VH-DOD Cessna A188 Agwagon
Over 2500 Cessna
model 188s were built from 1966 until production ceased in 1982.
1971 on they were
as the Agpickup, and a version with a larger hopper became known
as the Agtruck.
Some 70 or so made their way to Australia. This
one, from the
registered in January 1967. Roger McDonald's color shot above was
NSW in August 1981 after it had been modified by Hazelton Air Services
Cudal to a
two-seater model, known is Australia as the A188/A2.
Geoff Goodall's B&W
photo below was
taken at the distributor's base at Bankstown just after it had been
Note cut down cockpit versus
the razorback effect after conversion above. It would appear,
from Geoff's photo,
that the aircraft never actually carried its US registration of N9876V,
been painted up as VH-DOD in Wichita. This Agwagon was
written off following an accident
in July 1986 at
Munglinup, West Australia
(approx 100 km west of Esperance).