Sister ship to the previous
aircraft and delivered on the same boat. This aircraft was
the military serial A36-4 but for some reason it was not taken
up. John Andrade at the site
states "Never delivered and therefore serial not taken up". That
sounds as if the owner reneged
on handing it over!
However, noted aviation historian Fred Niven advises: The
the RAAF, date unknown, until 11/11/42, as A36-4. However, its
deferred as it was already being mainly used for Army co-operation
duties, and the
order was rescinded 11/11/42." It is seen in the
shot immediately below from the Alan Betteridge
(via the CAHS) in war time camouflage, still wearing its civilian rego.
several shots of this machine. My own above
taken at Bankstown in the
below shows it just after its arrival in 1939.
Oddly, it was soon repainted, as seen in the
photo # 4 from the Nigel Daw
collection taken circa 1940. At that time it was owned by Bert
who was a bus operator (Bond's
Tours). Finally, at the foot of the page is a Geoff Goodall
taken at Warracknabeal, Victoria in April of 1967, sporting a smart