DAP Beaufort (Mk.VII) Bomber
A9-141 - VH-KTW

 
 
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Welcome to the website dedicated to the restoration of an Australian-built DAP Beaufort Mark VII Bomber

This aircraft was handed over to the Royal Australian Air Force on 29 October 1942, who assigned it the serial number A9-141. It finished its service life on 26 April 1944, seeing active service defending Australia during this time.

With the dedication of a small group of volunteers and the financial support of our sponsors, A9-141 is currently being restored to flight. When completed (in 2011 - for the 90th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force), it will be the only airworthy Beaufort anywhere in the world - of the (approximately) 1,800 built for the Royal Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force.

We invite you to view the progress of the restoration, to find out some more about the Beaufort - it's production and service with the Royal Australian Air Force - and to donate to the restoration effort.

 

Become a "Friend of the Beaufort" and help bring A9-141 back to airworthiness.

 Click here to download the Application Form

 

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You can help..!


Are you interested in finding out how to donate some money to this worthy cause? Become a sponsor now, and help to get this important piece of Australian history flying again. Are you a member of a Service or Community Group who would like to visit the Beaufort to find out what goes in to rebuilding an aircraft and hear stories about the Beaufort and its place in history..?


Click here for more information on how you can do this..

 

 

 
Restoration Update:
Click the restoration link above to view photographs of the restoration.
 

June 2009:
Work continues on the starboard outer wing with the aileron and aileron shroud now complete. The port wing is about 90% complete and both port and starboard wingtips nearly finished. The centre wing section which required a replacement spar will be completed in the next few days. The main fuel tanks are about 70% completed but they are more difficult to manufacture than was originally expected. The final coat of paint on some areas of the centre wing section will be completed soon.

August 2011:

Work continues on the wings and engines.

 
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