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Douglas DC-3 (VH-RRA)

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Nice study of CSIRO operated cloud seeding DC-3 taken in late 1975 by Tony Arbon - location not recorded but possibly western NSW. The history of this aircraft is:

21/4/45 Delivered to USAF as 44-76767
6/5/45 Diverted to 35 Sqn RAAF as A65-97 using call sign VHRFN
To 36 Sqn
To 86 Wing
To 91 Wing – Japan
To Transport Flight –Japan
To ARDU Edinburgh SA
29/12/64 To CSIRO
29/10/65 VH-RPA reserved but not taken up
29/10/65 VH-RRA CSIRO Division of Cloud Physics
20/7/78 Wfu at Mascot NSW
7/3/79 Cancelled

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CHRIS ROBEY
Maybe taken at Dubbo YSDU...Nice shot.
ian mcdonellPhoto Uploader
Quite possibly thanks Chris

I grew up early 50s in Parkes and the cloud seeders definitely went through that area
CHRIS ROBEY
Hi Ian, yes indeed, she might quite possibly be parked at Parkes YPKS in this shot. I did a lot of six monthly licence renewal circuits at Dubbo(in F27s) in the mid 1980s. Many of the very senior captains that I flew with had thousands of hours in command on the Three...
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