Aircraft Photo of A5-4 | Westland Wapiti IA | Australia - Air Force |
Registration / Serial:A5-4
Aircraft Original Type:Westland Wapiti
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland Wapiti
Aircraft Version:Westland Wapiti IA
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Melbourne - EssendonMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YMEN   IATA: MEB   Local: YMEN   Other: -
Photo Date:May 1929
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID: 144820
Photographer's Remark

Wapitis had only just been delivered to the RAAF when A5-4 made an appearance at an air pageant at Essendon. It flew with the air force for 10 years until crashing at Mount Buninyong, Victoria on December 12, 1939. The RAAF received 44 Wapitis but one was damaged in a wharf accident and never entered service. Photo from: National Library of Australia

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