Aircraft Photo of N6-770 / 770 | De Havilland D.H. 115 Sea Vampire T22 | Australia - Navy | AirHistory.net #42750
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:N6-770
Alternate Serial:770
Military Code:NW-809
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 100 Vampire
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 100/113/115 Vampire
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 115 Sea Vampire T22
C/n (msn):15645
Operator / Titles:Australia - Navy
Location
City / Airport:NowraMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSNW   IATA: NOA   Local: YSNW   Other: -
Event:HMAS Albatross 21st Anniversary Air Show 1969
 
Photo Date:6 October 1969
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 42750
Photo Comment

N6-770 caught in the transition from its Royal Navy serial of XG770 to its Australian serial of N6-770. The Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm had since its inception kept the RN serials with which its largely British acquisitions were delivered. This was despite aircraft being allowed an "N" prefix. But the switch to US aircraft in the form of A-4 and S-2s led to a late adoption of Australia serials on the some of the surviving Sea Venoms and Sea Vampires. They were all gone by 1973. -770 was sold but never left Nowra, and is now displayed as XG766 at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

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