VH-TAE Douglas DC-4-1009
VH-TAE and VH-TAF were freighters acquired by
TAA in 1964. The latter, seen above at
Eagle Farm, Brisbane in September 1968
in this shot from the Geoff Goodall collection had been
from Japan Air Lines where it was JA-6006. It was originally
delivered as a new, post-
purpose-built civilian DC-4 to National Airlines in 1946 ass NC33683.
TAA operated it
1970 when it was sold to Air Siam as HS-VGC. It was sold
to Eagle Aircraft Services in
in 1973 and allotted the registration G-BBVN. In the
event this was never painted on,
aircraft was withdrawn from use and stored, being finally broken up at
still wearing its HS-VGC rego.