Aircraft Photo of VH-TVA / A98-340 | Cessna 180A | Australia - Army |
Registration / Serial:VH-TVA
Serial Painted:A98-340
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna 180 Skywagon
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna 180 Skywagon 180 (U-17)
Aircraft Version:Cessna 180A
Operator Painted:Australia - Army
C/n (msn):50340
City / Airport:AvalonMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YMAV   IATA: AVV   Local: YMAV   Other: -
Photo Date:6 March 2011
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID: 41953
Photo Comment

This Cessna 180 was built for the Australian Army. Allocated the 'trade-plate' N5040E for testing, it was delivered on 20 April 1959 and allocated the serial A98-340. It initially served with 16 AOP Flight and later with 161 Recce Squadron. Sold on 20 August 1975 to the Victorian Forestry Department and registered VH-TVA(2), but quickly on-sold. The current owner flew it extensively in New Guinea in the '60s. Since I last photographed it the original Army colour scheme has been restored.

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