A10-605. Hawker Siddeley 748-2-228. c/n 1605-130.
Was also registered as: VH-AMQ.
This aircraft was ordered new by the Australian Government for the Royal Australian Air Force
It was constructed by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Limited, Woodford, Manchester - 1968
It was allocated the production number '130'
First flown as 'A10-605' - December 19, 1968
Powered by Rolls Royce Dart 534 engines
Accepted by the Royal Australian Air Force at Woodford as 'A10-605' - February 1969
Departed England on the ferry flight to Australia - February 1969
Arrived RAAF East Sale on completion of the ferry flight - February 28, 1969
Ferry route: Woodford - Athens - ? - New Delhi - Bangkok - Singapore - Denpasar - Darwin - Alice Springs - East Sale
The aircraft was allocated to the School of Air Navigation, RAAF East Sale
Transferred to No 32 Squadron, RAAF East Sale - July 01, 1989
Withdrawn from use at RAAF East Sale - June 30, 2004
The aircraft had flown 21,105 hours with 19,287 cycles
Sold by tender to TAG Aviation - July 2004
Sold to International Air Parts Pty Limited - August 2004
Ferried RAAF East Sale - West Sale as 'Turbo 5' - August 10, 2004
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AMQ - September 23, 2004
Registered to IAP Group Australia Pty Ltd
Ferried West Sale - Sydney (Bankstown) as 'Turbo 5' in an overall grey livery - October 18, 2004
The aircraft was scrapped at Sydney (Bankstown) - October 28, 2004
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 15, 2004
A10-605. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard low-viz grey livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 2000.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-064.)
A10-605. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard low-viz grey livery at Wellington Airport, February 2001.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-080.)