King KX175 Nav com
Narco AT50A Transponder
Darton Clean Kit
3996 Hours Total Time Since New
298 Since Restoration
Engines / Mods / Prop
298 Hours Since Major Overhaul
Interior / Exterior
Royal Loatian Air Force - original paint scheme
1955 North American T-28D-5
Annual Completed 11/2013
Service history: converted from T-28A to T-28D by NAMCO, Columbus; to SMAAR, McClellan AFB, Sacramento, on 9 September 68; delivered from McClellan to MAP/Laos, Udorn, on 8 October 68, but GI, that is returned from MAP to McClellan on 8 October 68, so not delivered at that date; redelivered as 49001724 by SMAAR, McClellan AFB, to TL MAP on 7002.
USAF aircraft officially serialled 49-1724, maintained by Air America, Udorn, but flown under the command of AIRA, that is the USAF Attach, Vientiane; current on 1 August 71 , on 1 April 72 (List of Assigned and maintained aircraft at Udorn of 1 April 72, in: UTD/CIA/B49F2), and still on 1 June 73 (List of Assigned and maintained aircraft at Udorn of 1 June 73, in: UTD/Bisson/B5, bore the Erawan; based at Luang Prabang.
Fate: evidently definitively transferred to the RLAF in 1973; transferred to the Lao Air Force (Air Force of the Laos Peoples Army) as 34 in 1975; possibly one of the 29 former RLAF T-28s used by the Air Force of the Laos Peoples Army to bomb Hmong refugees in the hills of Laos in 1976/7).
Stored at Xieng Khouang airfield before 1984, until finally sold to Keith Death of Albury, NSW Australia in 1988; the aircraft was dismantled, trucked to Savannakhet and finally to Bangkok, and then shipped to Sydney in December 1988.
As VH-MEO in May 92; registered. on 29 May 92; painted in a grey Royal Lao Air Force color scheme.
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