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Photograph - Millicer Air Tourer Prototype VH-FMM, Moorabbin Airport, Victoria, 1959 Image Reg. No: MM 112474

Air Tourer prototype (Mk 1) made in Australia by Ultra Light Aircraft Association of Australia, 1959. This monoplane was designed by ateam led by Henry K. Millicer. Two seat single engine cantilever low wing monoplane of wooden construction. Continental A-65 engine. Paint work is yellow and white with black lining. Ten piece Perspex canopy fitted. Civil registration "VH- FMM". The design was later put into production by the Victa Aviation Division at Bankstown, NSW as the Victa Airtourer.

The Museum received the wooden prototype VH-FMM as a donation in 1977.

Part of a collection of photographs, negatives and slides used for research by curators at Museum Victoria.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Side view of the Millicer Air Tourer Mk.1 prototype aeroplane at Moorabbin Airport during flight testing, featuring the civil registration VH-FMM on the tail.
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 159 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: museum history, aeroplanes, mechanical engineering, aircraft, air transport, museums, aviation pioneers, test flights, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Millicer Air Tourer Prototype VH-FMM, Engineering Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: propeller aircraft - experimental
Inscriptions: Hand written in blue ink on back of photograph: '9 3/8 / C / reduce to 6 3/16 / wide / 7818 / FMM AT MOORABBIN / MAY APRIL[strikethrough] / 1959 / DURING FLIGHT TESTING. / 2" ADDED TO RUDDER TO IMPROVE / SPIN ENTRY'
Model Name/Number: Air Tourer
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Manufacturer: Ultra Light Aircraft Association of Australia, Newport, Victoria, Australia, circa 1959
Designer: Mr Henry Millicer, Victoria, Australia, 1952
Other Association (See Comments): Victa Consolidated Industries Pty Ltd, Milperra, New South Wales, Australia

Subsequent manufacturer, 1961-1969.
Place & Date Depicted: Moorabbin Airport, Victoria, Australia, 1959

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