AVRO ANSON MK I MG222

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Queensland Air Museum holds an Anson which was long thought to be MG390 although it is now believed to be MG222. This is supported by the fact that the Military and Historical Aircraft Collection at Greenock, South Australia hold an Anson claimed to be MG390. This collection is owned by Lincoln Nitschke. The following chronology refers to MG222.

Received at No 2 Aircraft Park, Bankstown.

Received No 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie.

Bristol turret removed.

Request allotment for mainplane repair beyond the capacity of unit. When and where this repair was carried out is not clear although it may have been done by No 3 AOS after all as the aircraft was obviously back in the air by 23AUG45.

Collided in formation with LV288 damaging a wing tip.

Allotted to No 5 Civil Repair Depot for storage.

Passed to the Dept of Aircraft Production.

DAP action taken.

Purchased by Queensland Air Museum from Geoff Moesker who had trucked the aircraft from South Australia. Air-Britain claims that the aeroplane came from a property at Bute, S.A.

Moved from storage in Hendra Woolshed to David Bussey's residence.

Project Update:
Fuselage: Frame sandblasted and painted. Estimated 80% of fittings and fixtures restored and fitted. Stored in Brisbane.
Wings: Front and rear spars built new in composite aluminium and wood, in three sections each. Stored in Caloundra awaiting assembly space.
Tail: Rudder restored ready for fabric. Tailplane restoration begun.

Compiled by Ron Cuskelly
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Compiled By Ron Cuskelly

Remarks

Added an update on the restoration project.

Issue: 4

DATE: 19 SEP 14

Deleted an image of an Anson airframe on a truck at Springbrook. This airframe was previously thought to be MG222 but it has since been identified as VH-BIE (which see). Note: VH-BIE was subsequently deaccessioned.

Issue: 3

DATE: 07 JUN 06

Issue: 2

DATE: 02 FEB 02

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