P.16D Q-Six (c/n Q.25)
I have always thought the Percival Q.6 was a "neat"
looking little aircraft. Twenty-seven of these 6/7
were built at Luton. Only three of them had retractable landing
gear (P.16D) and of these, two
of them were
on the VH- register. (See VH-ABY). The
non-retractable geared version had a panted
very similar to that of the Dragon Rapide. This shot
was taken "somewhere in Victoria" in
the event, this aircraft was repatriated back to the UK, went briefly
on the GB civil register as
and was almost immediately impressed (impounded?) into service as
Note unidentified Beech 17
Staggerwing in the background.