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Aircraft Fuselage Section - Government Aircraft Factories (GAF), Nomad, 1982 Object Reg. No: ST 033333

The Museum has the unskinned front fuselage section of an unidentified GAF-built Nomad. The fuselage section is of conventional semi-monocoque construction with frames and stringers of aluminium alloy 2024 painted in a primer-coat. The fuselage section was obtained by the Museum from GAF in 1982 as Nomad production wound down. It was described as a "scrap" section by GAF and is apparently an un-used production spare. The Museum acquired the fuselage as an example of modern metal aircraft structure.
Metal plate and rivet construction aeroplane fuselage painted lime green chromate undercoat. On several panels are penned in ink possible serial numbers.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Australia: Supply Department, Government Aircraft Factories (GAF), 1982
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 303.00 cm (Height), 146.00 cm (Width), 182.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurement From Conservation. Measuring Method: measuring tape

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, fuselages
Themes this item is part of: Government Aircraft Factories (GAF) Nomad, Engineering Collection, Transport Collection, GAF Jindivik Target Aircraft, GAF Turana Guided Missile
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: components - fuselages
Model Name/Number: Nomad; N24
Manufacturer: Australia: Supply Department, Government Aircraft Factories (GAF), Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1982


Noel Oxlade Posted on 24 Mar 2010 4:41 PM
Aircraft Fuselage GAF Nomad, #ST033333.
Can you confirm that this exhibit is in Melbourne or in Australia's Museum of Flight in Nowra, thank you.
Discovery Centre Posted on 25 Mar 2010 4:20 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Noel,

The Nomad fuselage is now located in Melbourne at our main store.
Dave Miller Posted on 15 Aug 2010 12:53 PM
As Nomad full aircraft production ceased at aircraft serial no 170.
This incomplete front fuselage is likley to be F\F ser. No. 171. which would have been in the assembly jig at the time of Government project Nomad cancellation.
Discovery Centre Posted on 16 Aug 2010 2:44 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hello Dave - Thank you for the information, which we've passed on to the relevant curator.

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