VH-DOB (1) Avro 652A Anson 1
The series of images on this page
are all from the Geoff Goodall collection. VH-DOB was the
former VH-RAS of Robby's at Parafield who
used it for aerial survey work in the South Australian
In 1961 it was sold to Bill Dobson of Melbourne who never took delivery
and it remained
in the back of the
Robby's hangar. Whatever plans he had for it were no doubt
thwarted by the
grounding order effective June 1962. The photos, all at
January 1963 after it was finally rolled out of the hangar.
-1) In the hangar in 1962 sharing the space
with with the Mraz Sokol VH-BXY and
Lockheed 12 VH-FMS.
(below -2) On the fire
practice ground in June 1964 looking battered and awaiting the end.
(below - 3) All that
remained on the fire practice ground in January 1966.