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Taylorcraft Model J Auster V and Auster 5 Series

Produced Variants

 Auster AOP.V Model G with seating increased from 2 to 3, the addition of a blind flying panel and a controllable elevator trim tab. 130 h.p. Lycoming O-290-3/1 powerplant.
 Auster 5 Auster AOP IV and AOP.V converted for civilian use.
 Auster 5A Auster 5 temporarily modified into 4-seaters by fitting a bench-type rear seat.
 Auster 5C Auster 5 fitted with 130 h.p. de Havilland Gipsy Major 1 powerplant.
 Auster 5D Auster 5C with an enlarged fin and rudder.
 Auster 5M Auster 5 fitted with a night advertising light system.
 Alpha 5 New built civil aircraft based on the Auster 5, but with reduced rear cabin perspex. 150 h.p. Lycoming 0-320-A2B powerplant.

The Model J was further developed into the J/1 Family, J/2 Arrow, J/3 Atom, J/4 and J/5 Family



Auster AOP.V

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Aircraft Delivered As Military

Serial Range

C/n

Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

Notes

 12 aircraft, originally ordered as Auster IIs from Taylorcraft Aeroplanes, Rearsby, to contract Acft/1995, delivered as Auster AOP.Vs between May and June 1944. See Auster III note 2.
 MT356 - MT367 992-1001, 1003, 1005(1) 12   
 114 aircraft ordered from Taylorcraft Aeroplanes, Rearsby, to contract Acft/2525, delivered between June and August 1944. See Auster III note 2.
 NJ609 - NJ651 1002, 1004, 1006-1025, 1027-1042, 1044-1046, 43   
  1048-1049 (1)    
 NJ664 - NJ703 1043, 1047, 1050-1061, 1063, 1065-1088, 1091(1) 40   
 NJ716 - NJ746 1064, 1089-1090, 1082-1112, 1114-1117, 31   
  1120-1122(1)    
 150 aircraft ordered from Taylorcraft Aeroplanes, Rearsby, to contract Acft/2525, delivered between August and November 1944. See Auster III note 2.
 RT458 - RT499 1113, 1118-1119, 1123-1159, 1161, 1166(1) 42   
 RT513 - RT540 1160, 1164-1165, 1167-1175, 1177-1192(1) 28   
 RT553 - RT582 1176, 1193-1213, 1215-1221, 1225(1) 30   
 RT595 - RT644 1214, 1222-1244, 1226-1245, 1247-1271, 1273(1) 50   
 400 aircraft ordered from Taylorcraft Aeroplanes, Rearsby, to contract Acft/4232. Delivered between October 1944 and October 1945.
 TJ187 - TJ228

