ZK-AKW  Lockheed 18-56 Lodestar                        (c/n    2550)


                                  This aircraft was built as a Lockheed C-60A under a US Army Air Corps contract and given
                                  the serial number 42-56057.  It was shipped to New Zealand in 1943, joining the RNZAF as
                                  NZ3515.  After WW II it was sold to Union Airways, who named it 'Kopara'.  It was trans-
                                  ferred to New Zealand National Airways Corporatioin (in whose livery it is seen above) upon
                                  the formation of that company on 1 April 1947.   Some 4 years later it was sold in the the US
                                  as N756, where it served for several years as an executive transport, and by 1966 had been
                                  re-registered N7611.