SOVIET ERA RUSSIA 1976
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closely observed planes - Singapore early 1960's
Fast ‘taxi’ from Butterworth | Australian Vampire T35 A67-667 | RAF Changi December 1962
A quick way to get down to Changi from Butterworth was to use this Vampire A79-667, the ‘station hack’, at the Australia base in Malaya. This Australian built T35 version was a recent arrival at Butterworth, having been dismantled and shipped to 78 Wing, in October ‘62 and the bright orange ‘day-glo’ was of the painted sort, still fairly common at that time. In May 1966 it was back in Australia with No.1 AFTS and it crashed into the sea off Garden Island, 35nm southwest of RAAF Pearce in Western Australia on 13th February ‘68, after loss of control during a compressibility flight. The pilot ejected over water at 10,000 ft and at 400 kts with only minor injuries.