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Taylorcraft Model E Auster III and Model F Auster II

Produced Variants

 Model E Auster III Model Plus D fitted with increased rear cabin glazing, split flaps and 130 h.p. de Havilland Gipsy Major 1 powerplant.
 Model E Auster 3 Auster III converted for civilian use.
 Model F Auster II As Model Plus E with 130 h.p. Lycoming O-290-3 powerplant.



Auster II and III

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Aircraft Delivered As Military

Serial Range

C/n

Type

Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

Notes

 1 aircraft converted from Auster I by Taylorcraft Aeroplanes, Rearsby.
 LB319 178

III

  (1)  
 64 aircraft, originally as Auster IIs ordered from Taylorcraft Aeroplanes, Rearsby, to contract Acft/1995, delivered as Auster IIIs between July and August 1943. See note 2.
 MT368 - MT369 472, 475

III

 2   
 MT382 - MT419 467, 473-474,  476-510(1)  38   
 MT431 - MT454 511-534(1)  24   
 132 aircraft ordered from Taylorcraft Aeroplanes, Rearsby, to contract Acft/2525, delivered as 2 Auster IIs and 130 Auster IIIs between January and May 1943. See note 2.
 MZ100 - MZ104 233-237

III

 5   
 MZ105 238

II

 1 (1)  Converted to III
 MZ106 - MZ109 239-242

III

 4   
 MZ110 243

II

 1 (1)  Converted to III
 MZ111 - MZ145 244-248, 251-264, 266-281

III

 35   
 MZ157 - MZ198 282-323  42   
 MZ212 - MZ255 325-369  44   
 224 aircraft ordered from Taylorcraft Aeroplanes, Rearsby, to contract Acft/2525, delivered between June and September 1943. See note 2.
 NJ747 - NJ758 585, 589, 591-600(1)

III

 12   
 NJ771 - NJ818 601-632, 634-645, 647-651, 658(1)  48   
 NJ830 - NJ876 633, 646, 652-657, 659-686, 688-698, 701,  47   
  707(1)     
 NJ889 - NJ935 535-544, 546-561, 563-566, 699-700, 703-706,  47   
  708-712, 714, 716-717, 719, 721, 722(1)     
 NJ947 - NJ995 345, 370-394, 396-400, 567-572, 574-584,  49   
  586-588(1)     
 NK112 - NK132 394-395, 401-418, 421(1)  21   
 50 aircraft ordered from Taylorcraft Aeroplanes, Rearsby, to contract Acft/2525, delivered between June and July 1943. See note 2.
 NX484 - NX509 419, 420, 422-445(1)

III

 26   
 NX522 - NX545 446-466, 468-471(1)  24   
 

Total Production 

 470

 (3)

 0

 



