LN-NPN Airspeed AS.10 Oxford
After WW II Wideroes operated a
number of smaller types on their charter and scheduled
services. Six or so
ex-RAF Airspeed Oxfords were acquired. This rare image came from
Wideroes in the early 1950s.
Note glazed nose, indicating it may have been used for aerial
photography. This aircraft was ex-RAF
PK285 which was originally civilianized as LN-LAE.
After service with Wideroes
it apparently went to the Royal Norwegian Air Force with coding
V-AY. Ken Tilley advises other known
Oxfords were LN-LAD (c/n 4326, ex PK262 to
RNAF as V-AX); LN-NPP (c/n unknown, became V-AU) and LN-NPR (c/n
became V-AG). The last two wound up as fire
practice aircraft. (Would have burned rather
easily, I should think!).