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Photograph - Millicer Air Tourer VH-FMM Under Construction, Newport, Victoria, 1957 Reg. No: MM 112486
- 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. 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:
- Fuselage of the VH-FMM Air Tourer prototype under construction at Perfectus Airscrew, Newport. Tom Webb (left) and designer Henry Millicer are seated in the cockpit.
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||92 mm (Height), 127 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||museum history, aeroplanes, 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|
|Primary Classification:||AIR TRANSPORT|
|Tertiary Classification:||propeller aircraft - experimental|
|Inscriptions:||Hand written in blue ink on back of photograph: 'TOM WEBB / & HENRY MILLICER / IN THE COCKPIT OF FMM / U/R CONSTRUCTION. / AT PERFECTUS AIRSCREW CO. / NEWPORT, VIC, / 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.