Aircraft Photo of VH-FXY / 0-12471 | Cessna O-1G Bird Dog (305D) | South Vietnam - Air Force | #47002
Registration / Serial:VH-FXY
Alternate Serial:0-12471
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-1G Bird Dog (305D)
C/n (msn):22913
Operator Painted:South Vietnam - Air Force
City / Airport:Kyabram - IdlewildMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: YKYB   Other: -
Event:Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia National Fly-in 2010
Photo Date:24 October 2010
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 47002
Photo Comment

This beautifully restored Bird Dog even has the smoke marker rocket tubes beneath its wings. Originally USAF 51-12471. Although registered in Australia on 17 December 1996, this Bird Dog was imported in 1989 from Vietnam. Its restoration started in 1992 and took 9 years - it's very original and in magnificent condition in these colourful South Vietnamese Air Force markings. Short final at the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia's Auster Rally.

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