Aircraft Photo of A20-649 | Commonwealth CA-16 Wirraway | Australia - Air Force | AirHistory.net #53431
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:A20-649
Aircraft Original Type:Commonwealth CA-1 Wirraway
Aircraft Generic Type:Commonwealth CA-16 Wirraway
Aircraft Version:Commonwealth CA-16 Wirraway
C/n (msn):CA16-1101
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Point CookMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YMPC   IATA: -   Local: YMPC   Other: -
Collection:RAAF Museum
 
Photo Date:November 1977
Photo from:David Carter Collection
Photo ID: 53431
Photo Comment

A20-649 was retired from RAAF service in 1958 and sold to Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation for conversion to a Ceres cropduster. This did not happen and it went to the RAAF Museum, although not owned by it. -649 became the basis of a warbird project (VH-WIR was reserved). The project was not completed and it was sold to the Fantasy of Flight Museum in Polk City, Florida where it was damaged in a hurricane. Subsequently, another Wirrway became VH-WIR (c/n CA16-1104). Photographer not known.

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