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North American Harvard III (EX976)

Ex - 41-33949 to South Africa

04/1944 - delivered to RNAS Cochin by road
15/10/1944 - to RNAMY Coimbatore for storage
12/12/1945 - returned to RNAS Cochin
28/08/1946 - still at RNAS Cochin
15/01/1947 - by now with Aircraft Storage Section at Renfrew Airport, Glasgow.  Was to move to RNAS Evanton, but move cancelled
03/09/1947 - by road to RNARY Donibristle for overhaul
31/01/1949 - to RNAS Lossiemouth for storage
12/10/1949 - to RNAS Arbroath
24/11/1949 - cocooned
23/01/1956 - de-preservation took place and Portuguese serial 1657 applied
29/02/1956 - to RNAS Lee-on-Solent for shipment to Portugal
20/03/1956 - struck off Charge by Royal Navy
Flown to RNAS Yeovilton for FAAM inside Port AF C130
30/09/1980 - to RNAS Culdrose by road for respray and repairs to airframe skin; back by road to FAAM and put on display



Role - Two seat trainer

Manufacturers - North American

Power Plant - One 550hp Pratt and Whitney Wasp

Wingspan - 42ft

Length - 29ft

Height - 11ft 8ins

Weight - 5,250lbs loaded

Max Speed - 205mph at 5,000ft

Duration - 750 miles

Armament - Nil


Other exhibits in this hall

  • Fairey Fulmar (N1854) Fairey Fulmar (N1854)
  • Fairey Swordfish II (HS618) Fairey Swordfish II (HS618)
  • Focke Achgelis FA330A-1 (100545) Focke Achgelis FA330A-1 (100545)
  • Grumman Martlet AL246 Grumman Martlet AL246
  • Westland Dragonfly HR5 (WN493) Westland Dragonfly HR5 (WN493)
  • Hawker Sea Fury FB11 (WJ231) Hawker Sea Fury FB11 (WJ231)
  • LIM2 (MIG 15 copy) (01420/G-BMZF) LIM2 (MIG 15 copy) (01420/G-BMZF)

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