Aircraft Photo of VH-BEN / A17-736 | De Havilland D.H. 82A Tiger Moth | Australia - Air Force | #43586
Registration / Serial:VH-BEN
Alternate Serial:A17-736
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
Licence-built by:De Havilland Australia
C/n (msn):DHA1067
Operator Painted:Australia - Air Force
City / Airport:KynetonMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YKTN   IATA: -   Local: YKTN   Other: -
Photo Date:16 April 2006
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 43586
Photo Comment

This aircraft was built for the RAAF in 1944 and immediately placed in storage until 1948. It then saw service at Point Cook and Uranquinty until 1952, when it was 'retired'. It was sold and civilianised in 1958, becoming VH-RQA(3), later VH-BQN(2). It was partially destroyed in a bushfire in 1977 but was rebuilt to fly again in the '80s. It is currently with Tiger Moth Joyflights back at Point Cook and is seen here fresh from another rebuild and in a new colour scheme.

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