 1272, 1274-1286, 1288-1291, 1293-1297,

 42   See note 2
  1299-1301, 1304-1310, 1312-1320(1)    
 TJ241 - TJ276 1287, 1321-1328, 1330-1333, 1336-1341,  36   
  1347-1352, 1354-1355, 1357-1365(1)    
 TJ290 - TJ325 1353, 1356, 1366-1368, 1370-1385, 1387,  36   
  1390-1399, 1401-1403, 1406(1)    
 TJ338 - TJ380 1298, 1329, 1389, 1400, 1404-1405, 1407-1419, 43   
  1421-1424, 1426-1441, 1446-1447, 1450-1451(1)    
 TJ394 - TJ438 1425, 1443-1445, 1448-1449, 1452-1475,  45   
  1477-1478, 1480-1481, 1483-1484, 1486-1488,     
  1490, 1496-1499, 1508(1)    
 TJ451 - TJ487 1476, 1479, 1482, 1485, 1489, 1491-1493, 1495, 37   
  1500, 1503-1504, 1506, 1509-1510, 1512-1519,     
  1521, 1523, 1525-1527, 1529-1531, 1533-1534,     
  1536, 1538, 1540, 1543(1)    
 TJ504 - TJ546 1494, 1505, 1520, 1524, 1528, 1532, 1535, 1537,  43   
  1539,1541-1542, 1544-1546, 1548-1553,     
  1556-1559,1561-1563, 1566-1568, 1570, 1572-    
  1576, 1580-1581, 1583, 1585, 1588-1589, 1594(1)    
 TJ563 - TJ607 1547, 1554-1555, 1560, 1564-1565, 1569, 1571, 45   
  1577-1579, 1582, 1584, 1586-1587, 1591,     
  1595-1604, 1606-1609, 1611, 1614-1618, 1621-    
  1624, 1627, 1630, 1639-1640, 1642(1)    
 TJ621 - TJ657 1619-1620, 1625-1626, 1628-1629, 1631, 1641, 37   
  1643-1653, 1664-1668, 1670-1672, 1674-1675,    
  1678-1679, 1684, 1690, 1693, 1696, 1699(1)    
 TJ672 - TJ706, TJ708 1669, 1673, 1676-1677, 1680-1683, 1685-1689, 36   TJ707 was cancelleled and replaced with TJ708. TJ707 became the Mk.VI
  1691-1692, 1694-1695, 1697-1698, 1704,     prototype
  1707-1712,1714, 1718-1724, 1727, 1803(1)    
 114 aircraft ordered from Taylorcraft Aeroplanes, Rearsby, to contract Acft/4980. Originally ordered as 200 Mk.V but the final 86 delivered as AOP.VI. Delivered between August 1945 and
 April 1946.
 TW362 - TW402 1725-1726, 1728-1730, 1732-1751, 1753-1760, 41   
  1762-1763, 1765-1767, 1773, 1775-1776(1)    
 TW433 - TW478 1752, 1761, 1764, 1771-1772, 1774, 1778-1802, 46   
  1804-1818(1)    
 TW496 - TW522 1819, 1821, 1827-1829, 1831-1835, 1917, 1919, 27   TW521 and TW522 built as seaplanes
  2050-2061, 2063-2065(1)    
 

Total Production

 790

   



Ex-RAF Auster AOP.Vs Refurbished For Export

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Serial Range

Qty

Notes

 6 aircraft supplied to the South African Air Force. Delivered in September 1946.
 5401 - 5406 6 Ex RT465, RT601, RT605, TJ360, TJ364, TJ467
 1 aircraft supplied to the Royal Indian Air Force. Delivered in 1947.
 IN959 1 Ex TJ268
 9 aircraft supplied to the Union Of Burma Air Force. Delivered in January 1948.
   Ex TJ263, TJ264, TJ265, TJ594, TJ604, TJ636, TJ705, TW370, TW372
 2 aircraft supplied to the Royal Australian Air Force. Delivered in January 1949.
 A11-60 - A11-61 2 Ex TJ249, TW372
 

 18

 



Auster 5

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Aircraft Converted from AOP.IV

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 735 F-BFXH Ex MT166
 742 G-AJLG Ex MT175
 757 G-AHGV Ex MT191
 759 G-ANHR Ex MT192 
 764 G-ANHT Ex MT218
 791 G-AKLH Ex MT269 
 803 HB-EOK Ex MS938
 804 G-AJYP Ex MS939
 806 G-AJHV Ex MS941
 817 G-AJCI Ex MS951
 824 G-ALYD Ex MS957
 826 G-ALFA Ex MS958 
 838 G-AMSZ Ex MS971
 841 G-ANIU Ex MS977
 844 G-AJLF Ex MT110 
 845 G-ANGW Ex MS980
 856 G-AKRC Ex MT100
 862 F-BFUF Ex MT109
 863 F-BAVT Ex MT141
 889 G-AIKA Ex MT188
 894 G-AOVW Ex MT119
 895 G-ALEY Ex MT124
 899 G-ANHO Ex MT169; to J/1Y
 922 G-ANHV Ex MT277
 977 G-AJYI Ex MT343
 984 G-AKWI Ex MT346
 986 G-AOCU Ex MT349

Total Conversions   (27)


