Aircraft Photo of NZ203 | Avro 626 Prefect | New Zealand - Air Force |
Registration / Serial:NZ203
Other Marks:A3
Aircraft Original Type:Avro 626
Aircraft Generic Type:Avro 626
Aircraft Version:Avro 626 Prefect
Operator / Titles:New Zealand - Air Force
C/n (msn):811
City / Airport:Wigram (closed)Map
Country:New Zealand
Airport Codes:ICAO: NZWG   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Photo Date:31 May 2008
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID: 40735
Photographer's Remark

The Avro Prefect was a development of the earlier Tutor with a third cockpit, to which could be fitted a Scarff ring for gunnery practice. This aircraft was one of four purchased by the RNZAF in 1935 and it served with 1FTS. After the war it was sold and became ZK-APC in 1948. It was purchased by the RNZAF Museum in 1980 and restored at Ohakea where it made its first flight on 8 July 1985. After several years flying an engine problem grounded it and it was put on static display at Wigram.

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