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Auster D Series

Produced Variants

 D4/108 2 seater based on a J/2 Arrow fuselage fitted with J/1U tail surfaces and metal spars. 108 h.p. Lycoming O-235-C1 powerplant.
 D5/160 3 seater based on a J/1N Alpha fuselage fitted with J/1U tail surfaces and metal spars; 160 h.p. Lycoming O-320-A2A 
 powerplant.
 D5/180 D5 with 180 h.p. Lycoming O-360-A1A powerplant.
 D5/180 Husky Rugged 3/4 seat D5 with balloon tyres. 180 h.p. Lycoming O-360-A2A powerplant.
 D6/160 4 seater based on a J/5B Autocar fuselage fitted with J/1U tail surfaces and metal spars; 160 h.p. Lycoming O-320-A2A 
 powerplant.
 D6/180 D6 with 180 h.p. Lycoming O-360-A1A powerplant.

Proposed Variants
 D8/180Tricycle undercarriage development of the D6
 D9Tricycle undercarriage development of the D4


D4/108 - Auster Built

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C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 5 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, for the Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation (Direcção General Do Aeronautica
 Civil). Delivered between January and May 1961. See note 5.
 3601 CS-AME To the Ministério das Comunicaçốes, Portugal
 3602 CS-AMA To the Ministério das Comunicaçốes, Portugal
 3603 CS-AMB To the Ministério das Comunicaçốes, Portugal
 3604 CS-AMC To the Ministério das Comunicaçốes, Portugal
 3605 CS-AMD To the Ministério das Comunicaçốes, Portugal
 1 aircraft built by Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby. First flew April 1961
 3606 G-ARLG Built from a spare J/4 airframe

Total production  6




D5/160 - Auster Built

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C/n

Military Serial

Initial Civil Registration

Notes

 15 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, for the Portugese Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa, or FAP) in Africa.
 Delivered between July and October 1960. See note 5.
 3651 3512 CR-LEE To the Ministério do Ultramar, Angola.
 3652 3501 CR-LFA To the Ministério do Ultramar, Angola.
 3653 3502 CR-LFJ To the Ministério do Ultramar, Angola.
 3654 3503 CR-LFB To the Ministério do Ultramar, Angola.
 3655 3504 CR-LFD To the Ministério do Ultramar, Angola.
 3656 3505 CR-LFC To the Ministério do Ultramar, Angola.
 3657 3606 CR-LDQ To the Ministério do Ultramar, Angola.
 3658 3507 CR-LFI To the Ministério do Ultramar, Angola.
 3659 3508 CR-LFE To the Ministério do Ultramar, Angola.
 3660 3509  To Angola
 3661 3510  To Angola
 3662 3513  To Mozambique
 3663 3511  To Angola
 3664 3514  To Portuguese Guinea
 3665 3515  To Portuguese Guinea
 4 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, by the Portuguese Broadcasting Club (Rádio Clube Português, or RCP) to be offered
 to the Angolan Flying Club. Delivered in November 1961. 
 3666  CS-LEA To Aeroclube de Angola as CR-LEA
 3667  CS-LEB To Aeroclube de Angola as CR-LEB
 3668  CS-LEC To Aeroclube de Angola as CR-LEC
 3669  CS-LED To Aeroclube de Angola as CR-LED
 3 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, for the Congolese Air Force. Delivered in January 1962.
 3671 WL-05  
 3672 WL-06  
 3673 WL-07  
 1 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, for the Portugese National Institute for Work and Pensions (Instituto Nacional de
 Trabalho e Previdência) in Angola. Delivered in 1962.
 3674  CR-LEG 
 3675  CR-LEF Later CR-LFF
 3676  CR-LEH Later CR-LFG

Total Production  23




D5/180 - Auster Built

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C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 2 aircraft built by Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby.
 3670 CS-LEE To Rádio Clube Português. Delivered in January 1962.
 3677 G-ASBV Beagle-Auster demonstator. First flew July 1962.

