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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Loading MF205 Tractors onto HMAS Melbourne, 23 Nov 1964 Image Reg. No: MM 118214

Photograph of MF205 Tractor being loaded onto H.M.A.S. Melbourne on the 23rd November 1964. The Massey Ferguson Review Jan/Feb 1965 No. 76 records 'Two MF 205X Tractors have an important role aboard the Royal Australian Navy aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne. They test the efficient operation of aircraft arrestor wires on the flight deck before planes land...The MF Navy 'seahorses' have other duties. They tow aircraft above and below the flight deck and , with MF512 Transporters handle movement of stores below decks.'

This image forms part of the extensive McKay Sunshine collection which includes images, film, objects, trade publications and oral histories.
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
A Massey Ferguson MF205X Tractor is being lowered onto the deck of H.M.A.S. Melbourne. A group of men watch.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 165 mm (Height), 220 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, agricultural equipment, industry, water transport, tractors, warships
Themes this item is part of: Ship History - HMAS Warramunga, The Royal Australian Navy, Sustainable Futures Collection, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: transportation
Inscriptions: Handwritten in pencil on back, 'MF 205 TRACTOR / LOADING ON / HMAS MELB 1964'

In blue stamp pad ink, 'ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY / H.M.A.S. MELBOURNE / Neg. No. 2402/C Date 23/12/64'
Model Name/Number: MF205X
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 23 Nov 1964
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Australian Navy (RAN), 23 Nov 1964
Organisation Named: Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australia, 23 Nov 1964

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