Aircraft Converted From AOP.V

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 992 HB-EOE Ex MT356  1518 ZS-DXA  Ex TJ467/SAAF 5406
 996 VH-BYN Ex MT361  1526 HB-EOB Ex TJ479
 997 HB-EOH Ex MT365  1529 G-AKMB Ex TJ480
 998 G-AKWT Ex MT360  1530 G-AKMI Ex TJ471
 1000 G-ANPG Ex MT363  1532 G-ALCT Ex TJ513
 1004 HB-EOW Ex NJ611  1537 G-AJVK Ex TJ514
 1012 HB-EOI Ex NJ618  1542 G-ANIM Ex TJ515
 1014 G-AJJH Ex NJ617  1544 G-AIPO Ex TJ543
 1016 HB-EOA Ex NJ621  1547 F-OAHE Ex TJ589
 1017 G-AKXP Ex NJ633  1550 G-AJLE Ex TJ541
 1021 G-AJAK Ex NJ625  1551 F-BGXQ Ex TJ509
 1028 F-OAMT Ex NJ629  1552 SE-BZR Ex TJ511
 1030 G-AMNI Ex NJ637  1556 G-AJFI Ex TJ531
 1036 G-AMBZ Ex NJ636  1557 G-ALJB Ex TJ545
 1039 G-AIPF Ex NJ638  1563 G-AJJB Ex TJ520
 1050 G-AJJR Ex NJ667  1565 G-AMVD Ex TJ565
 1052 G-AJTN Ex NJ668  1567 G-AKSY Ex TJ534
 1065 G-AJXV Ex NJ695  1575 G-ANIL  Ex TJ527
 1067 G-AJHJ Ex NJ676  1577 TF-LBP Ex TJ592
 1077 HB-EOD Ex NJ688  1579 G-AKOW Ex TJ569
 1078 G-AIKC Ex NJ699  1583 G-AKJT Ex TJ530
 1079 G-ALJD Ex NJ691  1586 G-AKPJ Ex TJ567
 1082 G-ALXZ Ex NJ689  1588 G-AJII Ex TJ537
 1086 G-AJIL Ex NJ702  1594 CX-AOQ Ex TJ542
 1088 G-AKPI Ex NJ703  1603 G-AMNU Ex TJ587
 1095 G-AMAO Ex NJ721  1606 G-ALNW Ex TJ585
 1097 G-AIKE Ex NJ728  1607 F-OADJ Ex TJ591
 1099 G-AKPH Ex NJ719  1622 VR-SDE Ex TJ603
 1102 VT-CKB Ex NJ729  1631 VP-CBC Ex TJ627
 1105 G-AJYD Ex NJ731  1643 AP-ACT Ex TJ628
 1107 G-AJJG Ex NJ732  1644 AP-AEC Ex TJ630
 1115 G-AMDS Ex NJ738  1645 VT-CAN Ex TJ633
 1122  I-AULA Ex NJ746  1652 G-ALKK Ex TJ638
 1130 ZS-DWP Ex RT465/SAAF 5401  1665 EC-AJT Ex TJ645
 1134 G-AKWG Ex RT471  1666 F-OADP Ex TJ648
 1137 G-AGLK Ex RT475  1667 YI-ABS Ex TJ650
 1138 G-AGLL Ex RT476  1668 G-APIC Ex TJ651
 1147 G-AJGJ Ex RT486  1669 VT-CLQ Ex TJ673
 1151 G-AIPN Ex RT488  1670 VT-CLP Ex TJ653
 1154 G-AORI Ex RT489  1671 VT-CUB Ex TJ656
 1159 G-AKSI Ex RT497  1672 F-OABS Ex TJ655
 1161 G-AJIK Ex RT498  1674 G-ANIK Ex TJ657
 1171 HB-EOV Ex RT521  1676 F-OADO Ex TJ684
 1173 G-ALYB Ex RT520  1680 G-ANIJ Ex TJ672 
 1177 I-METI Ex RT524  1682 VT-CMB Ex TJ676
 1184 I-METO Ex RT529  1684 VT-CUC Ex TJ637
 1193 HB-EOG Ex RT553  1690 F-OADK Ex TJ654
 1211 G-AJJA Ex RT576  1693 VT-DFX Ex TJ646
 1216 G-ALNV Ex RT578  1694 AP-ACU Ex TJ691
 1236 HB-EOC Ex RT607  1696 VR-SDN Ex TJ652
 1237 G-AKWS Ex RT610  1699 VT-CSH Ex TJ649
 1248 G-AJAN Ex RT618  1709 F-OADD Ex TJ697
 1253  I-DOGE Ex RT624  1720 VT-COF Ex TJ701
 1262 HB-EOG Ex RT635  1725 VT-CSI Ex TW362
 1264 G-AKOX Ex RT637  1727 VT-DCU Ex TJ681
