VH-BBG  Avro 652A Anson 1    (c/n   ?)


                                      This interesting shot was taken at Port Moresby, New Guinea, and shows an Anson with a
                                      modified nose cone. Most Ansons had a hallmark 'flat nose' (compare this aircraft with
                                      VH-AOA).  Noted aviation historian Fred Niven states that both this, and VH-AOA were
                                      operated by Papuan Air Transport at one period in their careers.  Incidentally, the machine
                                      in the hangar in the background is another Anson, this one being the Department of Civil
                                      Aviation's VH-CAC.   The shot below is from the Geoff Goodall collection and shows
                                      VH-BBG "out to pasture" at Archerfield, Brisbane in 1959 after having failed a DCA glue
                                      adhesion test.     Barely visible are the  "Papuan Air Transport" titles above the windows.