Aircraft Photo of VH-GAV / A17-25 | De Havilland D.H. 82A Tiger Moth | Australia - Air Force | AirHistory.net #43693
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-GAV
Alternate Serial:A17-25
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):DHA598
Operator Painted:Australia - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:EchucaMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YECH   IATA: ECH   Local: YECH   Other: -
 
Photo Date:22 April 2007
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 43693
Photo Comment

It took some sleuthing to track down the real identity of this aircraft, which is not cn 559 as the Register shows. Built by DHA Mascot to an RAF order as DX537 but diverted to the RAAF as A17-423. Acquired rebuild cn T202 along the way. Civilianised as VH-AZH with the Royal Queensland Aero Club but crashed at Archerfield 20 Sep 58. Remains stored and later rebuilt as VH-UIE, 17 Aug 95. The markings A17-25 do not relate to this aircraft's wartime identity.

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