Aircraft Photo of VH-BYM | Taylorcraft J Auster Mk5D Ajax | #43657
Registration / Serial:VH-BYM
Aircraft Original Type:Taylorcraft Plus D
Aircraft Generic Type:Taylorcraft D/E/F/G/J Auster Mk1/2/3/4/5
Aircraft Version:Taylorcraft J Auster Mk5D Ajax
C/n (msn):1772
City / Airport:TocumwalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YTOC   IATA: TCW   Local: YTOC   Other: -
Photo Date:19 September 2009
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 43657
Photo Comment

Built to a wartime RAF order as an Auster Mk 5, TW433, with a flat Lycoming O-290: first flight 12 Sept 1945. Used by Auster for trials post-war 1947-48. Struck off in April 1953 & sold the following year to Australia where it became the one and only Mk 5D Ajax, fitted with an in-line Gipsy Major & other civil mods. SOR 1971 - later rebuilt with an O-320 and returned to Register Feb 1983. Damaged by fire in Dec 2004 but rebuilt and looking good! Seen at the AAAA Chippie Rally.

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