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Arpin

M. B. Arpin & Co.
Arpin Aircraft Manufacturing Co. Ltd.


History

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.

Company References
  1. British Light Aeroplanes, Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume (GMS Enterprises, 2000)
  2. Aeroplane Monthly Magazine, Sep, 1976



Project Data

Project No

Type No

Name

Alternative Name(s)

Year

Spec

Status

Qty

Description

References

  A-1  (Safety Pin) 1938  Proto 1 2S, 1E low wing tricycle light plane 1,2,3,4,5,6

Project References
  1. British Civil Aircraft Since 1919, Vol 1, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 1973)
  2. British Light Aeroplanes, Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume (GMS Enterprises, 2000)
  3. Air Britain Archive, 1999/3 (Air-Britain Publications)
  4. Air Britain Archive, 2002/2 (Air-Britain Publications)
  5. Aeroplane Monthly Magazine, Sep, 1976
  6. Flight Magazine, May 12, 1938



Production Data

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   

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