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Registration / Serial:F-ZVLU
Aircraft Original Type:Sud-Ouest SO-1221 Djinn
Aircraft Generic Type:Sud-Ouest SO-1221 Djinn
Aircraft Version:Sud-Ouest SO-1221PS Djinn
C/n (msn):1221/FC16
Operator / Titles:France - Army
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:October 1957
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:302654Submit Correction
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Registration / Serial:F-ZVLU
Aircraft Version:Sud-Ouest SO-1221PS Djinn
C/n (msn):1221/FC16
Operator / Titles:France - Army
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:October 1957
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:F-ZVLU
Aircraft Original Type:Sud-Ouest SO-1221 Djinn
Aircraft Generic Type:Sud-Ouest SO-1221 Djinn
Aircraft Version:Sud-Ouest SO-1221PS Djinn
C/n (msn):1221/FC16
Operator / Titles:France - Army
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:October 1957
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:302654Submit Correction
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Registration / Serial:F-ZVLU
Aircraft Version:Sud-Ouest SO-1221PS Djinn
C/n (msn):1221/FC16
Operator / Titles:France - Army
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:October 1957
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-INW
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6
C/n (msn):43058 / 86
Operator / Titles:Australian National Airways - ANA
Aircraft Name:Kurana
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, Australia
Photo Date:September 1953 to October 1957
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:302223Submit Correction
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You can hear the roar from here... Australian National Airways' Douglas DC-6 VH-INW 'Kurana' at full takeoff power tucks away her gear, probably at Essendon in the early 1950s. This aircraft was delivered to National Airlines in the USA in 1947, registered N90894. When ANA bought her in 1953, they liked the National colour scheme so much that they adopted it themselves. Kurana was transferred to ANSETT-ANA when the airlines merged in 1957, and was sold back to the USA in 1960. She spent time on the Nicaraguan and El Salvadoran registers and was scrapped at Miami in 1977.
Registration / Serial:VH-INW
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6
C/n (msn):43058 / 86
Operator / Titles:Australian National Airways - ANA
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, Australia
Photo Date:September 1953 to October 1957
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-INW
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6
C/n (msn):43058 / 86
Operator / Titles:Australian National Airways - ANA
Aircraft Name:Kurana
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, Australia
Photo Date:September 1953 to October 1957
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:302223Submit Correction
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You can hear the roar from here... Australian National Airways' Douglas DC-6 VH-INW 'Kurana' at full takeoff power tucks away her gear, probably at Essendon in the early 1950s. This aircraft was delivered to National Airlines in the USA in 1947, registered N90894. When ANA bought her in 1953, they liked the National colour scheme so much that they adopted it themselves. Kurana was transferred to ANSETT-ANA when the airlines merged in 1957, and was sold back to the USA in 1960. She spent time on the Nicaraguan and El Salvadoran registers and was scrapped at Miami in 1977.
Registration / Serial:VH-INW
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6
C/n (msn):43058 / 86
Operator / Titles:Australian National Airways - ANA
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, Australia
Photo Date:September 1953 to October 1957
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-KAZ
Aircraft Original Type:Auster J-1
Aircraft Generic Type:Auster J-1 Autocrat/Alpha/Aiglet/Workmaster
Aircraft Version:Auster J-1B Aiglet
C/n (msn):2672
Operator / Titles:Royal Victorian Aero Club
City / Airport:Melbourne - Moorabbin (YMMB / MBW)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:June 1951 to December 1959
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:302220Submit Correction
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Registration / Serial:VH-KAZ
Aircraft Version:Auster J-1B Aiglet
C/n (msn):2672
Operator / Titles:Royal Victorian Aero Club
City / Airport:Melbourne - Moorabbin (YMMB / MBW)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:June 1951 to December 1959
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-KAZ
Aircraft Original Type:Auster J-1
Aircraft Generic Type:Auster J-1 Autocrat/Alpha/Aiglet/Workmaster
Aircraft Version:Auster J-1B Aiglet
C/n (msn):2672
Operator / Titles:Royal Victorian Aero Club
City / Airport:Melbourne - Moorabbin (YMMB / MBW)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:June 1951 to December 1959
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:302220Submit Correction
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Registration / Serial:VH-KAZ
Aircraft Version:Auster J-1B Aiglet
C/n (msn):2672
Operator / Titles:Royal Victorian Aero Club
City / Airport:Melbourne - Moorabbin (YMMB / MBW)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:June 1951 to December 1959
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-BMU
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover Mk1
C/n (msn):5002
Operator / Titles:(Department of Civil Aviation)
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:December 1948 to December 1959
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291901Submit Correction
View count: 68
VH-BMU was the second Drover to be built and the second to be operated by the Department of Civil Aviation. Registration VH-CAT was allocated but not taken up. Planned sale in the UK in 1959 as G-APPP did not go ahead and VH-BMU remained in Australia. In 1964 it was sold to New Hebrides Airways (Vanuatu) as VQ-FAD. Reregistered VP-FAD in 1966 and crashed Tanna Island on October 21 that year.
