VH-MED Piper PA-39 Twin Comanche
The PA-39 was a PA-30 fitted with
counter-rotating 160 hp Lycoming IO-320-B1A engines
accompanied by modified wing
leading edges. Only 152 of them were built.
this John Wheatley shot should not
appear in this selection, since VH-MED was built in 1971.
However, it is a "new" type and hence I will make an exception. At
least a dozen of them out
of a total
production run of a mere 152 found their way out to
Australia. This particular air-
craft was re-registered VH-MAB in
1983, and, as such, is still current today (2012). .