Douglas DC-3-232A 'Kanana'
is a pre-War original DC-3 fitted with Wright Cyclone engines.
was originally delivered to
National Airways in October, 1938 and named "Kanana". During the
war it saw service
with the RAAF as A30-3.
It is seen
above at Essendon in 1955.. It is Australia's oldest airworthy
'real' DC-3, the oldest
being VH-ANR which is static at the Queensland Air Museum at
Seen below is a nice Peter Gates color shot of it in latter days in
Airlines of South Australia livery.
is a contemporary shot by Martyn Covey taken at the Point Cook Air Show
2009, wherein it is dressed up in immediate post-war
Ansett livery (although it never flew with the
original Ansett Airways).