Built by the Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne.
Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Beaufort Mark VIII serial number A9-210. Assigned to 100 Squadron with code QH-D. No known nickname or nose art.
This Beaufort was abandoned at Tadji Airfield.
Until 1974, this Beaufort remained in situ at Tadji Airfield.
During 1974, this Beaufort was salvaged by
Charles Darby and Monty Armstrong on behalf of David Tallichet / Yesterday's Air
Force (MARC). Instead, of being shipped to the United States, this Beaufort was shipped to Monty Armstrong in New Zealand and then to Australia where it was sold.
This Beaufort is displayed at the Australian Army Museum of Flying, at Oakey
Airfield, it is partially restored with the fuselage section of Beaufort A9-13.
Pacific Aircraft Wrecks page 4 (upper), 57 (middle), 64 (middle left)
Australian National Aviation Museum - Beaufort A9-13 / A9-210
ADF Serials - Beaufort A9-210
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January 9, 2018