AviationWA

Warbirds based in Western Australia

This list mainly includes airworthy ex-military aircraft painted in military markings.

To advise of additions or corrections, please email: aviationwa(at)gmail.com

© 2013 David Eyre

Registration Military serial & codes Type CN Comments Photos
VH-YVK 21 Aerostar Yak-52W

9111314

Built in Romania.
Ex 34 DOSAAF, N18CY
Based at Serpentine.
JetPhotos.Net
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VH-YZD XW357 / 5 BAC Jet Provost T.5A

EEP/JP/1007

Ex Royal Air Force
Ex XW357
Red/white with blue band around rear fuselage.
Based at Jandakot.
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VH-AGI NZ6362 / 62 BAC 167 Strikemaster

302

Ex RNZAF
Ex G27-198, NZ6362.
First flight Preston, UK 6 June 1972.
Delivered to RNZAF August 1972, serial NZ6362. Arrived New Zealand on Majestic 5 October 1972 and delivered to Ohakea 09 October 1972. First flight in New Zealand 15 November 1972. Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
To Aermacchi as part of purchase deal for MB339CBs December 1992 and sold by tender in March 1993.
Registered as VH-AGI to International Air Parts Ltd, Narrabeen, NSW 09 September 1993.
Based at Busselton.
Airliners.net Photo ID 0335520:
Untitled BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk88
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VH-EYV 33 Boeing A75N1 / PT-17 Kaydet

75-678

USAAC blue/yellow colours
Airliners.net Photo ID 1334938:
Untitled Stearman PT-17/R680 Kaydet (A75N1)
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VH-PJS 911 Boeing A75L300 Stearman

75-671

ex 41-911, N52042, N59GA, VH-JBC.
USAAC colours
Airliners.net Photo ID 0425199:
Untitled Stearman PT-17/L300 Kaydet (A75N1)
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VH-PWD Boeing E75 Stearman (N2S-5)

75-8255

USN yellow colours
Airliners.net Photo ID 0348866:
Untitled Boeing N2S-5 Kaydet (E75)
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VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman

75-1834

USAAC blue/yellow colours, has no code numbers painted on.
JetPhotos.Net
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VH-USE Boeing E75 Stearman
(PT-17D / N2S-5 Kaydet)

75-8314

USN yellow colours
Airliners.net Photo ID 0346017:
Untitled Boeing N2S-5 Kaydet (E75)
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VH-YDF 591 Boeing B75N1 Stearman (N2S-3)

75-2599B

ex BuNo.4269,N3188, N59127, (VH-JDF)
USAF colours – blue fuselage with yellow wings and tail.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1785806:
Untitled Boeing N2S-3 Kaydet (B75N1)
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VH-YND “42-755362 / 362″ Boeing E75 Stearman (N2S-5)

75-5362

USN markings with incorrect serial based on construction number.
Built as PT-13D with USAAF serial 42-17199, to USN as  N2S-5 BuNo 61240.  Believed to have then gone to owner in Nicaragua before arriving in Australia.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1612105:
Untitled Boeing N2S-5 Kaydet (E75)
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VH-YST 46 Boeing A75 Stearman (N2S-4) Ex 42-16983 PT-13D-BW of USAAF, BuNo 61024 N2S-5 of US Navy, N58983.
Orange with black cowling and rudder, marked as “N2S-4″
Based at York, WA
JetPhotos.Net
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VH-NTJ A85-443 / 43 CAC CA-25 Winjeel

CA25-43

Ex RAAF
Orange/white colours
Airliners.net Photo ID 1612379:
Untitled Commonwealth CA-25 Winjeel
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VH-WMN A85-451 CAC CA-25 Winjeel
CA25-51
Ex RAAF
RAAF markings – silver
Delivered to RAAF in April 1957. With 1 FTS when displayed at RAAF Laverton Airshow on 18 Apr 1971.
Withdrawn from service to RSTT Wagga, NSW.
Was owned by Bob Eastgate, and registered VH-WMN.
Currently Owned by Phil Nolan, and currently under restoration in York WA, at Lyn and Di Forster’s Brooklands Aviation.
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VH-FBJ CASA 1-131E Jungmann

E3B-227

Ex Spanish AF
Yellow with Luftwaffe markings
JetPhotos.Net
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VH-KIL 4 CASA 1-131E Jungmann

295

Painted in Imperial Japanese Army Air Service markings to represent a Kokusai Ki-86.
The origin of this aircraft is a consignment of CASA 1-131 E components imported to the USA by Marcus Bates in Odessa, Texas, USA from the Spanish Military.  All replacement parts were built in accordance with approved drawings by Joe Krybus of Krybus Aviation in Santa Paula, California.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1613840:
Untitled CASA 1-131E Jungmann
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VH-UAO A7-9 De Havilland DH-60G Gypsy Moth

