This photograph was taken by Jim
Dyson, probably in the early 1960s. It is presented here courtesy
of the David Molesworth collection.
ZK-BEM was the former VH-AGS and was exported to New
Zealand in 1955. I saw it at an air show in
Hastings that same year, although Jim's shot is better (mine
has the cockpits covered).
It was withdrawn from use in 1967,
languished in a hangar somewhere for
years and then was
restored to flying condition. It now
flies around wearing only its NEI Navy
serial number of S-53.
abundance of photos of it as it now appears, go to: