1951 Cessna 305 / L-19 "Bird Dog"
s/n 21491/51-4606 VH-LRE
 US$150,000

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SPECIFICATIONS

 

1951 Cessna 305 "Bird Dog"
s/n 21491/51-4606 VH-LRE
 US$150,000
Documented Vietnam Combat Veteran

 

Airframe:

11,570.8 TTSN

 

Engine:

Continental )-470-11B

618.3 SMOH

 

Propeller:

McCauley fixed pitch with metal blades 

670.3 SMOH

 

Avionics: 

Collins VHF Comm

760 Transponder

TDR 90

NAT Intercom w/ Voice Activation

Exterior:

Royal Thai Air Force - Excellent Condition

Interior:

Restored to Stock 

History: Airplane originally built as an A model and initially stationed at Fort Rucker Virginia, then returned to Cessna to be converted to G status which incorporated self-sealing tanks, heavy duty undercarriage, Geiis crossing landing gear, electric flaps, armoured seats and an extensive radio refit for service in Vietnam.

 

Was shipped to Vietnam - initially stationed at various fields, then transferred to Hue and was flown solely by Lt Col Richard L. Brown (USAF Ret) as illustrated in the book ‘Palace Gate: Under Siege in Hue City: TET January 1968’.  Brown was a veteran of THREE world conflicts, WWII, Korea and finally in Vietnam.  He last resided in Corpus Christie, Texas, USA. 
 

This airplane was shot down twice and had a mid-air with a fighter losing a section off one wing. To the owner’s best knowledge and research, 51-4606 is the highest time FAC airplane with nearly 10,000 hours in combat. See attached Military Record Card/s describing combat damage and repairs attained during Vietnam service. 

 

At the fall of Vietnam, the airplane was flown to Thailand and pressed into service with that Air Force, which is where the current owner acquired 51-4606 from in 1991. 
 

The airplane underwent an extensive restoration in 1996. All relevant airworthiness directives have been complied with at the date of the last Annual Inspection.

Located: Temora, NSW, Australia 

SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION UPON INSPECTION

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