Aircraft Photo of A77-878 | Gloster Meteor F8 | Australia - Air Force | AirHistory.net #27300
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:A77-878
Aircraft Original Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Generic Type:Gloster Meteor
Aircraft Version:Gloster Meteor F8
C/n (msn):[ WK907 ]
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
Location
City / Area:Sydney / Hyde Park [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
 
Photo Date:October 1969
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 27300
Photo Comment

A77-878 was delivered to the RAAF in 1953 and became an instructional airframe at RAAF Forest Hill in 1957. Passed to the Air Training Corps at Bankstown in 1966. -878 was exhibited in Hyde Park Sydney as part of the Waratah Festival in fake camouflage - it was silver in RAAF service. The undercarriage had been removed for transport. It was next on a plinth at the RAAF stores depot at Regents Park, Sydney, silver and with the gear doors closed. About 1988 it was removed and the wings cut off. The fuselage went to the RAAF depot at Dubbo before ending up at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra.

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