Sunday, 22 April 2012

Something different.

Definitely not NZ civil aviation - but extremely good shots from many years ago.These two shots were taken by the late Brian Telford and forwarded by his son Malcolm.
Above is the Handley Page HP.65 Hastings C.3 NZ5802 (c/n 128) of the RNZAF. This joined 41 Squadron in 1952. The aircraft was withdrawn from use on May of 1965 and broken up in August of 1969.
The De Havilland DH100 Vampire FB5 NZ5755 was ex RAF WA388 being transferred to the RNAZF in August 1953. It was put up for tender in March of 1973. I believe it went into private hands in Christchurch. What happened to it ?

More NZ civil aircraft shots from Brian soon.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty sure this is the one now at the Ashburton Museum. Could be wrong but I'm fairly certain this is wherte she resides now.