613

Built as DH.60X Cirrus Moth. CofA 02/05/28. 19/08/32 Sold from RAAF – regd VH-UAO 19/08/32-26/09/34 and 02/10/34-14/09/36. Converted to DH-60G Gypsy Moth. Later impressed with RAAF as A7-92 of 9EFTS (22.7.40), 86 OBU ( 11.6.45), sold 18.6.45 and restored
Airliners.net Photo ID 0346014:
Untitled De Havilland DH-60X Moth
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VH-AMW A17-208 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth

DHA209

Ex RAAF.
Built in Australia by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown.
RAAF white with yellow band on rear fuselage.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1570661:
Untitled De Havilland (Australia) DH-82A Tiger Moth
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VH-AZT “A17-130” De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth

DHA853

Ex RAAF.
Actual RAAF serial was A17-721.
Built in Australia by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown.
RAAF trainer yellow colours.
In 1959, the fuselage of VH-BCW (c/n DHA127, ex A17-130 of RAAF which was WFU 10.10.47) was used in major rebuild, prior to sale.
The rebuilt aircraft kept registration VH-AZT & c/n DHA853. 4.5.1970 cancelled from register as withdrawn from use. 17.11.82 restored as VH-AZT, but with c/n “A17-130” Now painted in RAAF markings as A17-130.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1139432:
Untitled De Havilland (Australia) DH-82A Tiger Moth
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VH-BAR A17-666 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth

1342

Ex RAAF
(DX759), A17-666
RAAF trainer yellow colours
JetPhotos.Net
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© Mir ZafriZ
VH-BTP A17-744 / 44 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth

DHA1075/T315

RAAF trainer yellow colours
Airliners.net Photo ID 1612339:
Untitled De Havilland (Australia) DH-82A Tiger Moth
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VH-CKF A17-421 / 21 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth

DHA596

Ex RAAF.
Built in Australia by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown
RAAF trainer yellow colours
JetPhotos.Net
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© Neville Murphy
VH-DBC A17-543 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth

DHA978

Ex RAAF.
Ex A17-543, VH-BIW, VH-DAP, VH-DYI.
Built in Australia by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown
RAAF silver with yellow band
MyAviation.net:
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Photographer © Neville Murphy Aviation Images Australia
VH-DWD A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth

DHA202

Ex RAAF.
Ex A17-201, VH-AMG.
Built in Australia by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown
RAAF trainer yellow colours
Based at Serpentine.
JetPhotos.Net
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© Brenden
VH-FAS A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth

DHA34

Ex RAAF.
ex A17-37,VH-RJA.
Built in Australia by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown
RAAF trainer yellow colours
Airliners.net Photo ID 1619571:
Untitled Royal Aero Club of Western Australia De Havilland (Australia) DH-82A Tiger Moth
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VH-NIG N9129 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth

82248

Ex VH-DAL
Served with RAAF, retained RAF serial. Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/43 to 19/06/43. Registered VH-BJV 24/11/47 to 15/06/59. Registered VH-DAL 15/06/59 to 28/10/92. Registered VH-NIG from 28/10/92.
Painted in RAF camouflage
Airliners.net Photo ID 1123556:
Untitled De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth II
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VH-NOV A17-757 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth

DHA1088

Ex RAAF
Ex A17-757,VH-RNQ
RAAF silver with yellow band
Airliners.net Photo ID 1785804:
Untitled De Havilland (Australia) DH-82A Tiger Moth
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VH-PCI R-5264 / 64 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth

83123

RAAF trainer yellow colours
Based at Wongan Hills.
No photo available
VH-USB A17-207 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth

DHA208

Ex RAAF
Ex A17-207,VH-AHM
RAAF silver with yellow band
JetPhotos.Net
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VH-WFN A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth

DHA799

Ex RAAF
Ex A17-649, VH-RNO
RAAF silver with yellow band
Based at Serpentine.
JetPhotos.Net
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VH-FLC WP792 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10

C1/0684 (DHB.f.574)

Ex Royal Air Force
ex WP792, VH-RDW, VH-RWI.

