Regarding the above photo, this is a strange one.
Its registration is CF FVB, but Conair 23 is also down as C-GHLK
someone help with this one please.
Serial #: 44-34607
Construction #: 27886
Last info: 1974
Delivered to USAAF as 44-34607.
- To Davis-Monthan
AFB, AZ for storage, Feb. 1957-1958.
Hamilton Aircraft Co, Tucson, AZ, June 1958.
Stahmann Farms Inc, Las Cruces, NM,
- Registered as N8395H.
- Open storage, unconverted, Tucson, AZ, 1958-1968.
Convair Aviation Ltd, Abbotsford,
BC, May 1971
- Registered as CF-FBV
- Flew as tanker #23.
- Crashed & destroyed, Mt. Bowman, near Clinton, BC,
Aug. 7, 1974.
|Serial #: 44-34313
Last info: 2002
Aero Atlas Inc, Red Bluff, CA, 1959-1961.
Registered as N5457V.
- Flew as tanker #27.
First A-26 converted to fire tanker, 1959.
Wilson Aviation Industries,
Lewiston, ID, 1963-1964
Butler Aircraft, Redmond, OR, 1966-1975
- Flown as tanker #A20 (later #16)
Ltd, Abbotsford, BC, Apr. 1975-1988
- Registered as C-GHLK
- Flown as tanker #23.
Reynolds Aviation Museum, Wetaskiwin,
Alberta, Apr. 1987-1988
Don Crowe, Victoria, BC, 1989-1990.
Canadian Warplane Heritage, Hamilton, Ontario, 1990-1999.
Flew as French AF 434313/K/BC-313.
Courtesy Aircraft Inc, Rockford, IL, July 1, 1999.
- Registered as N119DR.
R. Lane, Poway, CA, July 1999-2002.
- Flown as French AF/434313/K/BC-313.