VH-ADR  Northrop D1 Delta                                     (c/n  42)

                                                                             

                                         These two rare images are from the archives of the Civil Aviation Historical Society of South Australia.
                                         The Delta was used on an Antarctic expedition by the explorer Lincoln Ellsworth.   At one time it was
                                         registered NR14267 and fitted with skis.       After the expedition, and whilst Ellsworth was on his
                                         way home, so to speak, the Northrop was purchased by the Civil Aviation Branch of the Australian
                                         government.  During the war it saw service with the RAAF as A61-1.   Power was supplied by a
                                         735 hp Wright SR-1820-F2  Cyclone engine.    For another shot of this aircraft, and more history,
                                         go to:
                                                       http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/Northrop%20D.1%20Delta%20VH-ADR.htm