Total production  2




D5/180 Husky

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C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 14 aircraft built by Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, between 1964 and 1969.
 (3677) G-ASBV Husky prototype converted from standard D5/180. First flew October 1962.
 3678 G-ASNC Beagle-Auster demonstator. First flew April 1964
 3679 9G-ABR Ghana National Gliding School
 3680 5H-MMV To Tanzanian Government as 5H-MMV;  delivered September 1966
 3681 Burma Delivered October 1966. See Note 3
 3682 G-ATKB To Tanzanian Government as 5H-MMU; delivered May 1966
 3683 G-ATCD To Shackleton Aviaation Ltd in May 1965.
 3684 G-ATMH To the Tiger Club, Redhill in January 1966. Fitted with glider towing hook.
 3685 Burma Delivered October 1966
 3686 Burma Delivered October 1966
 3687 Thailand Delivered in January 1967. See note 4.
 3688 G-AVOD To Turriff Construction in July 1967.
 3689 G-AVSR To British Insulated Callenders and Cables Ltd. in October 1967.
 3690 G-AWSW Donated to No.5 Air Experience Flight, ATC, Cambridge, as XW635 in June 1969
 3691 OE-DEW To Asko Flugsport Club, Weiz, Austria. Delivered May 1969.

Total Production (New Built)   14

Total Conversions   (1)


C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 1 aircraft built by Auster Aeroplanes, Rearsby. First flew May 1960.
 3701 LN-BWB Fitted with floats

Total Production   1


C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 6 aircraft built by Auster Aeroplanes, Rearsby, in 1960. Only 3 completed
 3702 OY-ABV 
 3703 G-ARCS 
 3704 G-ARDJ 
 3705  not  completed
 3706  not  completed
 3707  not  completed

Total Production (Completed)   3

Total Production (Not Completed)   3


C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 Design commenced by Auster Aeroplanes, Rearsby, in September 1960. Not built and evolved into the Beagle A.109 Airedale
 3711  
 3712  
 3713  

Total Production (Not Completed)   3




OGMA(1) Built D Series - All Types (See note 5)

