Aircraft Photo of 2714 | Aero Commander 560 Commander | Laos - Air Force | AirHistory.net #430666
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:2714
Aircraft Original Type:Aero Commander 500 / 680
Aircraft Generic Type:Aero Commander 500/560/680 Commander
Aircraft Version:Aero Commander 560 Commander
C/n (msn):214
Operator / Titles:Laos - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Vientiane - WattayMap
Country:Laos
Airport Codes:ICAO: VLVT   IATA: VTE   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:1970
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID: 430666
Photo Comment

'King Savang Vatthana's airplane', a gift from President Eisenhower in 1956. Ex N2714B. The king did not like to use the Aero Commander, as he could not sit in an elevated, regal position. On the right is a C-123K Provider, 617. The USAF's 54-617 was transferred to Air America in 1966. It was converted to a C-123K in 1969. During November 1973 it was used to train Laotian pilots out of Vientiane and subsequently transferred to the Royal Lao Air Force as 617. Photo by: Ernest Kuhn / University of Wisconsin

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