Aircraft Photo of VH-LQX / 51-12001 | Cessna O-1A Bird Dog (305A/L-19A) | USA - Army | #45506
Registration / Serial:VH-LQX
Alternate Serial:51-12001
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna O-1 Bird Dog
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (305/321/L-19/OE)
Aircraft Version:Cessna O-1A Bird Dog (305A/L-19A)
C/n (msn):22115
Operator Painted:USA - Army
City / Airport:PenfieldMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: YPEF   Other: -
Photo Date:8 December 2007
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 45506
Photo Comment

Built to a 1951 order (in the days when the USAF ordered more than 17,000 aircraft a year) and delivered in 1952 as an L-19A-CE, serial 51-12001. I don't know the exact history of this aircraft, but it seems likely that it eventually went to the R Thai AF before being 'demobbed' and exported to Australia, becoming VH-LQX on 28 August 1991. It's currently based at Essendon and regularly flies IFR.

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