IAN McDONELL COLLECTION
No. 6841. de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth (VH-UAO c/n 613)
Photographed at Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1991, by Ian McDonell

de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth

09/30/2007. This aircraft was build for the RAAF by de Havilland at Stag Lane, UK, as a D.H.60X Moth, powered by an 80 hp A.D.C. (Aircraft Disposals Company) Cirrus Mk.II engine. It was delivered to Australia in 1928 and received the s/n A7-9. After four years it was refurbished and loaned to the Aero Club at Perth, registered as VH-UAO on August 19, 1932.

It ditched into the Swan River in 1936 and while repaired, it was re-engined with an 100 hp de Havilland Gipsy Mk.I engine, subsequently the aircraft designation changed to D.H.60G Gipsy Moth. The aircraft was impressed into the RAAF on July 22, 1940 and received the s/n A7-92. It was sold June 18, 1945 on the civil market and registered again as VH-UAO on March 26, 1946. It is still registered as such as of this day.

Created September 30, 2007