Kiowa A17-010, courtesy of Defence Disposal’s excellent program to give museums opportunity to acquire and preserve defence heritage to display for present and future generations, was loaded at Damascus Barracks Brisbane today. As well as the fuselage, the main rotors and tail boom and various other parts are on the truck.
All going well, it will be available for viewing in its present dismantled state at our Official Opening on 30th August – see here for the program: http://www.saam.org.au/events/
We then have the job ahead of us to re-assemble the aircraft using the parts supplied, supplemented with other necessary parts we are sourcing from the Bell JetRanger shell we recently acquired and possibly from other museums in the network that received other Kiowa airframes.
A17-010 will be a great addition to our collection.