RAAF Sabre Mk. 30 on static display

RAAF Sabre Mk. 30 on static display


Jeffersonville, Indiana (IN), US
Serial # A94-916
C/No. CA27-16

Recieved at 1 AD 20/05/55. Allocated to storage 03/06/55. To 2 OTU for Sabre Trails Flight 17/06/55. To 78 Wing 19/03/56. Modified to Mk.31 25/06/56. To CAC Avalon for mainplane repair 02/05/58. To 81 Wing 23/02/61. Crashed Williamtown 09/09/63. Crashed into swamp next to base following engine flame-out. Engine removed 12/09/63. Converted to componants in situ and unservicable remains disposed as scrap 11/10/63. A request was made to use as instructional airframe but advised not suitable on 24/10/63. This would seem to be the end of -916 however according to Warbirds Directory A94-916 was aquired by Saunders Aviation of Chino Ca. in 1990, it was then at Stallion 51 at Kissimmee Fl. in 90/92, and then to Charles Osbourne of Louisville Ky. 92/93 and under restoration.

It is now on display on a pole at Clark County Airport, Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA. It is displayed as a US Navy FJ-3 Fury

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Serial # A94-916
C/No. CA27-16

Recieved at 1 AD 20/05/55. Allocated to storage 03/06/55. To 2 OTU for Sabre Trails Flight 17/06/55. To 78 Wing 19/03/56. Modified to Mk.31 25/06/56. To CAC Avalon for mainplane repair 02/05/58. To 81 Wing 23/02/61. Crashed Williamtown 09/09/63. Crashed into swamp next to base following engine flame-out. Engine removed 12/09/63. Converted to componants in situ and unservicable remains disposed as scrap 11/10/63. A request was made to use as instructional airframe but advised not suitable on 24/10/63. This would seem to be the end of -916 however according to Warbirds Directory A94-916 was aquired by Saunders Aviation of Chino Ca. in 1990, it was then at Stallion 51 at Kissimmee Fl. in 90/92, and then to Charles Osbourne of Louisville Ky. 92/93 and under restoration.

It is now on display on a pole at Clark County Airport, Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA. It is displayed as a US Navy FJ-3 Fury

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Links: www.adf-serials.com
By: kjfitz

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