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  de Havilland DH.50A Serial Number A8-1  

Aircraft History
Built by de Havilland. Constructors Number 134. Ordered in 1925 for use by the Governor-General but instead it was moslty utilised for long range survey work. Delivered on April 29, 1926 and flight tested at Point Cook on September 11, 1926.

Assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as de Havilland DH.50A serial number A8-1.

Previously, In 1924, WGCDR S J Goble and FLTLT I McIntyre made the first round-Australia flight in a Fairey IIID seaplane. During 1926, GPCAPT Williams and McIntyre undertook a flying tour of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands for defense purposes. This 10,000 mile trip was done in a DeHavilland DH-50A aircraft fitted with float undercarriage.

ADF Serials - DH 50A A8-1
Air Force Australia, 4th Edition by George Odgers

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019


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