M. B. Arpin & Co.
Aircraft Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Morris Barkley Arpin, born in Barnes, Surrey, on 27 February 1897, the
son of John and Mary Arpin and a design draughtsman with the Fairey Company at Hayes, originally designed the A-1 in 1932-4, but it was not until May 1939 that he formed the Arpin Aircraft
Manufacturing Co. Ltd. at West Drayton, Middlesex to develop the twin boom, pusher light aircraft featuring the unique
McClaren castoring undercarriage. Plans for production were stopped by the outbreak of war.
Morris Arpin died in
early 1976 in Dover, Kent.
British Light Aeroplanes, Arthur W.J.G.
Ord-Hume (GMS Enterprises, 2000)
Aeroplane Monthly Magazine, Sep, 1976
| || A-1|| || (Safety Pin)|| 1938|| || Proto|| 1|| 2S, 1E low wing tricycle light plane|| 1,2,3,4,5,6|
British Civil Aircraft Since 1919, Vol 1, A.J.
Jackson (Putnam, 1973)
British Light Aeroplanes, Arthur
W.J.G. Ord-Hume (GMS Enterprises, 2000)
Archive, 1999/3 (Air-Britain Publications)
Britain Archive, 2002/2 (Air-Britain Publications)
Monthly Magazine, Sep, 1976
Flight Magazine, May
One aircraft only : G-AFGB, c/n 1, ff 7 May,
1938 as the Mk.I and in 1939 as the Mk.II.
Total Arpin Production 1