Skyhawk TA4G N13-154647 (878)

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Skyhawk878878 Rotating in Tanker configuration from runway 03, NAS Nowra 1978. Photo courtesy of Ray Brauer

Brief aircraft history:

  • Delivered to RAN 08/71. Unloaded from HMAS Sydney onto RAN Lighter AWL 304 at Jervis Bay 11/08/71 then by road transport to Nowra.
  • Served with VC724 Sqn.
  • Crashed 28/04/80, 5 Km south of Nowra after engine failure while in landing circuit (downwind) at 1000′ for Runway 26. LEUT A. (Andy) Sinclair ejected and picked up by RAN helicopter uninjured. RAN ejection number 10.

    878 at RAAF Amberley 31Aug78. Photo Wal NelowkinSkyhawk878(2)








Below: RAAF Edinburgh, SA. ‘75/6 Photographer: Rod Farquhar.