VH-AGU  (2)   Douglas DC-3CS1C3G                              (c/n  15920/32668)


                                The second VH-AGU was a DC-3, and this colorful shot of it was taken by Ron Cuskelly at
                                Mascot in 1972, although it actually came onto the VH- register in 1959.   Note magnetometer
                                on tail.  This aircraft was an ex USAAF C-47B-35-DK (44-76336) and served in the RAAF
                                as A65-72 with the radio call sign VHCIO.  For a complete (and technical) history of it, plus
                                photographs of -AGU in subsequent liveries, go to Ron's excellent site at:
                                Since this aircraft was also leased by the Australian Department of Transport in the 1970s,
                                details of the work performed by VH-AGU in that era can be found at:

                                From 1961-1964 the aircraft was operated by the West Australian Adastra subsidiary    
                                Westralian Aerial Surveys.  Geoff Goodall's shot of it in that livery (below) was taken at
                                Mascot in Sydney in 1964 just before the aircraft was registered to Sepal Pty Ltd.
                                The 1970s saw it flying for East-West Airlines, and the middle image of the three below,
                                from the Phil Vabre collection, shows it at Essendon in those days.  Finally, Barry Maclean
                                provides a nice shot of it taken in the 1990s, also at Essendon.