25 June 1952: Delivered to Royal Air Force (UK) as WP792.
27 June 1952: 17 RFS, Hornchurch
6 Aug 1953: 22 RFS, Cambridge
8 March 1954: 10 MU, Hullavington
30 August 1955: Non-effective stock
19 July 1956: Sold to WS Shackleton Ltd, dismantled at Hullavington by Helliwells Ltd.
2 November 1956: Registered as VH-RDW to the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, based at Maylands, WA, and later Perth Airport. Later crashed.
15 February 1962: Struck off register .
14 December 1962: Rebuilt and registered as VH-RWI (the first of three times the Aero Club has used this registration on a Chipmunk).
28 January 1963: Registered to Yarlarweelor Pastoral Co, Yarlarweelor Station, near Meekatharra, WA.
21 June 1963: Reregistered as VH-FLC to Mr F.L. Connell, Bluff Point, WA.
29 January 1964: Registered to Mardathuna Pastoral Co, Mardathuna Station, Carnarvon, WA.
24 July 1967: Registered to Colin Douglas, Pithara, WA.
5 September 1972: Substantially damaged at Three Springs, WA – pilot made precautionary landing on golf course due to weather, but after landing decided to go around and contacted a tree on climb-out.
14 December 1962: Registered to William H Dougall, Kununurra, WA.
27 May 1974: Struck off register as “withdrawn from use”.
16 March 1981: Registered to Ronald J Eastman, trading as Air Phoenix International, Leeming, WA.
12 September 1983: Registered to Norman R McAllister (later McAllister Prospecting Pty Ltd), Bull Creek, WA.
9 July 1992: Registered to Nu-Thom Nominees Pty Ltd.
13 February 2002: Minor damage at Jandakot, WA – tipped onto nose after left wheel became bogged in sand, damaging propeller.

Wears red/white RAF colours and serial WP792.

Airliners.net Photo ID 1775366:
Untitled De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 22
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VH-LBW De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (converted T.20)

C1/0101

ex 12-122 (Royal Danish Air Force), P-122 (Royal Danish Air Force), OY-ATV, G-ALUL.Built in 1950 as Chipmunk T.20 for the Royal Danish Air Force.

22 May 1950: Delivered to Royal Danish Air Force with serial number 12-122, later renumbered as P-122.
8 September 1976: Withdrawn from RDAF service.
21 September 1977: Registered OY-ATV. Converted to civilian Chipmunk Mk.22.
2 December 1982: OY-ATV registration cancelled as transferred to UK.
3 December 1982: Registered G-ALUL to Pace Petroleum, Farnham, Surrey, UK.
2 August 1983: Registered to George Livett, Northampton, UK.
19 July 1985: G-ALUL registration cancelled as transferred to Australia.
11 October 1985: Registered VH-LBW to Rossair General Aviation Pty Ltd, Parafield, South Australia.
2 March 1987: Registered to Mr Lomond A Johnson, Aldgate, SA.
17 October 1996: Registered to Ross L Campbell, Dianella, WA.
16 March 2006: Registered to The Aeroplane Company Pty Ltd, Jandakot, WA.
19 September 2011: Registered to Ross L Campbell, Marmion, WA

Wears Royal Danish Air Force colours, but does not wear its military serial.

Airliners.net Photo ID 0067842:
Untitled De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 22
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VH-RHW WB677 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10

C1/0125 (DHB.f.35)

Built in 195015 Aug 1950: Delivered to the Royal Air Force (UK) as WB677.
16 Aug 1950: 5 RFS, Castle Bromwich
6 June 1951: 8 RFS, Woodley (coded “28”)
10 March 1953: 9 AFTS, Wellesbourne Mountfield
9 June 1953: 10 MU, Hullavington
30 Aug 1955: Non effective stock
24 Sept 1956: Sold to WS Shackleton Ltd, dismantled at Ashton Down by Helliwells Ltd
21 Nov 1957: Registered in Australia as VH-RHW by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, based at Maylands Aerodrome and then Perth Airport until sold in 1962.
4 June 1962: Registered to Wimmera Aero Club, Nhill, VIC.
1 May 1963: Registered to Donald G Barber, Griffith, NSW.
?? 1963: Registered to Lloyd Parsons, Coonamble, NSW.
10 Nov 1964: Registered to Maslings Aircraft Sales and Service, Cootamundra, NSW.
5 Feb 1965: Registered to Charles Jenks, Ballidu, WA.
28 Feb 1973: Registered to Glen R Caple, South Perth (later Bull Creek), WA.
10 Feb 1979: Substantially damaged at Jandakot Airport – ground-looped on landing
7 March 1981: Cancelled from registered as “withdrawn from use”.
12 Nov 1981: Returned to register, still registered to Glen Caple.

Wears Light Aircraft Grey RAF colours with yellow bands. (NOTE: This scheme was not worn by this particular Chipmunk as Light Aircraft Grey colours were not introduced until 1966).

