Aircraft Photo of VH-AGJ / A68-118 | Commonwealth CA-18 Mustang 21 (P-51D) | Australia - Air Force | AirHistory.net #36249
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-AGJ
Alternate Serial:A68-118
Aircraft Original Type:North American P-51 Mustang
Aircraft Generic Type:Commonwealth CA-17/18 Mustang (P-51)
Aircraft Version:Commonwealth CA-18 Mustang 21 (P-51D)
C/n (msn):CA18-1443
Operator Painted:Australia - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Eclat
Location
City / Airport:AvalonMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YMAV   IATA: AVV   Local: YMAV   Other: -
Event:Australian International Airshow 2009
 
Photo Date:15 March 2009
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 36249
Photo Comment

Jeff Trappett taxies 'Eclat' ('brilliant achievement' - and so it is) back to parking after a valiant attempt to get airborne in a very strong crosswind at the Australian International Airshow. This aircraft was post-war CAC production and BOC as A68-118 by the RAAF on 10 May 48. SOC 28 April 58. Bought ex storage at Tocumwal and registered VH-WAS 7 Aug 59. Stored Bankstown 60/73. Acquired Camden Museum of Aviation 73/78. Acquired by Jeff Trappett and trucked to Morwell for restoration, ff 19 April 81.

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