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Beaufort A9-59

Aircraft Model:DAP Beaufort Mk. VI
Manufacturer:Department of Aircraft Production
Identities:T9626; A9-59; A9-710
Units:No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
No. 9 Communication Unit, RAAF

Timeline

18 June 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
22 June 1942Received by No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
3 July 1944Received by No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for 80 hourly.
7 October 1944Allotted to DAP for modification to Beaufort Mk. IX.
11 November 1944Received by DAP.
13 November 1944Aircraft renumbered as A9-710.
17 December 1944Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
13 March 1945Aircraft fitted with DDT liquid spraying equipment.
27 March 1945Received by No. 9 Communication Unit, RAAF.
4 May 1945Received by No. 10 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for engine change.
31 May 1945Received by No. 9 Local Air Supply Unit, RAAF.
3 October 1945Received by No. 1 Repair and Salvage Unit, RAAF, for double engine change.
17 December 1945Allotted to No. 84 Operational Base Unit, RAAF.
9 January 1946Aircraft considered uneconomically repairable and recommended for conversion to components.
19 March 1946Approval given for conversion of airframe.

Photos

Beaufort T9626 (later A9-59; A9-710) under constructionBeaufort T9626 (later A9-59; A9-710) under construction

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Aircraft status Cards - Beaufort A9-700 to A9-746, A9-1001, L4488, A10297, BLOCK 74.

Wilson, S. 1990 Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service. Weston Creek: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.

Record updated on 16 November 2017.


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