VH-IOY (A89-273)


Type: L-726 Neptune P2V-7/SP-2H
MSN: 726-7273
Previous Identities: 149073
Owner: Carryowl Pty Ltd. (Maintained and operated by HARS), Albion Park, Wollongong, NSW


10MAR62 Received at 10SQN Townsville ex USA.
08MAY62 Received at 2AD for Mod 246 (SARAH).
20MAY62 Received at 10SQN ex 2AD.
27JUL64 Despatched to CAC, Avalon for fitment of engine fire extinguishers (Mod 242).
19AUG64 Returned to 10SQN.
27MAY65 To 2AD for E service.
22OCT65 To 10SQN after E service.
29JUL68 Despatched to 2AD for Mod 321.
03SEP68 Received 10SQN ex 2AD.
28OCT68 To 2AD for E service.
21FEB69 To 10SQN after E service.
18SEP70 To 2AD for repairs (corrosion control).
29SEP70 To 10SQN after repairs.
APR72 To 2AD for E service.
20JUL72 To 10SQN after E service.
19MAR75 To 2AD for E service.
18SEP75 To 10SQN after E service.
21NOV76 Returned to Townsville from Cocos Island. This is the last mention of the aircraft in the No. 10 Squadron Operations Record Book and may be its last flight with the RAAF.
07NOV77 Approved for write-off to DAS.
08JUN78 Tenders closed for removal ex Garbutt (Townsville).
78 Sold to Peter T. Longford & Co., Townsville.
78 Sold to Randal McFarlane and Peter Rundle (Confederate Air Force).
FEB79 Registered to Peter Rundle (Confederate Air Force) as VH-IOY.
09MAY81 First post-restoration flight.
01APR88 Purchased by Bob De La Hunty and Gordon Glynn.
AUG91 Repainted in midnight blue colours.
OCT98 Westinghouse J-34 jets were fitted.
10MAY99 The newly installed Westinghouse J-34 jets were used for the first time on a flight from Bankstown to Temora.
07NOV02 Flown to the new HARS base at Albion Park.



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


Issue Date Remarks
7 16AUG16
Added two air-to-air images thanks to Bob Livingstone. Image 1 Image 2
6 15NOV15
Added details of E services. Corrected date of Mod 242 from 1962 to 1964. Added possible date of last RAAF flight.
6 04JUN12
Added an image at Avalon thanks to Gordon Reid.
5 03SEP03
Changed base to Albion Park.


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