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Sir Keith Park Memorial Aviation Collection  
To be included in the collection the individual aircraft or aircraft type has had to have been in service in New Zealand.
DC-3 of National Airways Corporation
Repilca Hawker Hurricane on stand outside the Museum (left);  Douglas DC3 (right) ZK-BQK of National Airways Corporation - PHOTO Malcolm McCrow
Lockheed Loadstar Lockheed Hudson
Lockheed Loadstar outside undergoing restoration (left); Lockheed Hudson III (right) - PHOTO Malcolm McCrow
Short Sunderland 5 Short Solent 4
Short Sunderland V (left) undergoing restoration. Before coming to New Zealand the aircraft was in service with the RAF and BOAC.  Short Solent IV (right) formerly of TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Ltd) - PHOTO Malcolm McCrow 
de Havilland Mosquito Avro Lancaster
De Havilland Mosquito of 75 Squadron RNZAF (left);  Avro Lancaster acquired from L’Aeronavale - French Fleet Air Arm (right) - PHOTO Malcolm McCrow
de Havilland Tiger Moth North American Harvard
De Havilland Tiger Moth (left) although turned out in World War II training yellow, is actually a restored crop sprayer;  the North American Harvard (right) was widely used as a training aircraft by many air forces - PHOTO Malcolm McCrow
Transavia PL-12 Airtruck Cessna 188 Agwagon
Transavia PL-12 Airtruck (left);  Cessna 188 Agwagon (right) - both used as crop sprayers - PHOTO Malcolm McCrow
de Havilland Dragon Rapide de Havilland Devon (Dove)
de Havilland Dragon Rapide (left);  the de Havilland Devon, used for communications and aerial photography by the RNZAF was a military version of the DH Dove - PHOTO Malcolm McCrow
de Havilland Vampire Aermacchi MB-339
de Havilland Vampire saw service at RNZAF Tengah 1955 (left);  Aermacchi MB-339 (right) is an advanced jet trainer which was in service with the RNZAF between 1991 and 2002 - PHOTO Malcolm McCrow
Douglas A4 Skyhawk Douglas A4 Skyhawk
This Douglas A4 Skyhawk arrived in New Zealand in 1970 and was acquired by the MOTAT in 2011.  The type was also operated by Fuerza Aérea Argentina during the 1982 conflict - PHOTO Malcolm McCrow

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