VH-FNB  Fokker F.27 Friendship 200                              (c/n  10136)

                                   Originally ordered by Butler Air Transport, this Fokker order was taken over by Ansett-ANA,
                                   and VH-FNB was delivered in December of 1959 having left Schiphol on its delivery flight on
                                   December 4th.   Although it arrived in Melbourne in full Ansett-ANA livery, it was repainted
                                   into Airlines of NSW markings before entering service, as seen in the above shot by Peter Gates.
                                   Just over a year later it was repainted into Ansett-ANA livery and is seen in the shot below
                                   embarking passengers at Prosperpine, Queensland (gateway to the Barrier Reef's Whitsunday
                                   Islands group, and one of my favorite spots).   Most airlines seem to update/change their liveries
                                   (sometimes very subtly) fairly frequently, and Ansett-ANA was no exception, as seen in the photo
                                   at the foot of the page by Greg Banfield, taken at Mascot in November 1963 showing -FNB,
                                   still in full Ansett-ANA colors, but minus the "Friendship 200" titling on the nose.   Like several
                                   other sister aircraft, VH-FNB was sold to Indonesian carrier Merpati Nusantara Airlines in 1977.
                                   It became PK-MFP and was finally scrapped in Indonesia in 1998.