Aircraft Photo of VH-UVK | Lockheed DL-1A Vega | MacRobertson Miller Airlines - MMA |
Registration / Serial:VH-UVK
Other Marks:36
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 2/5/DL Vega
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed 2/5/DL Vega
Aircraft Version:Lockheed DL-1A Vega
Operator / Titles:(MacRobertson Miller Airlines - MMA)
C/n (msn):155
City / Airport:Perth - Maylands (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Airport Codes:None
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID: 150207
Photo Comment

VH-UVK set out for Australia as G-ABGK, Race No. 16, in the 1934 Mildenhall-Melbourne air race. Its race was over when its undercarriage collapsed on landing at Aleppo in Syria. The damaged aircraft was salvaged and shipped to Australia where it was repaired by Horrie Miller, of MacRobertson Miller Airlines fame. He operated -UVK until November 1941 when the RAAF impressed it as A42-1. The Vega survived the war but was scrapped at the orders of the Department of Civil Aviation. Photo from: National Library of Australia

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