Aircraft Photo of VH-ANP | Douglas DC-3-G202A | Ansett - ANA | #53244
Registration / Serial:VH-ANP
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-G202A
C/n (msn):4096
Operator / Titles:Ansett - ANA
City / Airport:Melbourne - EssendonMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YMEN   IATA: MEB   Local: YMEN   Other: -
Photo Date:27 January 1967
Photo by:William Gray (via David Carter)
Photo ID: 53244
Photo Comment

VH-ANP was ordered for Eastern Air Lines but impressed as a C-49B while still on the production line and given the serial 41-7693. It served in Australia with the USAAF, RAAF and airline ANA using the callsign VHCDE. ANA purchased the aircraft in 1946 and converted it to DC-3 standard. At the time of the photo it was still in use but was withdrawn in June. Two years later it was scrapped at the airport after authorities refused to allow its removal. This was done to protect the prevailing Two-Airline Policy which rigorously controlled competition.

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