Sold in the US as N176TM in 2000. The true identity of VH-ASF is a mystery. The c/n is a wartime rebuild number issued by de Havilland Australia and its original c/n and RAAF serial are not known. Originally registered VH-GAC in 1956 and became -ASF in 1958. Sometimes identified as c/n DHA273 which was destroyed in a midair collision in 1941. There is no correlation between the original c/ns and rebuild numbers. The lack of an RAAF serial suggests the rebuild may not have completed during the war.
The first Fu-24 with its open cockpit. By October 1956 it had been enclosed. The basic aircraft remains in production albeit highly developed with a turboprop engine producing more than three times the power of the initial version.
VH-AZM was based in the Northern Territory. It was sold to the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Queensland but retained its NTMS markings and titles for some time after the sale. Reregistered VH-DRF in January 1961.