Airliners.net Photo ID 1785805:
Untitled De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T10
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VH-RIW WB748 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10

C1/0195 (DHB.f.81)

13 Nov 1950: Delivered to Royal Air Force as WB748.
15 Nov 1950: 14 RFS, Hamble (coded “23”)
7 July 1953: 7 RFS, Doncaster
6 April 1954: Home Command Major Servicing Unit, Leconfield
9 June 1954: Cambridge UAS, Teversham for Summer Camp at Waterbeach
17 June 1954: Durham UAS, Usworth
25 August 1954: 22 MU, Silloth
22 September 1955: Non effective stock
1 August 1956 Sold to WS Shackelton Ltd, dismantled at Silloth by Helliwells Ltd.
16 Apr 1958: Registered in Australia as VH-RIW to the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, based at Maylands, WA, and later Perth Airport.
19 June 1963: Registered to Yarlarweelor Pastoral Co, Yarlarweelor Station, near Meekatharra, WA.
1 Dec 1965: Registered to Marrilla Station Pty Ltd, Marrilla Station, near Carnarvon, WA.
17 Feb 1969: Registered to Lindsay J Day, Albany, WA.
30 Jan 1970: Registered to Donald W Henderson, Leederville, WA.
7 July 1971: Registered to Ian J Findlay, Narrikup, WA.
28 Feb 1972: Cancelled from register as “withdrawn from use”.
6 May 1992: Registered to Stuart M Taylor, Gooseberry Hill, WA.

 

Ex Royal Air Force. Red/white colours

No photo available
VH-XBS De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 22A (converted T.20)

C1/0413

Built in 1951 as Chipmunk T.20 for Royal Thai Air Force.

 

24 Oct 1951: Delivered from Broughton, UK to Hatfield, UK
19 Apr 1952: Accepted by Royal Thai Air Force with serial BF.9-37/95.
9 July 1952: Assigned to Flying Training School, RTAFB Kamphang Saen.
June 1971: Withdrawn from service with Royal Thai Air Force.
1985: Was one of four derelict Chipmunk hulks to be imported into Australia by Col Pay.
Underwent a six-year restoration to return to airworthy condition as a civilian Chipmunk Mk.22A.
23 Oct 1991: Registered as VH-XBS to Bruce D Searle, Amberley, QLD.
28 Sep 1995: Registered to Andrew D Searle, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, later of Como, WA.
30 Apr 2007: Registered to Aeros Casino Pty Ltd, Hovea, WA.

Now wears a colour scheme which bears no resemblance to any Royal Thai Air Force scheme, but is loosely based on the final Royal Navy colour scheme.
Tail art “Queen of Hearts”.

VH-FBU 5-59 Swedish AF Focke-Wulf Fw-44J Stieglitz (CKD-built)

2780

Swedish Air Force colours
Assembled by Ceskomoravska-Kolben-Danek, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1790288:
Untitled Focke-Wulf (Ceskomoravska-Kolben-Danek) Fw-44J Stieglitz
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VH-ATG 395 / 2-HJ Fouga CM-170 Magister

395

Ex French Air Force (Armee de l’Air) Based at Jandakot. No photo available
VH-FGA 526 Fouga CM-170 Magister

526

Ex French Air Force (Armee de l’Air)
French Air Force markings
JetPhotos.Net
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VH-FGU Fouga CM-170 Magister