Ex-RAF Auster IIIs Refurbished For Export

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Serial Range

Qty

Notes

 56 aircraft supplied to the Royal Australian Air Force. Delivered between September 1944 and January 1946.
 A11-1 - A11-56 56 Ex MZ105, MZ122, NK123, MZ134, MZ137, MZ144, MZ162, MZ174, MZ183, MZ188, MZ197, MZ213, MZ251, MZ252, NJ832, NX535, MZ249, NJ810,
   NK113, MZ158, NX498, NJ749, MZ181, MZ182, MZ212, NX528, MZ220, MZ228, MT407, MT408, MT432, NX494, NJ800, NJ970, NX501, NJ783, NJ834,
   MZ195, NJ771, NJ785, NK126, MZ218, MZ230, MZ247, MT393, MT445, MT450, NX533, NJ797, NJ861, NJ838, NJ859, NX500, MZ135, MZ168, MZ123
 61 aircraft supplied to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (Konninklijke Luchtmacht). Delivered between 1945 and 1947.
 R-1 - R-20 61 Ex NJ952, MZ138, MZ216, NJ957, MZ166, MZ234, NX537, MZ107, NJ961, MZ179, MZ236, MZ170, NJ916, MZ140, MZ253, MZ141, NX534, MZ231,
   NJ897, NJ972
 R-51, R-56, R-61, R-63, R-64,  Ex MT389, MZ143, NJ801, MZ224, MZ219,
 R-70, R-73, R-76, R-80  Ex MZ125, MZ136, MT442, MZ192
 R-??  Ex MZ196, MZ126, MZ132, MZ145, MZ164, MZ167, MZ178, MZ189, MZ194, MZ223, MZ229, NJ985, MZ239, MZ250, NJ971, NX545, MT387, MT391, NJ918,
   NJ934, NJ949, NJ776, NJ779, NJ799, NJ808, NJ809, NJ818, NJ870, NJ871, NJ896, NJ756, MZ214
 26 aircraft supplied to the Royal Hellenic Air Force (Ellinikí Vasilikí Aeroporía). Delivered in 1947. All retained their original RAF serials.
  26 Ex MT405, MT406, MZ133, MZ160, MZ169, MZ187, MZ221, MZ227, MZ233, MZ244, MZ248, NJ780, NJ786, NJ790, NJ796, NJ811, NJ836, NJ890, NJ894,
   NJ975, NK125, NX526, NX530, NX531, NX539, NX540
 3 aircraft supplied to the Czech Air Force. Delivered in 1945.
  3 Ex MZ232, MZ235, NK129

 

 146

 




Auster 3

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Aircraft Converted From Military Auster III

C/n

Registration

Notes

 

C/n

Registration

Notes

 238 VH-SNI Ex MZ105/RAAF A11-1  455 VH-BVX Ex NX533/RAAF A11-48
 258 VH-GCV Ex MZ123/RAAF A11-56  458 PH-POL Ex NX534/RNeAF R-17
 260 PK-UPC Ex MZ125/RNeAF R-70  462 PH-NIN Ex NX537/RNeAF R-7
 268 PH-NIN Ex MZ132/RNeAF R-?  483 VH-FBA Ex MT393/RAAF A11-45
 271 VH-SNS Ex MZ134/RAAF A11-54  492 VH-BBS Ex MT408/RAAF A11-30
 274 PH-POL Ex MZ138/RNeAF R-2  499 I-ULLA Ex MT403
 291 PH-NGF Ex MZ166/RNeAF R-5  508 I-ROBY Ex MT418
 293 VH-ALS Ex MZ168/RAAF A11-55  518 VR-SCJ Ex MT438
 295 PH-NGI Ex MZ170/RNeAF R-12  531 VH-RKA Ex MT450/RAAF A11-47
 304 PH-NGL Ex MZ179/RNeAF R-10  540 G-AHLI Ex NJ911
 320 VH-BED Ex MZ195/RAAF A11-38  546 PH-UFP Ex NJ916/RNeAF R-13
 321 VT-CGF Ex MZ196/RNeAF R-?  577 PH-UFM Ex NJ957/RNeAF R-4
 326 PK-UPB Ex MZ214/RNeAF R-?  599 PK-UPA Ex NJ756/RNeAF R-?
 330 VH-WAJ Ex MZ218/RAAF A11-42  601 VH-BCF Ex NJ771/RAAF A11-39
 333 VH-BCK Ex MZ220/RAAF A11-27  613 VH-BCQ Ex NJ783/RAAF A11-36
 344 PH-NGK Ex MZ231/RNeAF R-18  615 VH-BCG Ex NJ785/RAAF A11-40
 348 PH-NGG Ex MZ234/RNeAF R-6  635 VH-MHT Ex RAAF A11-49
 350 PH-NGH Ex MZ236/RNeAF R-11  639 VH-BDM Ex RAAF A11-33
 363 VH-BGU Ex MZ249/RAAF A11-17  644 VH-GAE Ex RAAF A11-18
 365 VH-BGI Ex MZ251/RAAF A11-13  654 VH-BHA Ex RAAF A11-37
 373 VH-BKK Ex NJ970/RAAF A11-34  660 VH-PRW Ex RAAF A11-51
 403 TF-FSR Ex NK114  662 VT-CFZ Ex NJ837
 413 VH-CYH Ex NK126/RAAF A11-41  671 VR-SCL Ex NJ875
 430 VH-BDL Ex NX494/RAAF A11-32  678 VR-SCK Ex NJ852
 431 VT-CEU Ex NX495  700 G-AHLK Ex NJ889
 436 VH-MBA Ex NX500/RAAF A11-53  721 VT-CHQ Ex NJ903

Total Conversions   (52)



Production Summary Page Top
All Aircraft By Type

Type

Original Build

Conv.

