VH-BMN  (2)  Cessna 401A                        (c/n  401A0001)


                                       This was evidently the first 401A off the production line.   It was a 1968 model, previously US
                                       registered N6201Q, but not imported into Australia until 1970. . Not being a Cessna twin expert,
                                       I am not sure what the subtle differences were between the 401 and 401A.    This shot was taken
                                       on the ramp at Essendon on a "memory lane" trip there in 1983.   I suspect John Wheatley's shot
                                       (below) was somewhat earleir.    -BMN is still active and is currently (2012) registered to the
                                       Batchelor Aviation Company in remote Batchelor, N.T.