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A4-185 (cn 185) First RAAF Aircraft damaged by enemy fire in Vietnam. Crashed 18/11/64, A Ro Vietnam. It crashed into a ditch dug accross the runway. Engines and wings recovered, fuselage left behind.
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A visitor from - posted Tue April 16, 2013:
Another Caribou with possibly an even more fascinating story now lives at the Queensland Air Museum. A4-173. Pics and photos can be found at

(no I am not affiliated, spruiking etc - just for people's interest)

Cheers all

A visitor from United States posted Fri December 9, 2011:
Amazing photo....I just jumped out of the back of one of these yesterday!

A visitor from Greece posted Thu July 23, 2009:
It looks like a hollywood movie setting

A visitor from Ireland posted Fri June 26, 2009:
Very powerfull picture

A visitor from - posted Thu June 18, 2009:
Nice scene!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu September 18, 2008:
Great history pic of course. Checked out the reg. The Caribou was only half a yr old when it crashed. I would not be surprized if the fuselage is still around. So if someone gets the opportunity pls take a shot & upload..

A visitor from Switzerland posted Tue May 13, 2008:
Almost eerie! First plane damaged 11 years before Vietnam unites.

A visitor from Denmark posted Thu February 7, 2008:
I am baffled and amazed by this great photo - and the history behind it. Thank you so much!

A visitor from Germany posted Fri January 18, 2008:
Wow, I didn't know such brilliant photos from that era existed!

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 8, 2008:
Great photo, looks so new and clean, unlike other photos from this period

thanks for uploading

A visitor from Belgium posted Sat January 5, 2008:
Great shot, it's something different than airliners and cockpits

A visitor from Australia posted Fri January 4, 2008:
Interesting historic photograph, thanks for posting this photo

A visitor from United States posted Fri January 4, 2008:
Great photo! The C-123 air dropping the cargo adds even more interest to this historic photo.

A visitor from Australia posted Fri January 4, 2008:
Good to see historic photos like this. A nice change from the usual airliner stuff.

A visitor from Turkey posted Fri January 4, 2008:
This is an amazing photo capturing not only the predicament of the DHC-4, but also an airdrop from what appears to be a C-123 Provider flying overhead. Its a great historical photo but sad to see the grand Caribou in such dire straits.

A visitor from India posted Fri January 4, 2008:
Great Picture ... Where have u been hiding such a treasure. Thanks for uploading & hats off to you.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri January 4, 2008:
A photograph that tells a story - it is a powerful, thought provoking image that is one of the very best I have seen on this site.

A visitor from Australia posted Fri January 4, 2008:
Most people on this site do not even know that Australia played a huge role in that particular conflict.. Keep the history alive my friend.. Well done and a great photo

A visitor from Romania posted Fri January 4, 2008:
I didn't now that Australia participated in the Vietnam war. every day we can lear something new. The picture - a piece of history.

A visitor from Australia posted Fri January 4, 2008:
Incredibly stark reminder of the challenges and dangers faced by the Aussies' of 'Wallaby Airlines' during the Vietnam Conflict. Amazing historic photograph. I will be purchasing this one !

A visitor from Singapore posted Fri January 4, 2008:
Wow, this is like reliving a historic event. Photo looks brand new, I thought this is a recent event. Absolutely thrilled to see it. Thanks for posting it. -Yousuf/SG

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri January 4, 2008:
The best historical image I have seen so far on this site. Superbly composed as well as a magical piece of history

A visitor from Greece posted Fri January 4, 2008:
Such a historic wartime picture, and the airdrop taking place in the background gives it an even more "front-line" look. Thanks for sharing it :D

A visitor from Germany posted Fri January 4, 2008:
What a great photo! Never seen anything like this here on a.net. Would perfectly fit into "Apocalypse now".

A visitor from Canada posted Thu January 3, 2008:
Simply amazing quality photo considering the era and conditions it was taken under.

A visitor from Singapore posted Thu January 3, 2008:
Wow. Great capture!

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 3, 2008:
This is amazing. I've never seen anything like this before.
Thank you for uploading such a historically significant photo.

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 3, 2008:
Absolutely incredible moment capured here.

A visitor from Spain posted Thu January 3, 2008:
Great quality & Great historic document !

A visitor from Australia posted Thu January 3, 2008:
WOW have been waiting for this for a long time what a great shot

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu January 3, 2008:
All i can say is thanks for sharing for this historicl one

A visitor from Germany posted Thu January 3, 2008:
Something that immediately caught my eye. A truly historic document.

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