1930 racing special based on the metal fuselage variant of the Lockheed Vega, the DL-1. To Britain as G-ABGK. Flown to Cape Town in six days by Glen Kidston and Owen Cathcart Jones April 1931. Sold to Horrie Miller for participation in MacRobertson Melbourne race 1934. Overturned at Aleppo on the second day of the race, 21 October 1934, pilots Jimmy Woods and Don Bennett wounded. Shipped to Australia and restored. To VH-UVK. To RAAF as A42-1 in 1941. Scrapped 1945.
VH-UVK set out for Australia as G-ABGK, Race No. 16, in the 1934 Mildenhall-Melbourne air race. Its race was over when its undercarriage collapsed on landing at Aleppo in Syria. The damaged aircraft was salvaged and shipped to Australia where it was repaired by Horrie Miller, of MacRobertson Miller Airlines fame. He operated -UVK until November 1941 when the RAAF impressed it as A42-1. The Vega survived the war but was scrapped at the orders of the Department of Civil Aviation. Photo from: National Library of Australia