Bunny II  




 

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History of Bunny II

"Bunny II" is an aircraft which was built by members of 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from "bits and pieces". The project started in August 1970 and was completed on 9 May 1971 when the aircraft was test flown by Charlie Brewster. The original fuselage and "bits and pieces" which became Bunny II was recovered from a graveyard at Vung Tau by Charlie Miller. The aircraft was shipped to Australia in 1971 and trucked to the Army Aviation Base at Oakey, Queensland. The aircraft has been flown on a number of occasions but it is now on static display at the Museum of Australian Army Flying at Oakey. 

A brief pictorial history follows:

It all started with this

Bunny II on wash point

Ready for refuel


Refuel underway


Another refuel


Return to hangar after refuel


Ready for ground run


The crowd gathers


Ground run performed by Wally Nelson


In Flight


In Flight


Neil Harden OC and champagne await Bunny II's return


A successful flight


Celebrations


More celebrations

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Other aircraft:
Bell 47G-3B1 Sioux Helicopter | Cessna 180 | Pilatus Porter | Bell OH58-A Kiowa Helicopter | Birddog

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