548

Ex French Air Force (Armee de l’Air) No photo available
N42MY Grumman G-111 (UF-2/HU-16D) Albatross
G-464
Blue/white civilian paintscheme.
Last Grumman Albatross built. Built as a military Grumman UF-2 under the Military Aid Program (MAP), as the last of six ordered for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF). For contractual purposes, it was allocated US Navy serial number 148329. It was delivered to the JMSDF on 5 May 1961, and allocated the JMSDF serial number 9056, and wore the US Navy serial 148329 on the rear fuselage. After 1962, it was re-designated as a Grumman HU-16D Albatross. See photo of the aircraft with the JMSDF in 1976: http://www.gonavy.jp/bbs1/img/2770.jpg.
In the late 1970s/early 1980s, Grumman bought 57 ex-military Albatrosses for conversion to civil G-111 Albatross configuration, certified to conduct airline and charter operations. Around 1980, 9056/148329 was sold and registered N88999 – see photo:http://www.gonavy.jp/bbs1/img/2831.jpg
In 1981, it was rebuilt by Grumman as a civilian G-111 Albatross, at a cost of US$1.2 million. Although Grumman thought that there was a market for 200 G-111s, only 13 were converted – 12 for Resorts International and one (this aircraft) for Conoco Oil/ Pelita Air Service. It can seat 23 but is certified to carry up to 28 people.
The aircraft was registered in Indonesia as PK-PAM with Pelita Air Service, flying on behalf of the Conoco oil company. It was based in Singapore, and used in support of offshore drilling in a 28-seat configuration.
On 6 March 1992, the aircraft was registered N26PR to Paragon Ranch, Broomfield, Colorado. By 1996, N26PR was owned by Mirabella Yachts Inc, Palm Beach, Florida. See photo: http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1064553/
On 8 December 1997, Mirabella Yachts reregistered the aircraft as N42MY. It was based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Florida and at Fort Pierce Airport, Florida. Here is a 2003 photo: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Grumman-G-111-Albatross/0457395/L/&sid=aac86aa3f09e8f84dbe6e378e17e8e90
On 21 January 2009, N42MY was registered to Sherman Aircraft Sales and advertised for sale – initially at $995,000, and later at US$795,000, based at West Palm Beach Airport, Florida, with a total of 4,433 flying hours.
In March 2012, N42MY was acquired by Australian businessman Mack McCormack, but registered to the Bank of Utah as trustee. It was flown to Salt Lake City, Utah, for inspections and repainting. It then flew to North County Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida and on 25 March 2012, it flew to the Port of Palm Beach at Lake Worth Inlet to be loaded onto the ship MV Suomigracht for transport to Australia. Photos of N42MY being loaded aboard: http://www.superyacht-australia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Sevenstar.png ).  It was shipped to Newcastle, NSW, arriving on 20 April 2012, and was flown to Newcastle Airport. On 23 April 2012, the aircraft flew from Bankstown to Sydney Harbour, where it landed and water-taxied past the Opera House to the former flying boat base at Rose Bay, before taking off again and returning to Bankstown.
On 25-26 April 2012, it flew across to Perth Airport. On 27 April 2012, N42MY took off from Perth Airport, flew along the Swan River, and ten minutes later landed and took off in Matilda Bay. Matilda Bay was once the base for US Navy and RAAF Catalina flying boats during World War Two.
Mr McCormack intends to base the Albatross in Broome and use the aircraft to fly tourist and charter flights in and around the Kimberley region of Western Australia, including the Horizontal Waterfalls, Montgomery Reef, Prince Region and off the coast at Rowley Shoals.
JetPhotos.Net
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© Mir ZafriZ
VH-NEP Lockheed SP-2H (P2V-7) Neptune

726-7192

Ex US Navy
Ex 145921, N54317
Note: Not in military markings, but included for completeness.
JetPhotos.Net
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© Brenden
VH-OOZ Nanchang CJ-5 (Yak-18)

1332013

Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF)
Based at Serpentine.
No photo available
VH-FCD Nanchang CJ-6A

3832021

Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF)
Chinese Air Force markings, no serial worn
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©John Absolon
© John Absolon
VH-FCE Nanchang CJ-6A

3932014

Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF)
Chinese Air Force markings, no serial worn
Airliners.net Photo ID 0970468:
Untitled Nanchang CJ-6A
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VH-FCY Nanchang CJ-6A

4532007

Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF)
Chinese Air Force markings, no serial worn
Ex VH-NNK
Airliners.net Photo ID 1762274:
Untitled Nanchang CJ-6A
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VH-MAN 232003 / 85 Nanchang CJ-6A

232003

Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF)
Chinese Air Force markings
Airliners.net Photo ID 1483762:
Untitled (S & K Investments) Nanchang CJ-6A
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VH-NNU 5132010 / 04 Nanchang CJ-6A

5132010

Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF)
Chinese Air Force markings
Light blue/light grey/white camouflage
Airliners.net Photo ID 1590280:
Untitled Nanchang CJ-6A
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VH-NNV Nanchang CJ-6A

5432024

Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF)
Chinese Air Force markings, no serial worn
Airliners.net Photo ID 1762468:
Untitled Nanchang CJ-6A
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VH-VPR Nanchang CJ-6A

5132009

Based at Albany.
No other details available
No photo available
VH-IWD Nord 3202

93

Ex French Air Force
Painted yellow
Airliners.net Photo ID 1612104:
Untitled Nord 3202 Master
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VH-UFB Nord 3202

97

Ex French Air Force
French Air Force insignia
Tan, orange colours
Based at Serpentine
Airliners.net Photo ID 1794765:
Untitled Nord 3202 Master
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VH-AYO North American AT-6D Harvard IIa

88-13187

Ex RNZAF
Ex 41-33714, EX741, NZ1038.
Brazilian Air Force “Esquadron de Fumaca” colours
Airliners.net Photo ID 0160712:
Untitled North American AT-6D Texan
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VH-MWT HL-T North American AT-6D Texan

78-7095

Ex 41-16717, FAP0103 (Paraguay AF), N61167
White with red stripes on tail
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VH-WHF 49-3203 / TA-203 North American AT-6G Texan

168-307

Ex 49-3203, FAP0147 (Paraguay AF), N3172M
USAF colours – silver with red tail, cowling and wingtips.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1768841:
Untitled North American T-6G Texan
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VH-WWA A North American AT-6D Texan

78-7094

Ex 41-16716, FAP0106 (Paraguay AF), N6069H
USN all white colours
Airliners.net Photo ID 1654768:
Untitled North American AT-6D Texan
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VH-PFM 51-3588 / TO North American T-28D Trojan