 1273 G-ALBK Ex RT644  1733 AP-ADD Ex TW368
 1285 CS-ACK Ex TJ199  1736 VH-AZV Ex TW371
 1289 G-AKXR Ex TJ200  1739 G-ANII Ex TW374
 1307 VR-SDG Ex TJ215  1745 VT-DJR Ex TW381
 1312 G-AMZP Ex TJ219  1746 VT-CRH Ex TW398
 1319 G-AKTA Ex TJ227  1748 G-ANFU Ex TW385
 1321 VT-CMC Ex TJ245  1753 G-ANHZ Ex TW384
 1326 F-OADM Ex TJ250  1756 G-AOXT Ex TW386
 1333 VT-CKQ Ex TJ258  1760 G-AOTJ Ex TW388
 1337 AP-ACS Ex TJ253  1763 AP-ADE Ex TW394
 1347 AP-ACR Ex TJ259  1767 AP-ADG Ex TW397
 1349 VH-AHQ Ex TJ260  1771 AP-ADB Ex TW435
 1358 VT-COG Ex TJ268/RIAF IN-959  1773 F-OADL Ex TW401
 1362 AP-ADF Ex TJ275  1779 G-ANIH Ex TW449
 1364 VR-RCS Ex TJ272  1780 G-ANLU Ex TW448
 1366 VR-RCC Ex TJ298  1781 G-AMOR Ex TW451
 1371 VT-CLO Ex TJ302  1788 SE-BZL Ex TW440
 1374 F-OAHF Ex TJ297  1789 G-ANRP Ex TW439
 1375 G-AKWK Ex TJ299  1790 G-ANKI Ex TW446
 1377 VT-CON Ex TJ300  1791 G-AOJL Ex TW455
 1378 VT-COM Ex TJ306  1792 G-AMJM Ex TW452
 1382 VT-CKR Ex TJ304  1795 G-ANIG Ex TW457
 1384 G-ANEP Ex TJ309  1796 G-AOHA Ex TW456
 1385 VR-RBR Ex TJ312  1798 F-OAJN Ex TW459
 1389 VR-RBX Ex TJ355  1799 G-ANIF Ex TW460 
 1396 G-ANHW Ex TJ320  1800 G-AOCP Ex TW462
 1400 G-AJYH Ex TJ352  1802 G-AMFS Ex TW464
 1407 G-ANIT Ex TJ339  1803 VP-GAM Ex TJ708
 1408 G-AIKB Ex TJ341  1807 G-ANGA Ex TW468
 1409 G-AJXC Ex TJ343  1808 OO-GAN Ex TW469
 1410 SE-CDL Ex TJ340  1809 G-ANIE Ex TW467
 1412 G-AKOU Ex TJ342  1811 G-ANID Ex TW471
 1415 D-ELEG Ex TJ348  1812 D-ENIS Ex TW473
 1416 G-AIPE Ex TJ347  1813 VP-FAC Ex TW476
 1417 G-AMAP Ex TJ351  1815 G-AOSL Ex TW477
 1424 ZS-DWO Ex TJ360/SAAF 5404  1816 G-ANIC Ex TW474
 1425 G-ANIO Ex TJ422  1817 G-AJVV Ex TW478
 1427 SU-AHD Ex TJ363  1818 G-ANIB Ex TW475
 1429 G-ANIS Ex TJ375  1821 F-BBTJ Ex TW497
 1433 G-AJTV Ex TJ367  1827 G-AMFT Ex TW498
 1435 G-AJVN Ex TJ372  1828 G-AMFR Ex TW499
 1438 G-ANIR Ex TJ380  1829 G-ALJC Ex TW500
 1439 G-APJX Ex TJ373  1831 G-ALBJ Ex TW501
 1440 F-OAOD Ex TJ371  1833 G-AJVW Ex TW503
 1443 G-AKTF Ex TJ399  1834 G-AJVU Ex TW502
 1445 G-AJTM Ex TJ402  1916 VR-SDY Ex TW522
 1446 F-OAMX Ex TJ376  2050 G-ANIA Ex TW506
 1448 G-AKSJ Ex TJ401  2051 G-AKWH Ex TW507
 1453 G-ANIP Ex TJ394  2052 G-ALKJ Ex TW508
 1469 G-AKOT Ex TJ433  2054 G-AJCH Ex TW510
 1470 G-ALBW Ex TJ410  2055 G-AOYA Ex TW515
 1494 G-ANIN Ex TJ506  2057 G-AKYU Ex TW512
 1495 G-AJVT Ex TJ478  2058 G-AKJU Ex TW513
 1503 G-AKSZ Ex TJ457  2060 F-BGXG Ex TW517
 1505 EC-WJR Ex TJ517  2061 F-DAAN Ex TW518
 1510 G-ANDU Ex TJ459  2063 F-OAXO Ex TW516
 1516 G-AKMC Ex TJ458  2064 G-ANHX Ex TW519
 1517 I-AUKA Ex TJ462    