Registration / Serial:VH-BMU
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover Mk1
C/n (msn):5002
Operator / Titles:(Department of Civil Aviation)
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:December 1948 to December 1959
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-BMU
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover Mk1
C/n (msn):5002
Operator / Titles:(Department of Civil Aviation)
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:December 1948 to December 1959
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291901Submit Correction
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VH-BMU was the second Drover to be built and the second to be operated by the Department of Civil Aviation. Registration VH-CAT was allocated but not taken up. Planned sale in the UK in 1959 as G-APPP did not go ahead and VH-BMU remained in Australia. In 1964 it was sold to New Hebrides Airways (Vanuatu) as VQ-FAD. Reregistered VP-FAD in 1966 and crashed Tanna Island on October 21 that year.
Registration / Serial:VH-BMU
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover Mk1
C/n (msn):5002
Operator / Titles:(Department of Civil Aviation)
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:December 1948 to December 1959
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-TAO
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 240/600 (C-131/T-29/Samaritan)
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-5
C/n (msn):D32
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:George Bass
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, Australia
Photo Date:March 1948 to December 1959
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291859Submit Correction
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Registration / Serial:VH-TAO
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-5
C/n (msn):D32
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, Australia
Photo Date:March 1948 to December 1959
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-TAO
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 240/600 (C-131/T-29/Samaritan)
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-5
C/n (msn):D32
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:George Bass
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, Australia
Photo Date:March 1948 to December 1959
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291859Submit Correction
View count: 96
Registration / Serial:VH-TAO
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-5
C/n (msn):D32
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, Australia
Photo Date:March 1948 to December 1959
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:NC90700
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
Aircraft Version:Boeing 377-10-19 Stratocruiser
C/n (msn):15922
Operator Painted:Pan American World Airways - PAA
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:8 July 1947 to 24 October 1950
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Photo ID:291803Submit Correction
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The prototype Stratocruiser, NX90700, first flew in July 1947. Originally wearing Boeing titles, at some stage it was evidently re-painted in the colours of major operator Pan Am and re-registered NC90700 (as here), possibly for commercial route flying trials. The aircraft was later upgraded and sold to Pan Am in 1950 as N1022V Clipper Nightingale. In 1961 it was sold in Venezuela to RANSA, becoming YV-C-ERI. Unfortunately it was broken up in 1969.
Registration / Serial:NC90700
Aircraft Version:Boeing 377-10-19 Stratocruiser
C/n (msn):15922
Operator Painted:Pan American World Airways - PAA
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:8 July 1947 to 24 October 1950
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:NC90700
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
Aircraft Version:Boeing 377-10-19 Stratocruiser
C/n (msn):15922
Operator Painted:Pan American World Airways - PAA
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:8 July 1947 to 24 October 1950
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Photo ID:291803Submit Correction
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The prototype Stratocruiser, NX90700, first flew in July 1947. Originally wearing Boeing titles, at some stage it was evidently re-painted in the colours of major operator Pan Am and re-registered NC90700 (as here), possibly for commercial route flying trials. The aircraft was later upgraded and sold to Pan Am in 1950 as N1022V Clipper Nightingale. In 1961 it was sold in Venezuela to RANSA, becoming YV-C-ERI. Unfortunately it was broken up in 1969.
