Aircraft Photo of VH-BOB / A68-104 | Commonwealth CA-18 Mustang 21 (P-51D) | Australia - Air Force | #44769
Registration / Serial:VH-BOB
Alternate Serial:A68-104
Aircraft Original Type:North American P-51 Mustang
Aircraft Generic Type:Commonwealth CA-17/18 Mustang (P-51)
Aircraft Version:Commonwealth CA-18 Mustang 21 (P-51D)
C/n (msn):1429
Operator Painted:Australia - Air Force
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: 44769
Photo Comment

Post-war CAC production, taken on RAAF charge in November 1947. Struck off at RAAF Tocumwal April 1958 & sold for scrap 1960. Rescued from scrapping by Titus Oates & subsequently passed through the hands of Adastra Airways before ending up on a farm at Jerilderie, NSW. Operated from Jerilderie from August 1964. Purchased by present owner Bob Eastgate October 1970 & registered VH-BOB. Flown to Essendon March 1973 for restoration. First flight post-restoration February 1976.

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