ZK-AMG Short S.25
In 1947 New Zealand National Airways took
over the flying boat service from Auckland to
Fiji which had
previously been operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
four Sunderlands used on that service (actually only three, since one
was almost immediately
to the Air Force) were transferred to the civil register. NZ4103
(this was originally built as a Sunderland maritime patrol aircraft for
the RAF as ML794).
machine was eventually handed over to TEAL (NZNAC were not particularly
flying boats) although when this photograph was taken at Auckland in
1949 I suspect that
the owners of
note were, at that time, NZNAC. It was finally broken
up in 1955.