Type: L-726 Neptune P2V-7/SP-2H
MSN: 726-7279
Previous Identities: 149079
Owner: Phil Horton, Mudgee, NSW


24MAY62 Received at 10SQN Townsville ex USA.
08JUN62 Received at 2AD for Mod 246 (SARAH).
26JUN62 Received at 10SQN ex 2AD.
28OCT63 Allotted to 2AD for fitment of fire extinguishers (Mod 242) but A89-277 went instead as A89-279 was u/s.
09NOV64 Despatched to CAC, Avalon for fitment of engine fire extinguishers (Mod 242).
03DEC64 Received at 10SQN ex CAC. The last aircraft to receive Mod 242.
03SEP65 Received at 2AD for painting.
24SEP65 Received at 10SQN ex 2AD.
23FEB67 To 2AD for E service.
13JUL67 To 10SQN after E service.
22APR68 Received at 2AD for Mod 321.
23MAY68 Received at 10SQN ex 2AD.
22MAR70 To 2AD for corrosion control.
26MAR70 To 10SQN after corrosion control.
07JUL71 To 2AD for E service.
21OCT71 To 10SQN after E service.
29MAY74 To 2AD for E service.
11OCT74 To 10SQN after E service.
21NOV76 Returned to Townsville from Cocos Island.
18JAN77 Flown from Townsville to Laverton for disposal. (Source: 10SQN ORB)
21FEB77 To be declared to Department of Administrative Services (DAS) for disposal. Total of 5 Neptunes at Laverton plus 3 Neptunes at Townsville.
07JUN77 Disposal action to be carried out immediately.
05JUL77 Transferred to Sales.
29SEP77 Tenders closed for removal ex RAAF Laverton, VIC.
20NOV77 Noted at Laverton dismantled.
Stored at Shepparton, VIC.
Trucked to the Dubbo Military Museum (aka Ryan Military Museum), Dubbo NSW.
24JUL13 Departed Dubbo by road having been sold to Phil Horton of Mudgee, NSW.



  • All P2V-7/SP-2H were classified as Mark 4 from the time of delivery.


Issue Date Remarks
8 03MAY19
Added an image thanks to Eric Allen.
7 11MAY18
Added the ferry flight to Laverton on 18JAN77.
6 15NOV15
Added details of E services. Added possible date of last flight.
5 11NOV15
Added an image of the aircraft in service.
4 25JUL13
Aircraft has been transported to a new owner at Mudgee, NSW.
3 07JUN12
Added a recent image thanks to Terry Magee.
2 20NOV02
Expanded history from Status Card.

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