Previously EX423. From RAF/FAA lend-lease allocations.
Shipped to New Zealand on “Trivervank” in December 1942 and assembled at Hobsonville.
BOC 18 January 1943.
Allocated to 22 (Army Co-op) Squadron Norwood, March-May 1943.
To 21 (Army Co-op) Squadron Milson, May-August 1943.
With No.3 (TAF) Squadron 10 August 1950-31 March 1955.
Seventh Mk IIA to be converted to Mk 2A* between August 1954 and May 1957.
To storage at Wigram July 1962.
Declared surplus to requirements and sold by GSB tender number 02110 09 October 1978 to F. Pike, Maroubra, NSW, Australia for $2000.
Price included propellor but no engine. Shipped to Melbourne in July 1978. To display at Drages Airworld. To D. Hamilton, Whorouly, Victoria as VH-XNZ on 27 February 1991. Airworthy and flying in Australia.
|Registration / Serial:||VH-XNZ|
|Aircraft Original Type:||North American Texan / Harvard|
|Aircraft Generic Type:||North American T-6/SNJ Texan / Harvard|
|Aircraft Version:||North American AT-6C Harvard IIA|
|Operator Painted:||New Zealand – Air Force|