RAAF B.20 - A84-240
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GAF A84-240 artistically displayed at Wigram
(Photo : Phillip Treweek)
In-service picture of A84-240 at the bottom of the page.
Wingtip The RAAF's wing-tip mount bomb shown on A84-240
(Photo : Via Robert Mikesh)
A84-240
240 in the revettments at Da Nang, Vietnam showing 2 Sqd's fin-flash
(Photo : Via Robert Mikesh)

This GAF Mk20 Canberra was built in 1956 and had its first flight on 10 January 1957, on 21 March of that year it was delivered to the charge of the RAAF. As with most of the GAF Mk20s at that time, A84-240 was allocated to 2 Sqd and it was with that squadron that it saw service in Vietnam - so, this is another Warbird. After Vietnam, 240 returned to Australia and flew on for several years.

A84-240 was one of the RAAF Canberras to take part in the "Last Day of the Canberra" flight at a special ceremony held at Amberley on 30 June 1982. One of the highlights included a fly past of four RAAF Canberras over Brisbane. Some detail and photos of this event can be seen on the RAAF - The Canberra's Last day.

A84-240 was flown to New Zealand in 1984 and presented to the RNZAF Museum at Wigram, Christchurch. As can be seen from Philip's photo, it is preserved in first class condition and presented in an imaginative scenerio representing a night flying sortie.


Vietnam
A84-240 on a typical mission over Vietnam. Note the wing-tip mounted 500lb bomb
(Photo : USAF, via a scan from Robert Mikesh's B-57 book)