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1950 FIREFLY AS-6 For Sale in Redondo Beach, CA

Recently restored, multiple award winning aircraft. 1100 TTSN, 10 SMOH/SPOH, 2x King KX155 TSO Nav Com, 1x King KMA 24 TSO Audio Panel, 1x King KT-76A Transponder, Garmin 496

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Posted by Platinum Fighter Sales Updated 9/2/2020

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Details

  • Status
    For Sale
  • Condition
    Used
  • Year
    1950
  • Make
    FAIREY AVIATION LTD
  • Model
    FIREFLY AS-6
  • Reg #
    N518WB
  • Serial #
    135129
  • Airframe
    1100 hrs
  • Engine
    10 hrs SMOH
  • Prop
    10 hrs SPOH
  • Special Use
    Military/Warbird
  • Location
    Redondo Beach, CA
  • External URL

Awards:

  • 2002 EAA Airverture Oshkosh: Grand Champion - Post WWII
  • Golden Wrench Award - Q.G. Aviation
  • 2002 Rolls Royce Heritage Award - Reno NV
  • 2002 People Choice Award - Rolls Royce Heritage Competition

WB518 was one of the first ten MK VI s built but still retains the earlier fuselage of the MK V. The aircraft was originally delivered to 817 Squadron. 817 Squadron then exchanged their aircraft for those of 816 Squadron for duty in Korea. The aircraft has been painted to represent WB377 which was loaned to 817 Squadron aboard HMAS Sydney by the Royal Navy for duty in Korea. The Australians had damaged most of their original aircraft in accidents. WB377 '201' in the commanding officer's colors was no exception being damaged in Typhoon Ruth in October of 1951. I picked the wartime guise of 201 not only for aesthetics, but because it had most of the representative equipment of the period i.e. rocket rails, drop tanks, etc...

After being flown on the US airshow circuit for a decade, WB518 was damaged in a landing accident in 2012 due to a parts failure on the landing gear.  The Firefly was returned to Q.G. Aviation in Colorado who completed the re-restoration in 2019. WB518 made a triumphant public return at Oshkosh 2019.

Make
Model
Hours
engine
Rolls Royce
Griffon 74
10 hrs SMOH
prop
Dowty Rotol
4 blade Metal Prop
10 hrs SPOH

  • Engine      
  • Rolls Royce Griffon 74
  • 10 SMOH by Vintage V-12's
  • Griffon Fingers
  • Propeller: 
  • Dowty Rotol - 4 blade Metal Prop
  • 10 SPOH

  • Airframe:        
  • 1100 Hrs. Total Time Since New
  • 200 Since Restoration by Q.G. Aviation
  • 10 Since IRAN / Re-restoration

  • 2x King KX155 TSO Nav Com
  • 1x King KMA 24 TSO Audio Panel
  • 1x King KT-76A Transponder
  • Garmin 496

  • Restored to original - green
  • All original equipment installed

Original Royal Australian Navy - 817 Squadron aboard HMAS Sydney by the Royal Navy 10/10

Seller Information

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Name: Simon Brown
Title: Founder
Company: Platinum Fighter Sales
Address: 409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy #339
 Redondo Beach, CA 90277
 US

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