Aircraft Photo of VH-UVZ / A17-691 | De Havilland D.H. 82A Tiger Moth II | Australia - Air Force | AirHistory.net #43342
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-UVZ
Alternate Serial:A17-691
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 82 Tiger Moth
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 82 Tiger Moth
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 82A Tiger Moth II
C/n (msn):3508
Operator Painted:Australia - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:NarranderaMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YNAR   IATA: NRA   Local: YNAR   Other: -
 
Photo Date:23 April 2006
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 43342
Photo Comment

The oldest airworthy Tiger in Australia, this rare pre-War, UK-built example was registered in Australia new as VH-UVZ on 12 August 1938 to Airflite Ltd. of Mascot. It crashed into Sydney Harbour in 1937, but was re-built and later impressed into the RAAF in August 1940 as A17-691. In 1947 it was restored to the civil Register as VH-BBP, later becoming VH-PCD before being withdrawn from use in July 1961. It once again carries its original registration and since 2000 resides with the Temora Aviation Museum.

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