1950 FIREFLY AS-6 For Sale in Redondo Beach, California United States

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      Posted by Platinum Fighter Sales Updated 6/8/2022

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      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

      Posted by Platinum Fighter Sales Updated 6/8/2022

      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

      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, California United States
      • 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

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      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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