DHC-4 CARIBOU A4-159
MSN 159

(Forward fuselage only)

Radio Call-sign VM-LWK

 

 


29APR64
Delivered to the RAAF.
16JUN64
Arrived in Australia.
JUL68
Served with No 35 Sqn in Vietnam.
70
Photographed in Vietnam wearing SE Asia camouflage.
01JUN71
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.
07JUN71
The aircraft arrived at Richmond where it served with No 38 Sqn.
27DEC74
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.
08SEP05
The gutted fuselage was photographed on a trailer at Brisbane Airport.
23MAR10
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.
29JUN13
The forward fuselage of A4-159 was used for the first time as a theatrette.

 

Compiled by Ron Cuskelly

 

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ISSUE
DATE
REMARKS
8
12JUL19
Added an image thanks to Mike Bridge.
7
15DEC17
Added the reference on 27DEC74.
6
17OCT16
Added two Defence images. Image 1 Image 2
5
25JUN16
Added three images of the aircraft undergoing a wing change at Richmond in 1991. Thanks to Gary Bridge.
Image 1 Image 2 Image 3
4
18NOV15
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.
3
15JUN15
Added two images of the aircraft in service. Thanks to Nick Sayer.
2
31AUG12
Added an image of the interior configured as a theatrette.
1
19NOV11
Original issue.