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New Zealand-Based Short Solent Repainted
Progress is being made in the restoration
of Short Solent Mk.IV, ZK-AMO, Aranui at
New Zealand’s Museum of Transport and
Technology (MOTAT).
The four-engined  ying boat was built in
Belfast in 1949, and served with Tasman
Empire Airways, the forerunner of Air New
Zealand. It was removed from MOTAT’s
Aviation Display Hall last November for
anti-corrosion work and a repaint. The
aircraft has been surrounded by scaffolding

to facilitate this complex operation and will
be coated in primer, before layers of fresh
paint are applied.
The MOTAT team hopes to have Aranui
back on display by the end of October,
when work will focus on repairs to its
engine hatches. The museum is also home
to another British-designed  ying boat,
Short Sunderland Mk.V NZ4115.
With thanks to Mike Smith

A Harrier GR.3 XZ132 is being offered for
sale by Jet Art Aviation (JAA). The aircraft,
preserved in static display condition, was
recently transported to JAA’s Yorkshire base

  • it had previously resided with a private

owner. It can be supplied with a correct
Rolls-Royce Pegasus Mk.103 engine (not
currently  tted to the aircraft, but displayed
on a wheeled stand). For more details see:

Following two years of restoration, Boeing-
Vertol Chinook H-91 (B-800/CG.071)
was unveiled at the National Museum of
Aeronautics in Morón, Buenos Aires.
Originally  ying in the US as N37007, the
Chinook was one of three ordered by the
Argentine Air Force (FAA) in 1979, and was
delivered on January 14, 1980. Between
April and June 1982, this machine and
H-93 were operated by the FAA during the
Falklands con ict.

After its military career ended, H-91 was
stored at Área Material Quilmes until October
2015, when it was transferred to the museum
for refurbishment. Chinook H-93 is also at
the attraction and is likely to be repainted
into the green and brown camou age
scheme it wore during the Falklands
operation. Esteban Brea

The Harrier GR.3 that is now available for sale from Jet Art Aviation. Chris Wilson-JAA

Chinook H-91 has been restored to static
display at the National Museum of Aeronautics
in Morón, Buenos Aires. Esteban Brea

Harrier for Sale

Argentine Chinook Unveiled

for Display

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ZK380 No.2(AC) Squadron, RAF Lossiemouth,
Moray, Scotland
Scale 1:72 I Lengh 152mm

Z A 4 59/F ‘MacRoberts Reply’, RAF
No.15 Squadron, 90th Anniversary
Scheme, Operation Ellamy, 2011
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K2065, RAF No.1 Squadron, ‘C’ Flight Leader’s
Aircraft, Tangmere Aerodrome, circa 1932
Scale 1:72 I Lengh 157mm

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