174-126

“Airborne Angel”
Ex 51-3588 USAF, 3405 (Laos Air Force), (VH-WPA ntu).
Built as T-28A-NI, later converted to T-28D.
Gun pods under wings
South East Asia camouflage, black undersides, no insignia.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1598430:
Untitled North American T-28D Trojan
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VH-ANH A19-041 / 41 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer

041

Ex RAAF.
Ex A19-041
Orange/white colours
Based at Serpentine.
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©Eric Verplanken
© Eric Verplanken
VH-AOF 70 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer

070

Ex RAAF.
Ex A19-070
Orange/white colours
Based at ??? (Owner address is at Lake Grace)
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©Eric Verplanken
© Eric Verplanken
VH-AQY 032 / 32 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer

032

Ex RAAF.
Ex A19-032
Orange/white colours
Airliners.net Photo ID 1258901:
Untitled New Zealand CT-4A Airtrainer
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VH-DPV 38 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer

038

Ex RAAF.
Ex A19-038
Orange/white colours
Based at Jandakot
Airliners.net Photo ID 1785894:
Untitled New Zealand CT-4A Airtrainer
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VH-SCT A19-051 / 51 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer

051

Ex RAAF.
Ex A19-051
Orange/white colours
Airliners.net Photo ID 0336600:
Untitled New Zealand CT-4A Airtrainer
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VH-TRF 72 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer

072

Ex RAAF.
Ex A19-072
Orange/white colours
Airliners.net Photo ID 1345785:
Untitled New Zealand CT-4A Airtrainer
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VH-WCT 039 / 39 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer

039

Ex RAAF.
Ex A19-039
Orange/white colours
Airliners.net Photo ID 1744723:
Untitled New Zealand CT-4A Airtrainer
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VH-DKD Piper L-21B (PA-18-135) Super Cub

18-3863

Camouflaged, with shark jaws nose art
ex 54-2463, R-173 Royal Netherlands Air Force, (PH-DKH), PH-DKD.
No photo available
VH-ERW 3205 Portuguese AF Piper PA-18-125 Super Cub

18-1292

ex 3203 Portuguese AF, CR-TAN. Now wears Portuguese Air Force olive drab camouflage.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1790289:
Untitled Piper PA-18A-125 Super Cub
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VH-ADY 906 Polish AF PZL-Mielec SBLim-2
(Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI)

IA09006

Ex Polish Air Force.
Polish licence-built version of MiG-15UTI two-seat trainer.
Bare metal, in Polish Air Force markings.
Based at Jandakot.
No photo available
VH-XIG “15″ Soviet AF PZL-Mielec SBLim-2
(Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI)

612782

Ex Polish Air Force
Ex 2782.
Built 1955
First post-restoration flight 1 Nov 1990.
Soviet AF colourscheme.
No photo available
VH-ISZ PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra

IH0403

Not sure if this was repainted since it wore a special scheme to promote the City of Canberra?
Airliners.net Photo ID 0830963:
Pendon Constructions PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra
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VH-CHU 61010 / 10 Swedish AF Scottish Aviation Sk61 Bulldog (101)

110

Ex Swedish Air Force
Swedish Air Force markings.
Based at Serpentine
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©Brenden
© Brenden
340 RSAF SIAI-Marchetti S-211 032/02-021 Ex Republic of Singapore Air Force
Was in open storage at Jandakot Airport, but not visible by 30 June 2012 – please provide an update.
For sale by IAP Group.
AIRFIGHTERS.COM
Photo ID 97129:

Click here for full size photo!

