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N2605 at Idris, Libya.
Photo: Ron Willet © 1958 - via Fred Seggie




Note: Left Paint Shop 09-Nov-1956 Colours were Grey #120 below speedline, light grey on top and under wings, about four feet of red on wingtips, fin and rudder grey. Leading edge of wing grey. Fuselage top and side white. Tailplane same as wings with approximately eighteen inches of red. Flying Horse on each side of fuselage, similar to Beaver c/n 94.

N2605 Mobil Oil of Canada Ltd., . Delivered 21-Dec-1956.

N2605 Mobil Oil of Libya, Wilmington, DE. Regd Jul-1970.

Note: The current FAA record shows this aircraft registered to SOCONY Mobil Oil Company Inc., New York, NY. Date unknown (but see delivery date) and cancelled 10-Oct-1956 on export to Venezuela which is prior to said date.

Was it leased to an oil company in Venezuela and returned in Jul-1970?

Currently no information found on Venezualan Civil Aircraft Register.

Fate Unknown


This was the normal way of shipping completed aircraft overseas, by rail, then sea. Here we see c/n 1007 on a railroad siding adjacent to de Havilland Canada Downsview, Ontario, factory.

Photo: de Havilland Canada © December 1956 (Print 4657)