Aeroplane Monthly 1987-04
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Personal album
A view of the port side of Short S.30 G-AFCZ Australia, showing the damaged nose and port wingtip float.
Gordon Leith-Smith exercising the privileges of a licensed ground engineer, attending to the Bristol Pegasus engines of a Short S.23 Empire boat at Basra.
Australia up on the hard at Basra Airport with beaching gear fitted. The small door in the nose is the bow landing light. The opening above is the mooring compartment.
Salvaging Australia. The starboard wing has been loaded with sandbags to keep the damaged port wing out of the water.
The same ’boat, repaired and rebuilt, ready for refloating and air testing.