Registration / Serial:NC90700
Aircraft Version:Boeing 377-10-19 Stratocruiser
C/n (msn):15922
Operator Painted:Pan American World Airways - PAA
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:8 July 1947 to 24 October 1950
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:September 1949
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291790Submit Correction
View count: 165
This is the first prototype Avro 707, the type itself being an experimental delta wing design for use in the development of the Vulcan bomber. VX784 made its first flight on 4 September 1949 but crashed less than a month later, on 30 September.
Registration / Serial:VX784
Aircraft Version:Avro 707
C/n (msn):[ VX784 ]
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force / A.V. Roe (Avro)
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:September 1949
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:September 1949
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Photo ID:291790Submit Correction
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This is the first prototype Avro 707, the type itself being an experimental delta wing design for use in the development of the Vulcan bomber. VX784 made its first flight on 4 September 1949 but crashed less than a month later, on 30 September.
Registration / Serial:VX784
Aircraft Version:Avro 707
C/n (msn):[ VX784 ]
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force / A.V. Roe (Avro)
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:September 1949
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-CAM
Aircraft Original Type:Auster J-5/8
Aircraft Generic Type:Auster J-5/8 Adventurer/Aiglet Trainer/Alpine/Autocar
Aircraft Version:Auster J-5 Adventurer
C/n (msn):2883
Operator / Titles:Department of Civil Aviation
City / Airport:Port Moresby - Jacksons International (AYPY / POM)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1949
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291789Submit Correction
View count: 47
After initial use in Melbourne from 1949, VH-CAM was allocated to DCA's Papua New Guinea Region where it was based at Port Moresby. It flew on DCA duties for only two years until it crashed during a forced landing off Port Moresby harbour on 5 December 1951. Note the RAAF survey Mosquito in the background.
Registration / Serial:VH-CAM
Aircraft Version:Auster J-5 Adventurer
C/n (msn):2883
Operator / Titles:Department of Civil Aviation
City / Airport:Port Moresby - Jacksons International (AYPY / POM)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1949
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-CAM
Aircraft Original Type:Auster J-5/8
Aircraft Generic Type:Auster J-5/8 Adventurer/Aiglet Trainer/Alpine/Autocar
Aircraft Version:Auster J-5 Adventurer
C/n (msn):2883
Operator / Titles:Department of Civil Aviation
City / Airport:Port Moresby - Jacksons International (AYPY / POM)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1949
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291789Submit Correction
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After initial use in Melbourne from 1949, VH-CAM was allocated to DCA's Papua New Guinea Region where it was based at Port Moresby. It flew on DCA duties for only two years until it crashed during a forced landing off Port Moresby harbour on 5 December 1951. Note the RAAF survey Mosquito in the background.
Registration / Serial:VH-CAM
Aircraft Version:Auster J-5 Adventurer
C/n (msn):2883
Operator / Titles:Department of Civil Aviation
City / Airport:Port Moresby - Jacksons International (AYPY / POM)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1949
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-UZO
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 10 Electra
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed 10 Electra (C-35/36/37/R2O)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 10-B Electra
C/n (msn):1107
Operator / Titles:Ansett Airways
Aircraft Name:Ansertes
City / Airport:Narrandera (YNAR / NRA)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291568Submit Correction
View count: 86
Ansertes outside the rudimentary 'passenger terminal' at Narrandera, 1938. (Note: This aircraft was built as an L-10B but later converted to an L-10A.)
Registration / Serial:VH-UZO
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 10-B Electra
C/n (msn):1107
Operator / Titles:Ansett Airways
City / Airport:Narrandera (YNAR / NRA)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-UZO
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 10 Electra
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed 10 Electra (C-35/36/37/R2O)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 10-B Electra
C/n (msn):1107
Operator / Titles:Ansett Airways
Aircraft Name:Ansertes
City / Airport:Narrandera (YNAR / NRA)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291568Submit Correction
View count: 86
Ansertes outside the rudimentary 'passenger terminal' at Narrandera, 1938. (Note: This aircraft was built as an L-10B but later converted to an L-10A.)
