Remarks: Rare low res close-cropped Rear View of RAN Fairey Gannet AS1 XG789 on outdoor display (with wings folded) at the Moorabbin Aviation Museum (MAM) in early 1974. This Gannet was delivered to the RAN in Glasgow Scotland in Sep 1958, and withdrawn from Service on 15Aug1967. She has remained outdoors since being acquired from Bankstown by the MAM. The aircraft, one of five left in Australia, was transported from Sydney to Melbourne for the MAM aboard HMAS SYDNEY. Apologies for quality of this 36 year old photo.
Remarks: Former Royal Australian Navy aircraft. Carried codes 308/313/832/860 during its service. It last flew in 1967 when an engine failed on take from HMAS Melbourne. The flaps were damage by an emergency disposal of rocket ordinance on the wings and then further damage to the aircraft during its recovery to the carrier after missing the wires and hitting the safety barrier. Later sold on into the Camden Museum private collection.