VH-AGX (2) (as RI-004) Avro 652A Anson 1
This rare photograph
comes from Alex Sidharta in Indonesia. VH-AGX was civilianized in
1947 and sold to the fledgling
Indonesian Airways as RI-004 in July 1948. . As
indicated in my
VH-BBY, it is unlikely that ICAO officially sanctioned the use of
RI- for the Republic
of Indonesia, but at least six aircraft bore
that series. This Anson was formerly W2473 in the RAAF.
first VH-AGX was to have been the Ryan STM c/n 490, but this aircraft
in Hong Kong as VR-HDM
and the rego was never taken up.