Aircraft Photo of VH-BAF | Avro 652A(M) Anson | Brain and Brown | #5217
Registration / Serial:VH-BAF
Aircraft Original Type:Avro 652 Anson
Aircraft Generic Type:Avro 652 Anson
Aircraft Version:Avro 652A(M) Anson
C/n (msn):[ MH120 ]
Operator Titles:Brain and Brown
City / Airport:Melbourne - EssendonMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YMEN   IATA: MEB   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:4 December 1976
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 5217
Photo Comment

VH-BAF was the rare survivor from Australia's large fleet of civil Ansons. When the rest were grounded in 1962 due to safety concerns over their glued wooden wings, VH-BAF was fitted with the metal wings and tailplane from an Avro Nineteen. Other modifications included an hydraulic undercarriage and constant speed props. VH-BAF was withdrawn from use in 1974 but returned to the skies 10 years later. For 18 years it spent a lot of time in museums with the occasional air show appearance. In 2002 it was sold in New Zealand where it was restored with the original glasshouse cabin as ZK-RRA.

This photo is copyright © David Carter, and may not be used or published in any way without permission.

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