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Turana P1-005

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RAN Serial C/N Type Aircraft History
P1-001 P1-001 ? The first trial at Woomera took place on 12/03/71 and the aircraft was designated AIRCRAFT 001.
P1-002 P1-002 ? ?
P1-003 P1-003 ? ?
P1-004 P1-004 ? The second trial at Woomera took place on 23/03/71 with AIRCRAFT 004.

Turana PI-004 
NAA via the Phantom

P1-005 P1-005 ? ?

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P1-006 P1-006 ? ?
P1-007 P1-007 ? ?
P1-008 P1-008 ? ?
P1-009 P1-009 ? ?
P1-010 P1-010 ? ?
P1-011 P1-011 ? ?
P1-012 P1-012 P1-00-200 This belongs to the Museum of Victoria and is currently located at Australia's Museum of Flight, Nowra NSW.
The aircraft has 6 little parachutes on the starboard side of the airframe
One is a gold colour and has a ten in it and the other are black.
We can only assume that this relates to 15 successful recoveries of the drone.

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P1-013 P1-013 ? ?
P1-014 P1-014 ? ?
P1-015 P1-015 ? ?
P1-016 P1-016 P1-00-200 located at School of Artillery, Puckapunyal.
P1-017 P1-017 P1-00-200 Was on display at Chewing Gum Field in 1984.
Currently on display at Wangaratta Airport, in the old Museum.

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P1-018 P1-018 ? ?
P1-019 P1-019 P1-00-200 To Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra on 20/02/03 - purchased from a Mr Gourlay of the Sunshine Coast.
Now on Display.

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P1-020 P1-020 ? ?
P1-021 P1-021 ? ?
P1-022 P1-022 P1-00-200 Was located at the Kevin Rohrlach Collection SA.
Sold in 2001 and purchased by Mick Bush.
He has a stand to display the aircraft, there is an inert booster rocket fitted and there is no jet engine or parachute.
It has 31 marked on the tail.
Mick has indicated this could be for sale.

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P1-023 P1-023 P1-00-200 Belongs to and currently located at Australia's Museum of Flight, Nowra NSW.
The aircraft has 4 little parachutes on the starboard side of the airframe.
We can only assume that this relates to the number of successful recoveries of the drone.

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Turana drone 
(No Serial visible)
RAN Museum 
Spectacle Island Sydney 1999 
Photo Wal Nelowkin 
 (GAF Ikara AN 882 at right)  Turana Model
South Australian Aviation Museum 
15th May 2013 
Photo Brendan Cowan

We know at least 7 prototypes and 12 production drones were delivered to the RAAF/RAN.

If you have any information on the Turana which may be of help please contact us.

The engine of a drone from Australia's Museum of Flight was removed on the 9th February 1995, this is a Microturbo 022-01 engine (Serial Number 114).
This engine has now made its way into a BD-5J aircraft owned by Juan Jimenez.

There was also a Turana at Wangaratta, does anyone know which one it is? It was on loan to the Museum from HdH and has returned.

The Author of this page is Darren Crick (Updated by Brendan Cowan).

Emails: Mike Draper, Juan Jimenez, Mark Clayton, Mick Bush, Ron Cuskelly, Graham Mison, Brendan Cowan, Martin Edwards.

Updated 02 August 2013

 

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