|Type:||L-182-1A Hercules C-130A-50-LM|
|08DEC58||Received by RAAF.|
|05JAN59||Received at 2AD for acceptance inspection.|
|27JAN59||Received at 86 Wing.|
|09JUN61||Despatched to Lockheed for fuel tank corrosion repairs.|
|20NOV61||Received at 86 Wing ex USA.|
|28SEP62||Received at 2AD for E service.|
|07DEC62||Received at 86 Wing ex 2AD.|
|08JAN63||Received at 2AD for mods.|
|01APR63||Received at 86 Wing ex 2AD.|
|02JUL64||Received at Qantas for wing repairs.|
|07AUG64||Received at 86 Wing ex Qantas.|
|15APR65||Received at 2AD ex 36SQN for Mods 109 and 115.|
|02JUN65||Received at 36SQN ex 2AD.|
|18SEP65||Damaged in a very heavy landing on the nosewheel while demonstrating a short field landing at the Laverton Air Display. The aircraft was inspected and the nose gear was chained-down through inspection apertures and flown back to Richmond, unpressurised, on 20th Sept. Stress damage was found to have transmitted for about three feet to the rear of the nosewheel bulkhead causing shallow corrugations of the skin, bent sub-structure and pulled rivets. I saw it on jacks in the hangar at 486 (M) Sqn so I think they did the repairs. (Source: Jack "Jockey" Fordyce)|
|20SEP65||Flown unpressurised from Laverton to Richmond. (Source: Jack "Jockey" Fordyce)|
|06OCT65||Received at 2AD ex 36SQN for repairs following the heavy landing on 18SEP65.|
|02FEB66||Received at 36SQN ex 2AD.|
|18AUG66||Received at 2AD for Mod 125.|
|19SEP66||Received at 36SQN ex 2AD.|
|10OCT66||Despatched to Qantas for E service.|
|17JAN67||Received at 36SQN ex Qantas.|
|05AUG68||Received at 2AD for wing repairs. (There is no date recorded for its return to 36SQN).|
|17NOV70||Received at Qantas for ADS.|
|22DEC70||Issued to 36SQN.|
|06MAR72||Received at Qantas for repairs.|
|28MAR72||Issued to 36SQN.|
|29NOV72||Allotted to 2AD for wing repairs.|
|12APR73||Allotted to 36SQN.|
|16MAY73||Received at Qantas for ADS.|
|25JUN73||Allotted to 36SQN.|
|19NOV73||Allotted to 486SQN.|
|31JUL74||Allotted to 2AD for wing repairs.|
|03SEP74||Allotted to 486SQN.|
|21FEB78||Allotted to Qantas for ADS.|
|29MAR78||Still with Qantas.|
|24MAY78||Registration application from Global Jet Sales/Parmax, Fort Worth, Texas as N2267N (NTU).|
|18JUN83||Seen at Laverton, Vic as HK-3017X which was not taken up. This registration was re-allocated to A97-216. A97-208 was previously painted as SH-3017 but this was deleted.|
|89||While A97-207 was being prepared for delivery ex Avalon in 1989, it was discovered that the data plate had been over-stamped to change the USAF serial from 57-0500 to 57-0501 i.e. A97-208 which had been exported in NOV83. The constructor's number was unchanged as the US authorities used only the USAF serial number in their paperwork. (Source: Bob Maddern)|
|23AUG83||To Ford & Vlahos, San Francisco as N4445V.|
|04SEP83||Sold to the French Government.|
|14SEP83||Cancelled from US Register on sale to France.|
|03NOV83||Departed Richmond, NSW as N4445V to the French Government.|
|13DEC83||Seen at Paris, Le Bourget as TT-PAA with the Chad Air Force.|
|20JUN93||Seen parked at Istanbul as TT-PAA.|
|99||Ferried to France and subsequently broken up. (Source: Col Tigwell)|
|AMTDU||Air Movements Training & Development Unit|
|DAS||Department of Administrative Services|
|NTU||Not Taken Up|
|2AD||No 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Richmond|
Added an image thanks to Eric Allen.
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Added details of a change to the data plate of A97-207. Thanks to Bob Maddern who discovered the anomaly.
Jack "Jockey" Fordyce has clarified the circumstances relating to nosewheel repairs with a first-hand account of a heavy landing on 18SEP56. Jack was the Flight Engineer on this flight. Thanks Jack.
Added details of final fate. Thanks to Col Tigwell.
Added details from RAAF status card.
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