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Photograph - Millicer VH-FMM Air Tourer Under Construction, Newport, Victoria, 1957 Image Reg. No: MM 112485

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 or Rolls Royce 0-200 engine. 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:
Fuselage of the VH-FMM Airtourer prototype under construction at Perfectus Airscrews, Newport, Victoria. Tom Webb and designer Henry Millicer are seated in the cockpit.
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 92 mm (Height), 127 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: museum history, aeroplanes, manufacturing, aircraft manufacturing, aircraft, air transport, aeronautics, fuselages, aviation pioneers, aircraft manufacture, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Millicer Air Tourer Prototype VH-FMM, Engineering Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: propeller aircraft - experimental
Inscriptions: Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: 'FUSELAGE OF FMM / BEING BUILT AT / PERFECTUS BY MEMBERS / OF AIRTOURER GROUP. / IN THE COCKPIT - TOM / WEBB & H. MILLICER / WINTER 1957'
People Depicted: Millicer, Henry K; Webb, Tom
Model Name/Number: Air Tourer
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Manufacturer: Ultra Light Aircraft Association of Australia, Newport, Victoria, Australia, 1957
Designer: Mr Henry Millicer, Victoria, Australia, 1952
Place & Date Depicted: Perfectus Airscrew Pty Ltd, Newport, Victoria, Australia, 1957
Other Association (See Comments): Victa Consolidated Industries Pty Ltd, Milperra, New South Wales, Australia

Subsequent manufacturer, 1961-1969.

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