Aircraft Photo of VH-CMB | Fairchild Argus Mk1 (24W-41A) | USA - Navy | #46522
Registration / Serial:VH-CMB
Other Marks:2-F-4
Aircraft Original Type:Fairchild 24 (C-61 Forwarder/Argus)
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild 24 (C-61 Forwarder/Argus)
Aircraft Version:Fairchild Argus Mk1 (24W-41A)
C/n (msn):360
Operator Painted:USA - Navy
City / Airport:TemoraMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YTEM   IATA: TEM   Local: YTEM   Other: -
Photo Date:26 April 2008
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 46522
Photo Comment

Despite its current colourful but spurious colour scheme, this Argus was actually wartime production for the RAF as FK351, via lend-lease (ex USAAF 42-32155). After the war it was civilianised in the UK as G-AJXA prior to being exported to Australia. It was registered VH-CMB on 4 June 1954, with incorrect cn 362. Formerly based at Tyabb, it is now resident at Gatton, Qld.

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