Aircraft Photo of VH-MDV / A17-626 | De Havilland D.H. 82A Tiger Moth | Australia - Air Force | #44569
Registration / Serial:VH-MDV
Alternate Serial:A17-626
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
C/n (msn):DHA468
Operator Painted:Australia - Air Force
City / Airport:NarromineMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YNRM   IATA: -   Local: YNRM   Other: -
Photo Date:1 October 2005
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 44569
Photo Comment

This aircraft has a very interesting history. It was built to order of the Netherlands East Indies government in 1941 and based at Surabaya as PK-VVW, but shipped to Adelaide at the outset of the Japanese invasion. Impressed into RAAF Service 1942 as A17-626 and based at Temora, Richmond, Point Cook amongst others. Sold by RAAF 1954 to the Mackay Flying Club and became VH-GWB but crashed in Rockhampton in 1958 and was deregistered. Restored and re-registered as VH-MDV in 1959.

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