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C/n

Type

Military Serial

Initial Civil Registration

Notes

 150 aircraft ordered as kits from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, and completed by OGMA as 9 D4/108, 134 D5/160 and 4 D5/180, plus one fatigue test specimen and
 two spare airframes. Delivered between January 1962 and December 1966. See also note 2.
 1 D5/160 3516  To Mozambique
 2 D5/160 3517  To Angola
 3 D5/160 3518  To Angola
 4 D5/160 3519  To Angola
 5 D5/160 3520  To Angola
 6 D5/160 3521  To Angola
 7 D5/160 - CR-AHV To Mozambique
 8 D5/160 3522  To Angola
 9 D5/160 -- CS-AMF To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 10 D5/160 -- CS-AMG To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 11 D5/160 3523  To Angola
 12 D5/160 3524  To Angola
 13 D5/160 3525  To Angola
 14 D5/160 3526  To Angola
 15 D5/160 3527  To Angola
 16 D5/160 3528  To Angola
 17 D5/160 3529  To Angola
 18 D5/160 3530  To Angola
 19 D5/160 3531  To Angola
 20 D5/160 3532  To Angola
 21 D5/160 3533  To Angola
 22 D5/160 3534  To Angola
 23 D5/160 3535  To Angola
 24 D5/160 3536  To Angola
 25 D5/160 3537  To Angola
 26 D5/160 3538  To Angola
 27 D5/160 3539  To Angola
 28 D5/160 3540  To Angola
 29 D5/160 3541  To Angola
 30 D5/160 3542  To Angola
 31 D5/160 3543  To Angola
 32 D5/160 3544  To Portuguese Guinea
 33 D5/160 3545  To Portuguese Guinea
 34 D4/108 -- CS-AMH To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 35 D4/108 -- CS-AMI To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 36 D4/108 -- CS-AMJ To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 37 D4/108 -- CS-AMK To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 38 D4/108 -- CS-AML To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 39 D4/108 -- CS-AMN To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 40 D4/108 -- CS-AMO To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 41 D4/108 -- CS-AMP To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 42 D4/108 -- CS-AMQ To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 43 D5/160 3546  To Portuguese Guinea
 44 D5/160 3547  To Portuguese Guinea
 45 D5/160 3548  To Portuguese Guinea
 46 D5/160 3549  To Mozambique
 47 D5/160 3550  To Mozambique
 48 D5/160 3551  To Mozambique
 49 D5/160 3552  To Mozambique
 50 D5/160 3553  To Mozambique
 51 D5/160 -- CS-AMR To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 52 D5/160 3554  To Mozambique
 53 D5/160 3555  To Mozambique
 54 D5/160 3556  To Mozambique
 55 D5/160 3557  To Mozambique
 56 D5/160 3558  To Mozambique
 57 D5/160 3559 CR-AQG To Mozambique
 58 D5/160 3560 CR-AQP To Mozambique
 59 D5/160 3561 CR-AQH To Mozambique
 60 D5/160 3562  To Mozambique. Possibly to CR-AQS
 61 D5/160 3563 CR-AQR To Mozambique
 62 D5/160 -- CS-AMS To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 63 D5/160 -- CS-AMT To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 64 D5/160 -- CS-AMU To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 65 D5/160 -- CS-AMV To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 66 D5/160 -- CR-TAJ To Timor
 67 D5/160 -- CR-TAK To Timor
 68 D5/160 -- CR-TAL To Timor
 69 D5/160 -- CR-AID To Mozambique
 70 D5/160 3564  To Portuguese Guinea
 71 D5/160 -- CR-AIE To Mozambique
 72 D5/160 -- CR-AIF To Mozambique
 73 D5/160 -- CR-AIG To Mozambique
 74 D5/160 -- CR-AIH To Mozambique
 75 D5/160 -- CR-AII To Mozambique
 76 D5/160 -- CR-AIJ To Mozambique
 77 D5/160 -- CR-LFK To Angola
 78 D5/160 3565  To Portuguese Guinea
 79 D5/160  CR-LFL To Angola
 80 D5/160  CR-LFM To Angola
 81 D5/160  CS-AMX To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 82 D5/160  CR-LFN To Angola
 83 D5/160  CR-LFO To Angola
 84 D5/160 3566  To Angola
 85 D5/160 3567  To Angola
 86 D5/160 3568  To Angola
 87 D5/160 3569  To Angola
 88 D5/160 3570  To Angola
 89 D5/160 3571  To Angola
 90 D5/160 3572  To Angola
 91 D5/160 3573  To Angola
 92 D5/160 3574  To Angola
 93 D5/160 3575  To Angola
 94 D5/160  CS-AMW To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 95 D5/160  CS-AMY To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 96 D5/160  CR-AIK To Mozambique
 97 D5/160  CR-AIL To Mozambique
 98 D5/160  CR-AIM To Mozambique
 99 D5/160  CS-AMZ To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 100 D5/180  CS-ANA To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 101 D5/160  CS-ANB To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 102 D5/160  CS-ANC To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 103 D5/160  CR-AIN To Mozambique
 104 D5/160  CR-AIO To Mozambique
 105 D5/160  CR-LFP To Angola
 106 D5/160  CR-LFQ To Angola
 107 D5/160  CR-LFR To Angola
 108 D5/160  CS-AND To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 109 D5/160  CS-ANE To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 110 D5/180  CS-DGG To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 111 D5/160  CS-ANG To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 112 D5/160  CS-ANH To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 113 D5/160  CS-ANI To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 114 D5/160  CR-LFS To Angola
 115 D5/160  CR-LFT To Angola
 116 D5/160  CR-LFU To Angola
 117 D5/160  CR-AIP To Mozambique
 118 D5/160  CS-ANJ To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 119 D5/160  CS-ANK To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 120 D5/160  CS-ANL To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 121 D5/160  CS-ANM To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 122 D5/160  CS-ANN To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 123 D5/160  CS-ANO To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 124 D5/160  CS-ANP To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 125 D5/160  CS-ANQ To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 126 D5/160  CS-ANR To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 127 D5/160  CS-ANS To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 128 D5/160  CS-ANT To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 129 D5/160  CS-ANU To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 130 D5/160  CS-ANV To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 131 D5/160  CS-ANF To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 132 D5/180  CS-DGE To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 133 D5/180  CS-DGF To Portuguese Director General of Civil Aviation
 134 D5/160  CR-GAU To Portuguese Guinea
 135 D5/160  CR-GAD To Portuguese Guinea
 136 D5/160  CR-GAX To Portuguese Guinea
 137 D5/160  CR-GAZ To Portuguese Guinea
 138 D5/160  CR-CAO To Cape Verde
 139 D5/160  CR-CAP To Cape Verde
 140 D5/160  CR-CAQ To Cape Verde
 141 D5/160  CR-SAI To São Tomé
 142 D5/160  CR-SAJ To São Tomé
 143 D5/160  CR-AIQ To Mozambique
 144 D5/160  CR-AIR To Mozambique
 145 D5/160  CR-AIS To Mozambique
 146 D5/160  CR-AIT To Mozambique
 147 D5/160  CR-AIU To Mozambique
 148    Fatigue test specimen
 149    Spare airframe
 150    Spare airframe