Registration / Serial:VH-UZO
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 10-B Electra
C/n (msn):1107
Operator / Titles:Ansett Airways
City / Airport:Narrandera (YNAR / NRA)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-INW
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6
C/n (msn):43058 / 86
Operator / Titles:Australian National Airways - ANA
Aircraft Name:Kurana
Location:In Flight
Country:Not known
Photo Date:1953
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291559Submit Correction
View count: 197
This aircraft was delivered to National Airlines in 1947 as N90894. It was acquired by ANA in 1953 and re-registered VH-INW. In 1957 ANA was bought out by Ansett, becoming ANSETT-ANA. VH-INW was sold in 1960, returning to the USA, then Nicaragua and El Salvador. It was scrapped in Miami in 1977. (CAHS/Dr Bill Bradfield collection)
Registration / Serial:VH-INW
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6
C/n (msn):43058 / 86
Operator / Titles:Australian National Airways - ANA
Location:In Flight
Country:Not known
Photo Date:1953
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-INW
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6
C/n (msn):43058 / 86
Operator / Titles:Australian National Airways - ANA
Aircraft Name:Kurana
Location:In Flight
Country:Not known
Photo Date:1953
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291559Submit Correction
View count: 197
This aircraft was delivered to National Airlines in 1947 as N90894. It was acquired by ANA in 1953 and re-registered VH-INW. In 1957 ANA was bought out by Ansett, becoming ANSETT-ANA. VH-INW was sold in 1960, returning to the USA, then Nicaragua and El Salvador. It was scrapped in Miami in 1977. (CAHS/Dr Bill Bradfield collection)
Registration / Serial:VH-INW
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6
C/n (msn):43058 / 86
Operator / Titles:Australian National Airways - ANA
Location:In Flight
Country:Not known
Photo Date:1953
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-INH
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B
C/n (msn):44693 / 551
Operator / Titles:Australian National Airways - ANA
Aircraft Name:Bungana
Location:Not known
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:February 1955
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291538Submit Correction
View count: 167
An ANA publicity photo taken prior to VH-INH's delivery to Australia. ANA was later bought out by Ansett, becoming ANSETT-ANA. VH-INH was later transferred to rival airline TAA as part of a fleet-balancing arrangement under Australia's 'two airline policy', before being sold in 1967 to Denmark as OY-STP.
Registration / Serial:VH-INH
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B
C/n (msn):44693 / 551
Operator / Titles:Australian National Airways - ANA
Location:Not known
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:February 1955
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-INH
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B
C/n (msn):44693 / 551
Operator / Titles:Australian National Airways - ANA
Aircraft Name:Bungana
Location:Not known
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:February 1955
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291538Submit Correction
View count: 167
An ANA publicity photo taken prior to VH-INH's delivery to Australia. ANA was later bought out by Ansett, becoming ANSETT-ANA. VH-INH was later transferred to rival airline TAA as part of a fleet-balancing arrangement under Australia's 'two airline policy', before being sold in 1967 to Denmark as OY-STP.
Registration / Serial:VH-INH
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B
C/n (msn):44693 / 551
Operator / Titles:Australian National Airways - ANA
Location:Not known
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:February 1955
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1966
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291476
View count: 71
Aerial view of Lae aerodrome, 1966. You can see how the aerodrome is being built out, one of the reasons it closed in the 1980s.
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)
Photo Date:1966
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1966
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291476
View count: 71
Aerial view of Lae aerodrome, 1966. You can see how the aerodrome is being built out, one of the reasons it closed in the 1980s.
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)
Photo Date:1966
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:October 1947 to July 1948
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291474
View count: 135
Overview of Lae aerodrome. There's a sign on the front of the Control Building (left) reading 'Base Operations', probably a hangover from the war. Aircraft with readable registrations are Guinea Air Traders' DC-3 VH-GAT, which only wore that registration between 10-47 and 7-48, and Dragon VH-AMO belonging to the Catholic Mission of the Holy Ghost at Alexishafen. The latter crashed at Mingende, New Guinea on New Year's Eve 1948.
