Aircraft Photo of VH-CAT | Fokker F27-100 Friendship | CSIRO | #6261
Registration / Serial:VH-CAT
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F27 Friendship
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F27 Friendship/Troopship (C-31)
Aircraft Version:Fokker F27-100 Friendship
C/n (msn):10132
Operator Titles:CSIRO
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith InternationalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSSY   IATA: SYD   Local: YSSY   Other: -
Photo Date:January 1980
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 6261
Photo Comment

VH-CAT was delivered to the Department of Civil Aviation in 1959 and operated on calibration work until 1978, when it was sold to the CSIRO. Over the next 20 years it was used for scientific research which at times required being fitted with a long nose probe, which earned it the nickname Cyrano, after Cyrano de Bergerac. VH-CAT was withdrawn from use and eventually displayed at the South Australia Aviation Museum.

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

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