Aircraft Photo of A94-901 | Commonwealth CA-27 Sabre Mk31 | Australia - Air Force | #32982
Registration / SerialA94-901
Military Code01
Aircraft Original TypeNorth American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Generic TypeCommonwealth CA-26/27 Sabre
Aircraft VersionCommonwealth CA-27 Sabre Mk31
C/n (msn)CA27-1
Operator / TitlesAustralia - Air Force
City / AirportWollongong - Illawarra RegionalMap
Region / CountryNew South Wales, Australia
Airport CodesICAO: YWOL   IATA: WOL   Local: YWOL   Other: -
Photo Date26 February 2011
Photo byPhil Vabre
Photo ID: 32982
Photo Comment

Built as a Mk 30, this was the first production Avon-Sabre for the RAAF, delivered to 1 AD on 19 August 1954. Allocated to ARDU for test-flying, then squadron service with various units including 76 Squadron's Black Panthers aerobatic team. Converted to Mk 31 status with '6-3' fixed leading edge wing. Retired in December 1966 & scheduled to be converted to components, but rescued and displayed at the Mildura Warbirds Museum for many years. Donated to Bankstown Aviation Museum 1999 & passed on to HARS 2006

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