VH-FNA  Fokker F.27 200 Friendship                              (c/n  10133)

                                    

                                           When Greg Banfield took the above shot of -FNA at Mascot in August 1964, this Friendship
                                           had had radar fitted, and the black rubberized nose blends in with the tarmac coloring on the
                                           Sydney ramp.   In the Fokker shot below, from the Hans Groen collection, the aircraft is seen
                                           over Holland in flight testing rego PH-FBA.    Like most of Ansett Transport Industries assets,
                                           it had several periods of "secondment" during its life.        It worked for MacRobertson Miller
                                           Airlines in 1967-69 and for Air Nuigini in 1973.  It was eventually sold to that latter airline in
                                          1976 becoming P2-ANJ.    From there it went to Brazil in 1982 as PT-LCX and to PIA in
                                           Pakistan in 1990 as AP-BDS.       By 2007 it was completely worn out and was sold to the
                                           Pakistan Navy for spares.    It was sighted at Karachi as late as June 2007.