South Australian Aviation Museum
Aircraft currently undergoing restoration
Avro Anson I EF954
EF-954 was delivered to No2. AP Bankstown in 1942.
Transferred to No.6 SFTS Mallala in 1944.
Sold after the war for scrap.
Donated to SAAM in 1984.
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Victor Air Tourer
Victa Airtourer 100 VH-BWT
Originally registered to Victa Ltd. in 1964 (VH-MRG)
Sold to Royal Aero Club SA 1966. Reregistered VH-BWT.
Sold to Chris Sperou March 1973 to use as an aerobatic aircraft.
Also flown by Ted Acres.
Withdrawn from use 1980.
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Fairey Battle
Fairey Battle N2188
Built in UK. Delivered to RAAF in 1939.
Shipped to Australia 1941.
No.2 BAGS Pt. Pirie (air gunnery training).
Recovered from mangroves 1975.
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Restoration of Display Items
test truck
The SAATAS Engine Test Rig was used to test aircraft engines after servicing or rebuilding. It consists of a Austin A70 Hampshire Chassis with the body reversed. The chassis was fitted with an engine mounting frame, and fuel tank. The cabin has aircraft instruments on the dash. The serviced or rebuilt aircraft engine was fitted to the rig and it was wheeled outside for a test run. It was used mainly with Continental, Lycoming and Gypsy Queen 70 engines. SAAM has fitted it with a running Lycoming engine.
hastings stairs
SAAM's Hastings Deering Air Stairs were acquired from Uluru (Ayres Rock) and restored in our workshops. They feature a 6-cylinderFord Falcon motor. They were designed by Qantas Technical Services Division in 1958 and built under contract by Hastings Deering Services. Qantas ordered 14 for their use but other airlines also ordered stairs of this type from Hastings Deering. They are sometimes referred to as 'batwing' stairs.
One of our latest restorations is the Clarktor Tractor. It has been restored to working condition and should prove very handy in the future.


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