Aircraft Photo of VH-SNI / MZ105 | Taylorcraft E Auster Mk3 | UK - Air Force | AirHistory.net #43462
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-SNI
Alternate Serial:MZ105
Other Marks:A11-1
Aircraft Original Type:Taylorcraft Plus D
Aircraft Generic Type:Taylorcraft D/E/F/G/J Auster Mk1/2/3/4/5
Aircraft Version:Taylorcraft E Auster Mk3
C/n (msn):238
Operator Painted:UK - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:NarranderaMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YNAR   IATA: NRA   Local: YNAR   Other: -
 
Photo Date:22 April 2006
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 43462
Photo Comment

This historic Auster was built for the RAF as Mk.II MZ105 in Dec 42 but was retained by British Taylorcraft for testing until converted to Mk.III standard in April 44. Shipped engineless to Australia in Jul-Sep 44 to become the RAAF's first Auster, A11-1, on 2 Oct 44 fitted with a local-production Gipsy Major. SOC 10 Mar 60 to Nth Qld Flying Club, Cairns, becoming VH-SNI 23 Sep 60. Various owners and periods of inactivity until 1967. Fully and beautifully restored, ff 22 Feb 02.

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