N1025V taxying for take-off from Sydney's Runway 25. The picture was taken towards the end of its career when Boeing 707s had replaced Stratocruisers on the main Australia-US West Coast route via Fiji and Hawaii, cutting out New Zealand. The then Auckland airport (Whenuapai) was unable to handle 707s and Stratocruisers continued to fly weekly from Sydney via Auckland to Hawaii. In 1961 DC-7Cs replaced the Strats and the Sydney-Auckland leg was dropped. N1025V was retired and later sold to the Israeli Air Force. Photo by the late Brian White, of Sydney.
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