 Model E Auster III 

468

(3)

 Model E Auster 3 

(52)

 Model F Auster II 

2

470

(55)

Notes
  1. C/n's given are for the whole serial batch and do NOT follow in order of serial numbers.
  2. The original requirement against contracts Acft/1995 and Acft/2525 was for 800 AOP.II, 50 AOP.III and 150 AOP.IV, with an additional 100 AOP.I aircraft added to 1995 as a stopgap measure, giving a total against these two contracts of 1,100 aircraft with serial allocations shown below:

    Type

    Contract Acft/1995

    Contract Acft/2525

    Serials

    Qty

    Serials

    Qty

     Auster I LB263 - LB299

    100

      
      LB311 - LB352   
      LB365 - LB385   
     Auster II MS934 - MS981

    330

     MZ100 - MZ145

    470

      MT100 - MT145  MZ157 - MZ198 
      MT158 - MT199  MZ212 - MZ255 
      MT213 - MT256  NJ609 - NJ651 
      MT269 - MT314  NJ664 - NJ703 
      MT328 - MT369  NJ716 - NJ758 
      MT382 - MT419  NJ771 - NJ818 
      MT431 - MT454  NJ830 - NJ876 
        NJ889 - NJ935 
        NJ947 - NJ995 
        NK112 - NK132 
     Auster III   NX484 - NX509

    50

        NX522 - NX545 
     AOP.IV   RT458 - RT499

    150

        RT513 - RT540 
        RT553 - RT582 
        RT595 - RT644 

    Total

    430

    670

    1100


    However, primarily due to the shortage of Lycoming engines, development of the AOP.II was halted and deliveries against these two contracts divided between the various marks as shown [8].

    Type

    Contract Acft/1995

    Contract Acft/2525

    Serials

    Qty

    Serials

    Qty

     Auster I LB263 - LB299

    100

      
      LB311 - LB352   
      LB365 - LB385   
     Auster II   MZ105

    2

        MZ110 
     Auster III MT368 - MT369

    64

     MZ100 - MZ104

    404

      MT382 - MT419  MZ106 - MZ109 
      MT431 - MT454  MZ111 - MZ145 
        MZ157 - MZ198 
        MZ212 - MZ255 
        NJ747 - NJ758 
        NJ771 - NJ818 
        NJ830 - NJ876 
        NJ889 - NJ935 
        NJ947 - NJ995 
        NK112 - NK132 
        NX484 - NX509 
        NX522 - NX545 
     AOP.IV MS934 - MS981

    254

      
      MT100 - MT145   
      MT158 - MT199   
      MT213 - MT256   
      MT269 - MT314   
      MT328 - MT355   
     AOP.V MT356 - MT367

    12

     NJ609 - NJ651

    264

        NJ664 - NJ703 
        NJ716 - NJ746 
        RT458 - RT499 
        RT513 - RT540 
        RT553 - RT582 
        RT595 - RT644 

    Total

    430

    670

    1100

Production References
  1. British Civil Aircraft Since 1919, Vol 1, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 1973)
  2. RAF Aircraft Register Series, Various Volumes (Air-Britain Publications)
  3. Auster Quarterly (Issues 1 to 6)
  4. http://austerhg.org
  5. http://www.caa.co.uk
  6. Air Enthusiast Quarterly 121
  7. Air Enthusiast Quarterly 123
  8. Mike Draper, International Auster Club News, Volume 24/2

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Revised at Version 1.2.0
  • Revised exports to Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Revised conversions to Auster 3

V1.3.0 Created by Roger Moss. Last updated February 2017