Air Enthusiast 1998-07
One of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force’s immaculate Douglas C-47s receiving attention at Lae in early 1978. The PNGDF received a total of six former RAAF Dakotas, this example, P2-003, being sold off in Australia in mid-1993 as VH-PTE.
Vampire FB.5 VV715 ‘NL-H’ of EC III/2 Alsace at Dijon, June 1949.
Spitfire IX MK305 ‘5A-P’ of 329 Squadron ‘B’ Flight at Perranporth in March 1944. The unit became EC U2 ‘Cigones’ post-war.
RAAF Caribou in all-white UN scheme at Richmond, April 1976.
A pair of RAAF Caribou - A4-264 framed by A4-234 - photographed in late 1978 at the Tapini airstrip in Papua New Guinea. Another example had previously crashed on the run way threshold, visible to the right.
A delightful pre-delivery view of an EMB-312F destined to serve with the Armee de l'Air's Groupement d'lnstruction 312 from Salon de Provence, replacing CM-170 Magisters from 1993.