VH-MMR  Fokker F.27 Friendship 200                           (c/n  10303)

                                This Friendship was originally ordered by Ansett-ANA but was delivered to MacRobertson Miller
                                Airlines in July 1966.  It is seen above in this photo by Geoff Goodall at Perth in July 1968 wearing
                                its original attractive MMA Jetstream color scheme, and named 'RMA Robe'.     Although Ansett
                                Transport Industries had acquired a majority interest in MMA in 1963, it was not until 1969 that the
                                airline was fully integrated into the Ansett fold and the livery was changed.  Geoff's shot (below) shows
                                it, again at Perth, but in 1971, now adorned in full Ansett style livery.  Withdrawn from MMA service
                                in 1971, it went to ATI subsidiary Airlines of NSW.  Greg Banfield's shot at the foot of the page shows
                                it departing Mascot in May of 1977.   It was transferred to Ansett Airlines of South Australia soon after
                                this shot was taken in 1977 and repainted into the so-called "Piping Shrike' white, red, yellow and black
                                livery.  At the foot of the page is a nice color shot by Danny Tanner, taken at Birdsville, Qld in September
                                1982 showing it in this Airlines of South Australia scheme. .      At the end of its career (in 1986) it was
                                transferred back to main Ansett Airlines service out of Melbourne.    It flew for another two years with
                                the parent company before being withdrawn from service in 1988.     It was then stored at Tullamarine
                                for many years and finally reduced to produce at Broadmeadows, Vic in 2002.