|Z-0003||C4699||Nov 1940||ex XY-AAE, VT-ALN. To Z-20 by 23 July 1941. To Comm Flt Dum Dum. Accident 17 Apr 1942 - repaired and renumbered Z-2003. Accident 17 Feb 1943. SOC 30 Nov 1943.|
Curtiss-Wright CW-22-57 Falcon
One Curtiss-Wright CW-22 obtained from the Inter-Continent Corporation at Mingaladon in mid-1941.
|Z-30||8 July 1941||To Comm Flt Dum dum. To 1 SFTS Ambala 18 Sept 1943. Scrapped March 1946.|
de Havilland D.H.60G Moth
One D.H.60G Moth, formerly with the Rangoon Flying Club, obtained upon the creation of the BVAU.
|Z-0000||1915||June 1940||ex XY-AAA, VT-AFJ, G-ACAM. First noted 22 July 1941. W/o in air raid, Mingaladon, 23 Dec 1941.|
de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth
Two Tiger Moths obtained from the Government of India (ex-civil) to serve as initial equipment for the BVAU in mid 1940. Five more delivered in crates from the UK aboard the SS Burma. Assembled November 1940-January 1941. Two additional aircraft obtained from Australia in mid 1941. Total of 9 acquired.
|Z-0001||82874?||XY-AAB?||June 1940||'6', to Z-01. First noted 8 Jan 1941. To Comm Flt Dum Dum. w/o 3 June 1943 Cox's Bazaar|
|Z-0002||82875?||XY-AAC?||June 1940||'5', to Z-02. First noted 2 Dec 1940. To Comm Flt Dum Dum. w/o 6 Sept 1942 Asansol|
|Z-0003||250?||9 July 1941||ex Australia. To Z-03. To Comm Flt Dum Dum. w/o 6 July 1942 Dum Dum|
|Z-0004||251?||6 June 1941||ex Australia. To Z-04. To Comm Flt Dum Dum. w/o 21 Sept 1943 Feni|
|Z-0005||82204||N6966||25 Nov 1940||Initially 'N6966', to Z-0005 by 18 Apr 1941, to Z-05. Assumed lost in Burma after 1 Mar 1942|
|Z-0006||82161||N6917||16 Nov 1940||Initially 'N6917', to Z-0006 by 29 Apr 1941, to Z-06. Assumed lost in Burma after 31 Jan 1942|
|Z-0007||ex K4280, N6962 or N6963 by 27 May 1941. To Z-07. w/o air raid, Mingaladon, 23 Dec 1941|
|Z-0008||ex K4280, N6962 or N6963 by 30 June 1941. To Z-08. Assumed lost in Burma after 9 Dec 1941|
|Z-0009||ex K4280, N6962 or N6963 by 3 July 1941. To Z-09. Assumed lost in Burma after 7 Feb 1942|
|K4280||3276||12 Dec 1940||To Z-0007/8 or 9 after 14 May 1941.|
|N6962||82200||27 Jan 1941||To Z-0007/8 or 9 after 29 Apr 1941.|
|N6963*||82201||22 Nov 1940||To Z-0007/8 or 9 after 26 Apr 1941.|
* given as "N6923" in the reference.
Two Lockheed 12A operated by the Comm Flight at Dum Dum, for VIP transport. Obtained from unoccupied Burma just before the move to Dum Dum. Still in service in November 1942.
Lockheed 14 Hudson
One Hudson was found abandoned at Magwe and taken over by the BVAF. It was unserviceable due to a missing propeller, but after fitting a propeller from a Buffalo, it was successfully flight tested and used to evacuate personnel to India. After two weeks use the original owners returned and reclaimed it.
|?||Mar 1942||used for 2 weeks only.|
North American NA-64 Yale
Two NA-64 Yale obtained from the Chinese Nationalist Air Force (CNAF) in November 1941. Collected by air from Kunming in China by BVAF pilots. Both were rather well-used and required an overhaul before entering service.
|Z-31||9 Nov 1941||'B', w/o in air raid, Mergui, 1 Dec 1941|
|Z-32||14 Nov 1941||To Comm Flt Dum Dum. wfu after 24 Dec 1943|
Westland Lysander II
Two Lysander II obtained in March 1942 to make up for losses during the retreat from Burma. One aircraft ex-No.28 Sqn and the other from No.1 Sqn IAF found at Magwe and taken over. Three more aircraft obtained from unoccupied Burma just before the move to Dum Dum.
|N1261||29 Mar 1942||ex 1 AGS (India). To Comm Flt Dum Dum|
|N1265||June 1942||Fate unknown|
|P9062||8 June 1942||w/o 16 Nov 1942 forced landing, Hooghly River.|
|P9101||26 Mar 1942||'BF-F', ex 28 Sqn, to Comm Flt Dum Dum, w/o 19 Apr 1942 at Dum Dum.|
|P9177||June 1942||ex 5 Sqn, to Indian AF|
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