Total Conversions   (225)



Auster 5C

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Aircraft Converted as Noted

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 1272 G-ALKI See note 2; to ZK-AZF
 1503 G-AKSZ Converted from Auster 5 in 1982

Total Conversions   (2)




Auster 5D

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Aircraft Built New

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 1 aircraft built by Auster Aeroplanes, Rearsby. First flew 1950.
 2666 G-AJYU Auster 5D prototype, built using the fuselage frame of TW453, c/n 1793

Total Production   1


Aircraft Converted From AOP.V Except As Noted

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 835 G-ALYG Ex AOP.IV MS968
 954 I-OPEZ Ex AOP.IV MT306
 1013 G-AMII Ex NJ626
 1035 G-ALZM Ex NJ635
 1060 G-AOCR Ex NJ673
 1137 G-AGLK From Auster 5
 1332 AP-ALG Ex TJ251
 1338 AP-AKW Ex TJ256
 1348 VH-AGQ Ex TJ262
 1360 AP-ALA Ex TJ270
 1365 AP-ALB Ex TJ273
 1367 AP-AKV Ex TJ291
 1376 VR-RCC Ex TJ295
 1379 AP-AKU Ex TJ301
 1390 AP-AKZ Ex TJ310
 1396 G-ANHW From Auster 5
 1680 G-ANIJ From Auster 5
 1755 G-AOUL Ex TW389
 1757 G-ANHY Ex TW387
 1766 AP-ALF Ex TW393
 1772 VH-BYM Ex TW433
 1774 AP-AKX Ex TW436
 1814 F-OAJP Ex TW472
 2064 G-ANHX From Auster 5

Total Conversions   (24)




Auster 5M

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Aircraft Converted From Auster 5

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 804 G-AJYP 
 1510 G-ANDU 
 1815 G-AOSL 

Total Conversions   (3)




Alpha 5

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Aircraft Built New

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 14 aircraft built by Auster Aeroplanes, Rearsby. Built between January 1957 and October 1959
 3401 G-AOFJ 
 3402 G-APAH 
 3403 G-APBE 
 3404 G-APAF 
 3405 G-APBW 
 3406 D-ECUR 
 3407 G-APHU 
 3408 D-EHYS 
 3409 G-APNM 
 3410 G-APNN 
 3411 G-APRE 
 3412 G-APRF 
 3413 G-APTU 
 3414 G-APUL 

Total Production   14




Production Summary Page Top
All Aircraft By Type

Type

Original Build

Conv.

 AOP.V 

790

 Auster 5 

(252)

 Auster 5C 

(2)

 Auster 5D 

1

(24)

 Auster 5M 

(3)

 Alpha 5 

14

805

(281)

Notes
  1. C/n's given are for the whole serial batch and do NOT follow in order of serial numbers.
  2. TJ187 was retained by Taylorcraft and fitted with 130 h.p. de Havilland Gipsy Major 1 powerplant. Civilianised, it became the the Auster 5C.

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. RAF Air Historical Branch: Contract Cards (Dept of Archive and Aviation Records, RAF Museum, Hendon)

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