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342 RSAF SIAI-Marchetti S-211 034/02-023 Ex Republic of Singapore Air Force
Was in open storage at Jandakot Airport, but not visible by 30 June 2012 – please provide an update
For sale by IAP Group.
No photo available
VH-CJU 345 RSAF SIAI-Marchetti S-211 037/02-026 Ex Republic of Singapore Air Force
Civil registration not painted on aircraft.
Stored at Jandakot Airport – still there 27 Oct 2012.
For sale by IAP Group.
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©Brenden
© Brenden
347 RSAF SIAI-Marchetti S-211 039/02-028 Ex Republic of Singapore Air Force
Stored at Jandakot Airport – still there 27 Oct 2012.
For sale by IAP Group.
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©Brenden
© Brenden
VH-BZX 389 RSAF SIAI-Marchetti S-211 013/02-010 Ex Republic of Singapore Air Force
Civil registration not painted on aircraft.
Stored at Jandakot Airport – still there 27 Oct 2012. Nose cone removed.
For sale by IAP Group.
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©Brenden
© Brenden
391 RSAF SIAI-Marchetti S-211 022/02-012 Ex Republic of Singapore Air Force
Was in open storage at Jandakot Airport, but not visible by 30 June 2012 – please provide an update.
For sale by IAP Group.
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©Brenden
© Brenden
392 RSAF SIAI-Marchetti S-211 023/02-013 Ex Republic of Singapore Air Force
Stored at Jandakot Airport – still there 27 Oct 2012.
For sale by IAP Group.
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©Brenden
© Brenden
VH-DQJ 394 RSAF SIAI-Marchetti S-211 025/02-015 Ex Republic of Singapore Air Force
Stored at Jandakot Airport – still there 27 Oct 2012.
For sale by IAP Group.
Registered 9.5.11 as VH-DQJ to Royston Ferris, Mona Vale, NSW
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©Brenden
© Brenden
VH-CQJ 398 RSAF SIAI-Marchetti S-211 029/02-019 Ex Republic of Singapore Air Force
Stored at Jandakot Airport – still there 30 June 2012, but not visible by 27 Oct 2012 – please provide an update.
For sale by IAP Group.
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©Brenden
© Brenden
VH-NHD B1727 / 2 Sopwith Pup (replica)

B1727

“Normie”
Whilst almost all parts in VH-NHD are original of that era, only the windshield and the joystick are from the original B1727, and for that reason it is registered as a replica.
Based at Serpentine
Airliners.net Photo ID 1811300:
Untitled Sopwith Pup (replica)
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VH-YGJ Yakovlev Yak-52 “Yakka” (tailwheel conversion)
802
“Hard Yakka”
Gloss dark blue with silver engine cowling, wingtips and rudder.
Soviet red star markings.
Ex DOSAAF.
Based at Serpentine.

© 2013 David Eyre

7 thoughts on “Warbirds based in Western Australia

  1. Rod Blievers

    What a great list of Warbirds in WA! May I make some corrections/additions to the Chipmunks listed please?

    VH-FLC (C1-0684, formerly WP792). Sold from the RAF in 1956, to the Royal Aero Club of WA in 1956 as VH-RDW, became VH-RWI in 1962 (the first of three times the club has used this registration on a Chipmunk), sold by them in 1963.

    VH-LBW (C1-0101). P-122 with Royal Danish AF, then G-ALUL and OY-ATV. Arrived in Australia in 1985. For the colour scheme to be entirely accurate it should be marked “P-122″ on the rear fuselage. You show it as a T.20, the export version of the RAF’s T.10, but it became a Mk.22 (and remains as such) when registered in the UK.

    VH-RHW (C1-0125). As WB677, sold by the RAF in 1956. To the RAC of WA as VH-RHW in 1957. With great respect to the owner, i would dispute the accuracy of this scheme. By the time the overall Light Aircraft Grey scheme first appeared in 1966, the yellow bands had been gone at least five years earlier!

    VH-RIW (C1-0195). AS WB748, sold by the RAF in 1956, registered to the RAC of WA in 1958.

    VH-XBS (C1-0413). Served with the RThAF as 37-95 from 1951 to 1971. It was one of four derelict Chipmunk hulks to be imported by Col Pay in 1985, and it took a six year restoration to get it flying again, as VH-XBS in 1991. The colour scheme bears no resemblance to any Thai scheme, but was loosely based on the final RN scheme.

    I hope this helps.

    Cheers, Rod.

    1. David Eyre Post author

      Hi Rod,
      Thank you for this additional info and corrections – it motivated me to gather more historical information on all of the Chipmunks in the list, so I have added that in too.
      You are also correct about VH-XBS – there are photos on another website of that aircraft when in service with the RTAF and it never wore the colour scheme it now carries, and neither did any other RTAF Chipmunks.
      Regards,
      David Eyre

  2. Rod Blievers

    Hi David:

    Here’s the complete listing I have for “your” Chipmunks:

    C1-0684 DHB.f.574
    T.10 WP792
    25.06.1952 Delivered
    27.06.1952 17 RFS, Hornchurch
    06.08.1953 22 RFS, Cambridge
    08.03.1954 10 MU, Hullavington
    30.08.1955 Non effective stock
    19.07.1956 Sold to WS Shackleton Ltd, dismantled at Hullavington by
    Helliwells Ltd.
    VH-RDW
    02.11.1956 ATR Royal Aero Club of WA (Inc), Maylands, WA.
    15.02.1962 SOR Crashed. Re-built as VH-RWI.
    VH-RWI*
    14.12.1962 ATR Royal Aero Club of WA (Inc), Maylands, WA.
    28.01.1963 CO Yarlarweelor Pastoral Co, Meekatharra, WA,
    VH-FLC
    21.06.1963 CO/RC F.L. Connell, Bluff Point, WA.
    29.01.1964 CO Mardathuna Pastoral Co, Carnarvon, WA.
    24.07.1967 CO C. Douglas, Pithara, WA.
    14.12.1972 SOR Withdrawn from use.
    16.03.1981 RTR R.J. Eastman, T/as Air Phoenix International, Bull Creek, WA
    12.09.1983 CO N.R. McAllister, Bull Creek, WA.
    29.02.1984 CO McAllister Prospecting Pty Ltd, Bull Creek, WA.
    09.07.1992 CO Nu-Thom Nominees Pty Ltd, Bateman, WA.
    Current.

