Sir Minty has come up with the goods today and got this nice long shot of the De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver ZK-AMA2 (c/n 1477) tied up on Auckland Harbour.
Originally one of several operated by the Air Force of Ghana from 1961.
It was purchased by Aerial Agriculture of Australian and converted to an aerial top dressing aircraft around 1974. But a sudden fluctuation in the Ozzie ag industry saw the aircraft parked up for around ten years before it was refurbished and listed as VH-HAQ - went onto floats and operated in Queensland between 1984 and 1989.
It then moved back to Canada as C-GBVR and remained operational there (still on floats) until sold to NZ at the end of May.
And this is how I spied it at Sydney/Bankstown on 13-07-1975 in Ag mode but with no work on.
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