Aircraft Photo of VH-XVB / 011976 | Cessna O-1G Bird Dog (305D) | USA - Air Force |
Registration / Serial:VH-XVB
Serial Painted:011976
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna O-1 Bird Dog
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (305/321/L-19/OE)
Aircraft Version:Cessna O-1G Bird Dog (305D)
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):22290
Aircraft Name:Little Puff
City / Airport:BundabergMap
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YBUD   IATA: BDB   Local: YBUD   Other: -
Photo Date:4 August 2007
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID: 42444
Photographer's Remark

Originally built as an L-19A-CE at Cessna's Pawnee plant, cn 21546, to a 1951 order as 51-11976, this aircraft saw service with the US Army, then the USAF in Vietnam, then the South Vietnamese Air Force. Recovered from Vietnam by the late Col Pay & associates. Acquired and restored to its accurate Vietnam war colour scheme as flown by Maj James Kidder & Lt Col Charles Morrison with 19th TASS by Randal MacFarlane at Archerfield, it was first registered as VH-XVB on 7 May 1992.

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