Built by Junkers in 1937 in Dessau, Germany. Constructors Number Werk Nummer 086 0952 as "Ju 86B-Australien". Registered in Germany as D-AGEY.
During March 1937, flown by pilot Hans Kommoll from Germany to Australia. In Australia, registered on May 14, 1937 as VH-UYA. Nicknamed "Lawrence Hargrave". This aircraft was acquired in trade by Sydney wool broker, H. Beinssen for £23,000 worth of Australian wool being shipped to Germany in exchange for this aircraft. No other wool ordered were placed, this aircraft was dismantled in Melbourne and shipped back to Germany arriving on August 25, 1937.
Back in Germany, re-registered as D-AREY. This aircraft became the personal aircraft of Junkers director Koppenberg. Assigned code D-ARJF and nicknamed "Herbert Norkus". Later, fuselage code
Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.
Ed Coates Collection VH-UYA Junkers Ju86 (c/n 86/0952) (photo)
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January 31, 2018