    C1-0101
    Mk.22 P-122 (Danish AF)
    G-ALUL
    OY-ATV
    VH-LBW
    11.10.1985 ATR Rossair General Aviation Pty Ltd, Parafield, SA.
    02.03.1987 CO L.A. Johnson, Aldgate, SA.
    17.10.1996 CO R.L. Campbell, Dianella, WA.

    C1-0125 DHB.f.35
    T.10 WB677
    15.08.1950 Delivered
    16.08.1950 5 RFS, Castle Bromwich
    06.06.1951 8 RFS, Woodley (coded “28”)
    10.03.1953 9 AFTS, Wellesbourne Mountfield
    09.06.1953 10 MU, Hullavington
    30.08.1955 Non effective stock
    24.09.1956 Sold to WS Shackleton Ltd, dismantled at Ashton Down by Helliwells Ltd
    VH-RHW
    21.11.1957 ATR Royal Aero Club of WA (Inc) Maylands Airport WA. 04.06.1962 CO Wimmera Aero Club, Nhill, Vic.
    01.05.1963 CO D.G. Barber, Griffith, NSW.
    ? CO L. Parsons, Coonamble, NSW.
    11.01.1964 CO Maslings Aircraft Sales & Service, Cootamundra, NSW.
    05.02.1965 CO C. Jenks, Balidu, WA.
    28.02.1973 CO G.R. Caple, South Perth, WA.
    07.03.1981 SOR Withdrawn from use.
    12.11.1981 RTR G.R. Caple, Bull Creek, WA.

    Current.
    ______________________________________________________________________________________

    C1-0195 DHB.f.81
    T.10 WB748
    13.11.1950 Delivered
    15.11.1950 14 RFS, Hamble (coded “23”)
    07.07.1953 7 RFS, Doncaster
    06.04.1954 Home Command Major Servicing Unit, Leconfield
    09.06.1954 Cambridge UAS, Teversham for Summer Camp at Waterbeach
    17.06.1954 Durham UAS, Usworth
    25.08.1954 22 MU, Silloth
    22.09.1955 Non effective stock
    01.08.1956 Sold to WS Shackelton Ltd, dismantled at Silloth by
    Helliwells Ltd.

    VH-RIW
    16.04.1958 ATR Royal Aero Club of WA (Inc), Maylands, WA.
    19.06.1963 CO Yarlaweelor Pastoral Co, Meekatharra, WA.
    01.12.1965 CO Marrilla Station Pty Ltd, Carnarvon, WA.
    17.02.1969 CO L.J. Day, Albany, WA.
    30.01.1970 CO D.W. Henderson, Leederville, WA.
    07.07.1971 CO I.J. Findlay, Narrikup, WA.
    28.02.1972 SOR Withdrawn from use.
    06.05.1992 RTR S.M. Taylor, Gooseberry Hill, WA.

    Current.

    C1-0413 DHB.f.352
    Mk.22A 37-95 (Thai AF)
    24.10.1951 Delivered Broughton to Hatfield
    19.04.1952 Accepted
    09.07.1952 Assigned
    1971 Noted current

    VH-XBS
    23.10.1991 ATR B.D. Searle, Amberley, Qld.
    28.09.1995 CO A.D. Searle, Happy Valley, Hong Kong.
    ? COA A.D. Searle, Como, WA.
    08.05.2007 COA Aero Casino Pty Ltd, Hovea WA

    Current.

  3. Rod Blievers

    Hi David:

    Sorry, my list of Chipmunk details “went” unexpectedly, before I’d finished editing it! Anyway, I hope it helps – feel free to email me if you have any further queries.

    I confess I have a vested interest in VH-RHW; I did my first solo in this aircraft back in 1961!

    Cheers,

    Rod.

  4. Rhett Mitchell

    What’s the A/C in the club hangar at Serpentine? A Nanchung? Think it was recovered from the Philippines?
    Not sure if it’s a warbird….

    1. David Eyre Post author

      Hi Rhett,
      Not sure which aircraft you are referring to – could you describe it in more detail, or provide a photo.
      I was there on 27 October 2013 and there was a Yak-18T VH-FSU in the SABC hangar- is that what you are referring to?
      Regards,
      David

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