MC-ABA Airspeed A.S.65
I suppose aircraft were (and still are) registered in Monaco for tax
purposes since clearly there is
no airport within
its 485 acres. I assume that they were probably based at either
Nice Airport or
fields in that area. Nowadays (and with the registration markings
3A-), most of
registered appear to be helicopters, which can, at least, land within
Anyway, in the
event, this Consul never did take up residency in Nice or anywhere near
the former Airspeed Oxford LX559, and was civilianized in 1947 as
registered in Monte Carlo (probably a ploy) it wound up in early 1949
as part of the nucleus
of the newly
formed Israeli Air Force, and was given the serial number 2804.
It is reputed to have
struck off charge in 1965.
Via the magnifying glass...............c/n 3331
ex LX599 to G-AJAX 10-1-47, allotted MC-ABA but ntu and
eventually sold to Israeli Air Force 8-4-49 where it was serialled
2804 and was probably retired April 1956.