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)
Photo Date:October 1947 to July 1948
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:October 1947 to July 1948
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291474
View count: 135
Overview of Lae aerodrome. There's a sign on the front of the Control Building (left) reading 'Base Operations', probably a hangover from the war. Aircraft with readable registrations are Guinea Air Traders' DC-3 VH-GAT, which only wore that registration between 10-47 and 7-48, and Dragon VH-AMO belonging to the Catholic Mission of the Holy Ghost at Alexishafen. The latter crashed at Mingende, New Guinea on New Year's Eve 1948.
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)
Photo Date:October 1947 to July 1948
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1949
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291473
View count: 76
Overview of Lae aerodrome, 1949. The former Guinea Airways in the distance now has a title 'MAL', indicating occupancy by Mandated Air Lines. Identifiable aircraft, nearest to farthest, are Qantas Empire Airways' DC-3s VH-EAK, VH-EB?, VH-EAR and VH-EAQ.
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)
Photo Date:1949
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1949
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291473
View count: 76
Overview of Lae aerodrome, 1949. The former Guinea Airways in the distance now has a title 'MAL', indicating occupancy by Mandated Air Lines. Identifiable aircraft, nearest to farthest, are Qantas Empire Airways' DC-3s VH-EAK, VH-EB?, VH-EAR and VH-EAQ.
City / Airport:Lae (AYLA / LAE) (closed)
Photo Date:1949
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:19 March 1932
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291125Submit Correction
View count: 58
On the night of 19 March 1932, the day of the opening of the famous Sydney Harbour bridge, the Southern Cross took a load of passengers to view the illuminations on the bridge. Returning to Mascot - as it then was - the Southern Cross made a heavy landing and was badly damaged. The aircraft underwent extensive repairs before returning to the air.
Registration / Serial:VH-USU
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIb-3m
C/n (msn):4954
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:19 March 1932
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:19 March 1932
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Photo ID:291125Submit Correction
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On the night of 19 March 1932, the day of the opening of the famous Sydney Harbour bridge, the Southern Cross took a load of passengers to view the illuminations on the bridge. Returning to Mascot - as it then was - the Southern Cross made a heavy landing and was badly damaged. The aircraft underwent extensive repairs before returning to the air.
Registration / Serial:VH-USU
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIb-3m
C/n (msn):4954
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:19 March 1932
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-USX
Aircraft Original Type:Ford Tri-Motor
Aircraft Generic Type:Ford Tri-Motor
Aircraft Version:Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor
C/n (msn):4-AT-68
City / Airport:Salamaua (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:24 May 1935 to 19 April 1937
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Photo ID:291114Submit Correction
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This aircraft had quite a history before coming to New Guinea. Originally registered NC4806, then in Spain as M-CKAA, EC-KKA, then in the UK as G-ACAK. Acquired by Holden's Air Transport Service in 1935 but sold to Guinea Airways two years later. In the background of this image are Ford 5-AT-C VH-UTB and a Stinson Reliant, possibly VH-UGC.
Registration / Serial:VH-USX
Aircraft Version:Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor
C/n (msn):4-AT-68
City / Airport:Salamaua (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:24 May 1935 to 19 April 1937
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-USX
Aircraft Original Type:Ford Tri-Motor
Aircraft Generic Type:Ford Tri-Motor
Aircraft Version:Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor
C/n (msn):4-AT-68
City / Airport:Salamaua (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:24 May 1935 to 19 April 1937
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291114Submit Correction
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This aircraft had quite a history before coming to New Guinea. Originally registered NC4806, then in Spain as M-CKAA, EC-KKA, then in the UK as G-ACAK. Acquired by Holden's Air Transport Service in 1935 but sold to Guinea Airways two years later. In the background of this image are Ford 5-AT-C VH-UTB and a Stinson Reliant, possibly VH-UGC.
