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CA-18 MUSTANG/A68-192
"Big, Beautiful Doll"


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Serial #: A68-192
Construction #:
  1517
Civilian Registration:
  VH-FCB
  PI-C651
  VR-HIU
  G-HAEC
  Model(s):
  CA-18 Mustang Mk. 22
Name:
  Big Beautiful Doll
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2005

History:
Delivered to RAAF as A68-192.
- BOC: March 8, 1951.
- SOC: April 1958at RAAF Tocumwal.
F. Chris Braund, Tamworth, New South Wales, April 1958-1961.
- Registered as VH-FCB.
Jack McDonald, Melbourne-Moorabbin, Victoria, 1961-1966.
Ed Fleming/Skyservice Aviation, Camden, New South Wales, October 1966-1969.
George Scholey/Frontino Inc, Manila, February 27, 1969-1975.
- Registered as PI-C651.
- Crash landed, Manila Airport, October 19, 1973.
- Rebuild commenced using center section from P-51 MUSTANG/444-72917(ex-Phillipine AF), Manila.
Ray Hanna & Mal Rose/Hong Kong Aero. Engineering Co, Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong, 1975-1985.
- Rebuild completed, Kai Tak, 1976-1985.
- First flight February 1985.
D.E. Baker & Partners, Hong Kong, 1981.
- Registered as VR-HIU.
Ray Hanna/The Old Flying Machine Company, Duxford, February 1982-1997.
- Registered as G-HAEC.
- Arrived at Gatwick by air freight, February 28, 1985.
- Flew as 472917/Ding Hao.
- Later flew as "588/Missy Wong from Hong Kong".
- Later flew as RAAF/A68-192.
- Later flew as 472218/WZ-1/"Big Beautiful Doll".
Robert W. Davies, Duxford, Woodchurch, UK, March 1997-2005.
- Operated by Old Flying Machine Co, Duxford, 1997-2001.
- Operated by Historic Aircraft Collection, Jersey, 2001-2002.
- Repainted, Duxford, June 2001.
- Flown as 463221/EZ-Z.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Photo Source(s):
Nigel Roling - Pentavia Digital Imaging, http://website.lineone.net/~roling46/, 2002
Caz Caswell.

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