N15-710. Hawker Siddeley 748-2-268. c/n 1710-202.
This aircraft was ordered new by the Australian Government for the Royal Australian Navy
It was constructed by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Limited, Woodford, Manchester - 1973
It was allocated the production number '202'
First flown as 'A15-710' - March 16, 1973
Powered by Rolls Royce Dart 534 engines
Accepted by the Royal Australian Air Force at Woodford as 'N15-710' - August 1973
Departed England on the ferry flight to Australia - August 1973
Arrived HMAS Albatross, Nowra on completion of the ferry flight - August 17, 1973
Ferry route: Woodford - Athens - ? - New Delhi - Bangkok - Singapore - Denpasar - Darwin - ? - Nowra
This aircraft was coded '801'
The aircraft was allocated to 851 Squadron, Nowra
It was fitted with specialised electronic equipment and used for electronic counter-measure training
Transferred to 723 Squadron, Nowra - August 31, 1984
Withdrawn from use at RANAS Albatross and decommissioned - June 23, 2000
Ferried RANAS Albatross - RAAF East Sale for storage - June 26, 2000
The aircraft had flown 12,788 hours with 12,388 cycles
It was sold by tender to TAG Aviation - 2001
The aircraft was stipped of all usable parts and cut up for scrap - March 2001
N15-710. Royal Australian Navy - in the standard livery at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, September 1982.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0748-089.)
N15-710. Royal Australian Navy - in the standard low-viz grey livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1998.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0748-004.)
N15-710. Royal Australian Navy - in the standard low-viz grey livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1998.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0748-010.)