Transavia PL12 Airtruk
VH-TRN was the prototype of this rather
unwieldy, but very successful agricultural aircraft.
Designed by Luigi Pellarini in New Zealand, it was put into production
by Transavia in Sydney.
the progenitor of some 110 built, most of which were
exported. Fittingly, this
aircraft is now on display in the Powerhouse Museum in
Sydney. VH-TRN first flew in April
1965 but was not officially added to the register until 8 June
1966. Greg Banfield's shot (above)
was taken at Bankstown in June
1965. The image below, by Bob Neate
(via the Geoff Goodall
collection) was also at Bankstown in 1966 after Transavia titling had
been added. It was with-
drawn from use
in March 1969.