Total Production - D4/108   9

Total Production - D5/160   134

Total Production - D5/180   4




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All Aircraft By Type

Type

Auster Built

O.G.M.A. Built

Total (Original Build)

Original Build

Conv.

Canc'd

 D4/108 

6

 

 

9

15

 D5/160 

22

 

 

134

156

 D5/180 

2

 

 

4

6

 D5/180 Husky 

14

(1)

 

 

14

 D6/160 

1

 

 

 

1

 D6/180 

3

 

3

 

3

 D8/180

 

 

3

 

 

 

48

(1)

6

147

195

Notes
  1. O.G.M.A. - "Oficinas Gerais de Material Aeronáutico" (changed to "Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal" in 1994), Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal.
  2. Known further registrations of civilianised FAP aircraft: CR-GBI, CR-LFF, CR-LFH, CR-LOT, CR-LOW, CR-LOX, CR-LOY, CR-LOZ, CR-LPA.
  3. C/n 3681 was originally allocated to a foatplane equiped Husky, but the aircraft was never built. [2]
  4. This aircraft was built under high security. The self-styled King of Thailand, Mr. Poonperm Krairiksh (actually not a member of the royal family but closely connected), visited Rearsby personally to place an order for one aircraft, and such was the secrecy placed upon the order that for a while production floor records displayed the aircraft as '3687 -Burmese Embassy'. Delivered to the Royal Thai Police as s/n 1409. [2]
  5. A contract was signed between Auster and the Portuguese Government in November 4 1959,  concerning the production in England of 15 Auster D.5 and 5 Auster D.4 and the supply of 150 kits (9 D.4 and 141 D.5/160) to OGMA to be used in the production of the aircraft, but only 147 were actually flown, the remaining 3 being used as a fatigue rig or spare airframes. Similarly, 5 kits were supplied to convert aircraft to D5/180 standard, but only 4 appear to have been used. [5]

Production References
  1. British Civil Aircraft Since 1919, Vol 1, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 1973)
  2. Auster Quarterly Issue 5
  3. http://austerhg.org/
  4. History of the Auster Aeroplane, The, A.V. Hitchman and Mike Preston (The International Auster Club Heritage Group, 2006)
  5. Air Enthusiast No. 86

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