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Auster B5 AOP.9

Produced Variants

AOP.9High wing three seat military air observation aircraft to Specification A.20/49 to meet the requirements of OR.270. 180 h.p. Blackburn
 Cirrus Bombardier 203 powerplant.
9MCivilianised version of the AOP.9.

Projected Variants

Unnamed STOL variant fitted with slats. 240 h.p. Continental 0-470-B powerplant.



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Auster AOP.9

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Delivered As Military

Serial Range

C/n

Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

Notes

 56 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, to contract 6/Acft/5920, delivered between June 1954 and December 1955.
 WZ662 - WZ679  18   
 WZ694 - WZ731  38   
 25 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, to contract 6/Acft/11436, delivered between February 1956 and March 1957.
 XK374 - XK382  9   
 XK406 - XK421  16   
 15 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, to contract KC/N/034, delivered between September 1959 and April 1960.
 XN407 - XN412  6   
 XN435 - XN443  9   
 33 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, to contract KC/N/047, delivered between November 1960 and November 1961.
 XP232 - XP254  23   XP254 to AOP.11
 XP277 - XP286  10   
 XS238                                                          1   Replacement for XP254 delivered November 1962
 16 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, to contract KC/N/058, delivered between November 1961 and April 1962.
 XR236 - XR246  11   
 XR267 - XR271  5   
 10 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, for India.
 IN-755 - IN-764 2990-2999 10   
 25 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, for India.
 IN-1659 - IN-1683 3422 - 3446 25   
 2 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, for the S.A.A.F.
 5412 - 5413 ??? 2   

Total Production 

 183

   



Auster 9M

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Conversions From AOP.9

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

  G-AVHT Ex WZ711
  G-AVXY Ex XK417
  G-AXRR Ex XR241
  G-AXWA Ex XN437
  G-AYUA Ex XK416
  G-AZBU Ex XR246
  G-BDER  Ex WZ672
  G-BDFH Ex XR240
  G-BDXY Ex XR269
 B.704 G-BEBF  Thought to be a proposed rebuild from componants.  Not completed
  G-BGBU XN435
  G-BGKT Ex XN441
  G-BGTC Ex XP282
  G-BJXR Ex XR267
  G-BKVK Ex WZ662
  G-BUCI Ex XP242
  G-BURR  Ex WZ706
  G-BWKK Ex XP279
  G-BXON Ex WZ729
  G-CEHR  Ex XP241
  G-CICR Ex XR244
  N38224 Ex XN407
  N408XN Ex XN408
  VH-XKA Ex XK406

Total Production   (23)




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Military Aircraft By Customer All Aircraft By Type

Customer

Qty Built

Type

Original Build

Conv.

Not Completed

 RAF / AAC 

146

 AOP.9 

183

 India 

35

 9M 

(23)

(1)

 SAAF 

2

183

(23)

(1)

183

Production References
  1. British Civil Aircraft Since 1919, Vol 1, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 1973)
  2. Air Enthusiast Quarterly 122
  3. http://austerhg.org
  4. http://www.caa.co.uk
  5. RAF Aircraft Register Series, Various Volumes (Air-Britain Publications)

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Page Revision History Page Top

Revised at Version 1.3.0
  • Added Specification and Operational Requirement (OR) numbers.

Revised at Version 1.2.0
  • Revised civil 9M details

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