VH-AFN  de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth                  (c/n  LASCO 27)


                                    This was one of the (over 30) Gipsy Moths built under licence by Larkin Supply Co of Melbourne
                                    in 1928 for the RAAF.   The c/n given of # 27 is in doubt, and most references merely give its military
                                    serial (A7-44) as the c/n.  It remained with the RAAF at various EFTSs in the 1930s and was disburs-
                                    ed, free, to the Royal Queensland Aero Club on 27 June 1945.  The above shot, from the John Oxley
                                    Library, State Library of Queensland collection, was taken at Archerfield circa 1949 and shows it
                                    sporting the club's rudder stripes.  It was exported to the US in 1968 as N168G.  After an extensive
                                    restoration in the late 1990s the Moth is now currently flying with Early Birds Collection out of Lelystad
                                    in the Netherlands, still with its US registration.