(1) Percival P.10 Vega Gull
Percival Gull VH-ABS visiting Maylands Airport, Perth in
1938. It was owned by the Shell Co
of Australia, and
carried the name 'Spirit of Shell'
on the nose cowlings. This brand new Vega Gull
was based at Essendon and
maintained by Ansett Airways. Less than a year later it was
in the devastating
Ansett hangar fire on 28 February 1939.
The historic shot above
is from the
collection, whilst that below, showing the machine over Melbourne,
after it arrived (since
the name is not yet painted on the nose) is from the Lawrence Roche