AVRO ANSON MK I MG222


 


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.


06DEC43
Received at No 2 Aircraft Park, Bankstown.
27JAN44
Received No 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie.
06JUN44
Bristol turret removed.
26JAN45
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.
23AUG45
Collided in formation with LV288 damaging a wing tip.
01FEB46
Allotted to No 5 Civil Repair Depot for storage.
20AUG47
Passed to the Dept of Aircraft Production.
12DEC47
DAP action taken.
C.1977
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.
MAY90
Moved from storage in Hendra Woolshed to David Bussey's residence.
SEP14
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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ISSUE
DATE
REMARKS
4
19SEP14
Added an update on the restoration project.
3
07JUN06
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.
2
02FEB02
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