Aircraft Photo of VH-AKB / WB675 | De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T10 | UK - Air Force | AirHistory.net #48652
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-AKB
Alternate Serial:WB675
Military Code:23
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T10
C/n (msn):C1/0123
Operator Painted:UK - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:EchucaMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YECH   IATA: ECH   Local: YECH   Other: -
Event:Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia National Fly-in 2017
 
Photo Date:19 March 2017
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 48652
Photo Comment

This Chippie was built in 1950 for the RAF as a T.10, serial WB675. It was exported to Australia and became the second Chipmunk for the Royal Newcastle Aero Club to bear the registration VH-RNI on 19 December 1958. It was sold to the Royal Victorian Aero Club, becoming VH-RVH(3) on 4 October 1968. The RVAC sold it in early 1964 whereupon it became VH-AKB(3) on 24 January that year. It seems to have been withdrawn from use in 1969 and allocated the registration VH-ZAT in 1970. However, it is still flying as VH-AKB.

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