Registration / Serial:VH-USX
Aircraft Version:Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor
C/n (msn):4-AT-68
City / Airport:Salamaua (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:24 May 1935 to 19 April 1937
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1933
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291113Submit Correction
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The famous Southern Cross taking off from what was then Mascot Aerodrome.
Registration / Serial:VH-USU
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIb-3m
C/n (msn):4954
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1933
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1933
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:291113Submit Correction
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The famous Southern Cross taking off from what was then Mascot Aerodrome.
Registration / Serial:VH-USU
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIb-3m
C/n (msn):4954
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1933
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:G-AGOL
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Viking/Valetta
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Viking/Valetta
Aircraft Version:Vickers 495 Viking 1
C/n (msn):2
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:4 July 1945 to 28 February 1950
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Photo ID:291112Submit Correction
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G-AGOL was the second prototype Viking. It was later transferred to the RAF as VX238. The huge mast behind the cockpit was part of the flight-test gear!
Registration / Serial:G-AGOL
Aircraft Version:Vickers 495 Viking 1
C/n (msn):2
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:4 July 1945 to 28 February 1950
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:G-AGOL
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Viking/Valetta
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Viking/Valetta
Aircraft Version:Vickers 495 Viking 1
C/n (msn):2
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:4 July 1945 to 28 February 1950
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Photo ID:291112Submit Correction
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G-AGOL was the second prototype Viking. It was later transferred to the RAF as VX238. The huge mast behind the cockpit was part of the flight-test gear!
Registration / Serial:G-AGOL
Aircraft Version:Vickers 495 Viking 1
C/n (msn):2
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:4 July 1945 to 28 February 1950
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Registration / Serial:G-AGUA
Aircraft Original Type:Airspeed AS-57 Ambassador
Aircraft Generic Type:Airspeed AS-57 Ambassador
Aircraft Version:Airspeed AS-57 Ambassador
C/n (msn):61
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:10 July 1947 to 12 December 1951
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Photo ID:291110Submit Correction
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One of the most beautiful airliners ever made, the prototype Ambassador G-AGUA first flew on 10 July 1947.
Registration / Serial:G-AGUA
Aircraft Version:Airspeed AS-57 Ambassador
C/n (msn):61
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:10 July 1947 to 12 December 1951
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:G-AGUA
Aircraft Original Type:Airspeed AS-57 Ambassador
Aircraft Generic Type:Airspeed AS-57 Ambassador
Aircraft Version:Airspeed AS-57 Ambassador
C/n (msn):61
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:10 July 1947 to 12 December 1951
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One of the most beautiful airliners ever made, the prototype Ambassador G-AGUA first flew on 10 July 1947.
Registration / Serial:G-AGUA
Aircraft Version:Airspeed AS-57 Ambassador
C/n (msn):61
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:10 July 1947 to 12 December 1951
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-EAK
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3C-S1C3G
C/n (msn):12872
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Location:Not known
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:12 December 1946 to 23 October 1953
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Photo ID:288829Submit Correction
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Originally built as a C-47A-20-DK, serial 42-93008. Served with the RAAF as A65-45, callsign 'VHCIB'. Acquired by Qantas in December 1946, registered VH-EAK(1). Seen here at an unknown location in New Guinea probably late 1940s. Sold to the Royal Thai Air Force in October 1953, becoming L2-13/96. Crashed in January 1980.
Registration / Serial:VH-EAK
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3C-S1C3G
C/n (msn):12872
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Location:Not known
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:12 December 1946 to 23 October 1953
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-EAK
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3C-S1C3G
C/n (msn):12872
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Location:Not known
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:12 December 1946 to 23 October 1953
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:288829Submit Correction
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Originally built as a C-47A-20-DK, serial 42-93008. Served with the RAAF as A65-45, callsign 'VHCIB'. Acquired by Qantas in December 1946, registered VH-EAK(1). Seen here at an unknown location in New Guinea probably late 1940s. Sold to the Royal Thai Air Force in October 1953, becoming L2-13/96. Crashed in January 1980.
Registration / Serial:VH-EAK
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3C-S1C3G
C/n (msn):12872
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Location:Not known
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:12 December 1946 to 23 October 1953
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website