VH-MED   Piper PA-39 Twin Comanche C/R                    (c/n  39-96)


                                       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.  Theoretically
                                       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). .