DC-3CS1C3G (c/n 13362)
In the immediate post-WW II era,
to augment their Lockheed 10As, Ansett Airways acquired
three DC-3s, the first of which,
VH-AMK 'Anstratus' seen above. The other two were VH-AML
and - AMJ. All three were
re-registered in the VH-RM series in 1948 (the first of which were the
founder's initials - R.M. Ansett).
Consequently photographs of them in VH-A--
comparatively rare. This
above shot is circa 1946, as is the one below, from the CAHS archives.
VH-AMK became VH-RMK and later, VH-BZK.
was sold to Thai Airways in 1958 as
HS-TDG. Its certificate of
airworthiness was finally cancelled
in 1973, although it was in store at
Bangkok (the one
with the golf course between the runways) until 1979
it was scrapped.