Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth
This was a pre-war Hatfield
built Tiger exported in March of 1939 to the Wellington
Aero Club as ZK-AGW. Six months later
war broke out and -AGW was impressed
into service with the RNZAF as
NZ703. Civilianized again in 1946 it was sold to the
Middle Districts Aero Club
in whose service it is seen here. The odd tail markings
I believe, a patch up following a minor prang.
It was sold to Barr Brothers in 1950 and
converted to a topdresser. Written
off in accident at Waiuku on 07 November 1950.
To Aircraft Services Ltd, Auckland for spares.
However, it was later rebuilt using the fuselage
of ZK-ASG (NZ772) but the construction number plate
and log books from ZK-AIO were
the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-BAZ on 21 April 1952.
Stalled and spun into ground while topdressing
in Waimai Valley on 22 March 1953 seriously
injuring the pilot, Stan
Caldwell. I would suspect that the shot below was taken after its
to Barr Brothers. The
front cockpit has been converted to a hopper, with the chemical efflux
just ahead of the leading edge..