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Photograph - Millicer Air Tourer Prototype VH-FMM, Moorabbin Airport, Victoria, 1959 Reg. No: MM 112481
- Air Tourer prototype (Mk 1) made in Australia by Ultra Light Aircraft Association of Australia, 1959. This monoplane was designed by a team led by Henry K. Millicer. Two seat single engine cantilever low wing monoplane of wooden construction. Continental A-65 engine is fitted. Paint work is yellow and white with black lining. Ten piece Perspex canopy fitted. Civil registration marking on tail "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:
- Front side view of the Millicer Air Tourer prototype aeroplane VH-FMM at Moorabbin Airport during flight testing. The engine is a Continental 65 horsepower unit. Test pilot for the project was Flt Lt Randall Green.
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||128 mm (Height), 165 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||museum history, aeroplanes, mechanical engineering, aircraft, air transport, museums, aeronautics, 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|
|Tertiary Classification:||propeller aircraft - experimental|
|Inscriptions:||Printed in black text on front of photograph: 'Science Museum of Victoria'
Hand written in black ink on back of photograph: '8503 H.'
|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|