Built by Lockheed constructors number 2090 as type L18-07 with Pratt & Whitney Hornets.
On March 6, 1941 assigned BOAC nicknamed "Lowestoft". On March 21, 1941 registred as G-AGBU and modified as a L18-56 with Wright R1820-87 Cyclones engines. During the war, operate from Cairo on their African route in camouflage.
During November 1947, sold to Henry Warren Grindrod Penny through W.S. Shackleton Ltd for UK£8,500. Aircraft was ferried from Cairo by BOAC and delivered to Penny in England. On arrival London the aircraft struck a building while taxying. Penny traded as Intercontinental Airlines Pty Ltd of Sydney and Intercontinental Air Tours of Kings Cross. Aeroplane was nicknamed "Aurora Borealis".
Retired in October 1963 and scrapped at Gisborne New Zealand during 1964.
VH-FAD - The Lockheed File
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January 31, 2018