Sunday, 12 August 2018

Progress on Solent ZK-AMO.

A few shots below from Mike Smith via Sir Minty showing the progress being made on the Short S45A Solent 4 ZK-AMO at MoTaT.

ZK-AMO is c/n SH1559 and was delivered  to Tasman Empire Airways Ltd on 29-11-1949 and given the name 'Aranui'.
It was the last of the TEAL Solents - being retained for use on the 'Coral Route' from 1954 until its withdrawal from use on 14-09-1960 with 14,500 airframe hours.
It was stored at Hobsonville until May of 1966 and then moved over to the MoTaT.

Below a couple of earlier shots of ZK-AMO parked in the open at Meola Road.

 The three shots above taken on 14-10-1972.
 Above on 29-08-1985.
Below on 06-01-1986.

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