Avro 618 Ten
The above shot comes
the A J Jackson Collection at Brooklands Museum and shows the third
of the Avro 618s
delivered to the "first"
Australian National Airways, which was
named 'Southern Sky'.
more details of this fleet see VH-UMG.
VH-UMH was sold in 1933 to New England Airways
Ltd, a Sydney
concern, who renamed it 'City of
Grafton'. Seen below are a series of shots from the
collection of Bruce
Robinson of Deception Bay, whose grandfather founded New England
Two of them
show the aircraft in company with sister aircraft
VH-UNJ. Finally, at the foot of the page
a very uncontrasty, although interesting shot of the Avro after
Lawrence Wackett had designed a tail
and some rather sorry looking mainwheel spats for it. It was
found that the tail skid was constantly
snagging dog spikes left in sleepers in the front of the hangars at
Mascot. VH-UMH crashed on landing
Newcastle of 28 Nov
1935, was not repaired and was written off. I am not sure,
but suspect that the
third image in this set from Bruce may show the aircraft
after this accident.