A96-313. Convair 440-78. c/n 313.

 

Construction completed as a Convair 440-78 - January 11, 1956

First flown with the test registration N8434H - ?

Registered to General Dynamics, San Diego, California

Powered by Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB-16 Double Wasp engines

Sold to Royal Australian Air Force - ?

Accepted by the Royal Australian Air Force - April 30, 1956

Received by the R.A.A.F. - May 16, 1956

Issued to 86 Wing - May 17, 1956

Issued to No 34 Squadron V.I.P. Flight - October 05, 1956

Withdrawn from use - 1968

Sold to R. E. Naylor Jnr - May 07, 1968

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N733E - ?

Arrived in the United States at conclusion of ferry flight - August 12, 1968

Sold to H.E. Weiss - September 1968

Sold to Omni Investment Corporation - February 1969

Sold to Comision Federal de Electricidad, Mexico - April 1969

Entered onto Mexican Aircraft Register as XC-DUZ - ?

Reregistered XB-ROF - ?

Withdrawn from use and stored - 1995

Final fate unconfirmed but believed to have been scrapped in Mexico

 

A96-313. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Port Morseby Jackson Airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 1029-221.)

A96-313. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Port Morseby Jackson Airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 1029-221.)

A96-313. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1029-171.)

A96-313. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Canberra Airport, November 1974.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 1029-222.)

A96-313. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 1029-223.)

A96-313. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Canberra Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1029-242.)