Aviation Photo #1761452 Fairey Firefly AS5 - Australia - Navy

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This is one of those tricky ones! The original WB518 was built for the RAN and delivered in 1950. In 1965 it was delivered to Bankstown for disposal and eventually bought by the town of Griffith, NSW, as a war memorial and mounted on a pole in the centre of town. After VH-HMW/WD828 crashed in 1987, WB518 was removed from its pole and the forward fuselage and centre-section was used to rebuild WD828. The corresponding bits from WD828 were used to reconstruct WB518, and it was re-mounted on its pole.
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    Phil Vabre
    Australia - Navy
    Fairey Firefly AS5
    Fairey Firefly
    Fairey Firefly
    Fairey
    F8646
    WB518
    K/903
    Griffith
    New South Wales
    Australia
    April 25, 2010
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