Aircraft Photo of VH-AAX | De Havilland Canada DHC-2/A1 Wallaroo | S.W.P. Aircraft Engineering | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-AAX
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver (L-20/U-6)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-2/A1 Wallaroo
Operator / Titles:S.W.P. Aircraft Engineering
C/n (msn):1411
Location
City / Airport:Sydney - BankstownMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSBK   IATA: BWU   Local: YSBK   Other: -
 
Photo Date:February 1970
Photo by:David CarterContact
Photo ID: 744
Photographer's Remark

VH-AAX was an unique Australian conversion of the Beaver called the Wallaroo. It used a Garrett TPE331 engine instead of the Pratt and Whitney PT6A used in production Turbo Beavers. The conversion was carried out at Bankstown in 1969 using an aircraft drawn from the Aerial Agriculture cropduster fleet. It was converted back into a regular Beaver in 1973 and returned to agricultural flying. In 1986 it converted again to Wallaroo configuration and was being used for skydiving in 2017.

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