DHC-4 CARIBOU A4-159 C/N 159
Forward fuselage only
Radio Call-sign VM-LWK

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Delivered to the RAAF.

Arrived in Australia.

Served with No 35 Sqn in Vietnam.

Photographed in Vietnam wearing SE Asia camouflage.

In accordance with a government decision to reduce the Australian presence in Vietnam, A4-159 (along with A4-140 and A4-191) departed from Vung Tau on return to Australia.

The aircraft arrived at Richmond where it served with No 38 Sqn.

A4-159 and A4-236 carried 50 Commonwealth and State Police from Canberra to Sydney for deployment to Darwin in the aftermath of Cyclone Tracy.

Retired to the fire training area at Brisbane Airport.

The gutted fuselage was photographed on a trailer at Brisbane Airport.

The forward fuselage of A4-159 was purchased from Pacific Hunter Aviation Pty Ltd and transported from the fire dump at Brisbane Airport to QAM at Caloundra. The remainder of the airframe was scrapped by Pacific Hunter Aviation. The forward fuselage will provide cockpit parts for A4-173 and eventually it will be restored as a theatrette.

The forward fuselage of A4-159 was used for the first time as a theatrette.

Compiled by Ron Cuskelly
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Compiled By Ron Cuskelly


Added an image thanks to Mike Bridge.

Issue: 08

DATE: 12 JUL 19

Added the reference on 27DEC74.

Issue: 07

DATE: 15 DEC 17

Added two Defence images.

Issue: 06

DATE: 17 OCT 16

Added three images of the aircraft undergoing a wing change at Richmond in 1991. Thanks to Gary Bridge.

Issue: 05

DATE: 25 JUN 16

Added an image of the aircraft in Vietnam in 1970. Thanks to John Bennett. Added an image of the aircraft performing the “wheelbarrow” party trick thanks to Ian McDonell.

Issue: 04

DATE: 18 NOV 15

Added two images of the aircraft in service. Thanks to Nick Sayer.

Issue: 03

DATE: 15 JUN 15

Added an image of the interior configured as a theatrette.

Issue: 02

DATE: 31 AUG 12

Original issue.

Issue: 01

DATE: 19 NOV 11

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