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Auster J/1 Family

J/1 Autocrat, J/1B Aiglet, J/1BL Aiglet, J/1N Alpha, J/1S, J/1U Workmaster, J/1W, J/1Y, Auster J/1 Kingsland

This was the first sub series developed from the original Model J

Produced Variants

 J/1 Autocrat New built 3 seat aircraft for the civil market. Model J fitted with 100 h.p. Blackburn Cirrus Minor 2 powerplant.
 Originally designated 'Taylorcraft Auster Mk.V Series J/1 Autocrat', but later shortened to simply 'Auster J/1 Autocrat'.
 J/1A Autocrat Some J/1 Autocrats temporarily modified into 4-seaters by fitting a bench-type rear seat.
 J/1B Aiglet J/1 Autocrat with enlarged fin and rudder. 130 h.p. de Havilland Gipsy Major 1 powerplant.
 J/1N AlphaInitially conversions of J/1 Autocrats fitted with the 130 h.p. de Havilland Gipsy Major 1 powerplant. 
Later, new aircraft were built to the same standard.
 J/1U Workmaster Agricultural development of J/1N with J/5R mainplane, J/5F ailerons and dorsal fin. 180 h.p. Lycoming O-360-A1A powerplant.
 J/1W Tourer version of J/1U.

Non Auster Produced Variants
 J/1BL Aiglet J/1B converted to take 150 h.p. Lycoming 0-320 powerplant and other improvement,including better seating and
 sound-proofing. Also known as the Kingsford Smith Kingsmith.
 J/1SJ/1 Autocrat converted with 145 h.p. de Havilland Gipsy Major 10 Mk.2-2 powerplant. The conversion was done in Kenya, the
 Model number being issued by Auster’s to clear the aircraft through its certification. [7]
 J/1YJ/1 converted to take 150 h.p. Lycoming 0-320 powerplant and featuring an extended dorsal fin.
 The Auster designation J/1Y was a 1959 project for aircraft updated with the Lycoming engine using Auster supplied
 conversion  kits. Per Preston & Ames [7], this conversion scheme came to nothing, so presumably these conversions were
 not from Auster supplied kits but still used the intended designation.
 J/1 KingslandJ/1 converted to take 100 h.p. R-R Continental 0-200-A powerplant and fitted with AOP.6 wings.


J/1 Autocrat

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Prototype - Conversion From Model D

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 1 aircraft converted by by Taylorcraft Aeroplanes, Rearsby. First flew April 1945.
 124 G-AFWN 

Aircraft Built New

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 420 aircraft built by Taylorcraft (up to c/n 1971) or Auster Aeroplanes, Rearsby,
 between 1945 and 1949.
 
 1442 G-AGOH See note 1. 2140 G-AHSW 
 1822 G-AGTO  2141 G-AHSX 
 1823 G-AGTP  2142 OY-DRA 
 1824 G-AGTR  2143 VP-YFL 
 1825 G-AGTS  2144 VP-YFM 
 1826 G-AGTT  2145 G-AIBJ 
 1836 G-AHAV  2146 G-AIBK 
 1837 G-AGTU  2147 G-AIBL 
 1838 G-AGTV  2148 G-AIBM 
 1839 G-AGTW  2149 G-AIBO 
 1840 G-AGTX  2150 G-AIBP 
 1841 G-AGTY  2151 G-AIBR 
 1842 HB-EOS  2152 VP-YFN 
 1843 SE-ARA  2153 G-AIGJ 
 1844 G-AGVK  2154 G-AIBS 
 1845 PH-NAA  2155 G-AIBT 
 1846 OY-DGA  2156 G-AIBU 
 1847 SE-ARB  2157 G-AIBV 
 1848 SE-ARC  2158 G-AIBW 
 1849 HB-EOK  2159 G-AIBX 
 1850 HB-EOL  2160 G-AIBY 
 1851 LV-NBV  2161 G-AIBZ 
 1852 LV-NBY  2162 LN-NAG 
 1853 LV-NBU  2163 G-AICC 
 1854 LV-NBW  2164 G-AIGO 
 1855 LV-NCD  2165 G-AIGP 
 1856 LV-NBZ  2166 ZK-AOB 
 1857 G-AGVF  2167 G-AIGX 
 1858 G-AGVG  2168 G-AIGY 
 1859 G-AGVH  2169 LN-NAH 
 1860 G-AGVI  2170 SE-ARP 
 1861 G-AGVJ  2171 OO-CCX 
 1862 G-AGYT  2172 G-AIGR 
 1863 HB-EOM  2173 G-AIGK 
 1864 HB-EOS  2174 G-AIGL 
 1865 G-AHAW  2175 G-AIGS 
 1866 G-AGYS  2176 G-AIGT 
 1867 SE-ARD  2177 G-AIGM 
 1868 SE-ARE  2178 LN-NAL 
 1869 SE-ARF  2179 LN-NAM 
 1870 G-AHAL  2180 G-AIGU 
 1871 G-AGVL  2181 HB-EO 
 1872 G-AGVM  2182 VP-YLT 
 1873 G-AGVN  2183 G-AIGA 
 1874 G-AGVO  2184 G-AIGB 
 1875 G-AGVP  2185 G-AIGC 
 1876 G-AGVR  2186 G-AIGD 
 1877 G-AGVS  2187 G-AIGE 
 1878 G-AGVT  2188 G-AIGF 
 1879 G-AGVU  2189 G-AIGG 
 1880 G-AGWY  2190 G-AIGH 
 1881 G-AGWZ  2191 G-AIGI 
 1882 SE-ARG  2192 G-AIJW 
 1883 SE-ARH  2193 G-AIJX 
 1884 OO-ATY  2194 G-AIJY 
 1885 G-AHAM  2195 G-AIJZ 
 1886 G-AHAO  2196 VP-YGA 
 1887 G-AHAP  2197 ZS-BKX 
 1888 G-AHAR  2198 ZS-BKW 
 1889 G-AHAS  2199 VP-YGB 
 1890 OY-DGE  2200 G-AIPT 
 1891 LN-DAO  2201 ZS-BKY 
 1892 G-AGXB  2202 G-AIPU 
 1893 G-AGXC  2203 G-AIPV 
 1894 G-AGXD  2204 G-AIPW 
 1895 G-AGXE  2205 G-AIPX 
 1896 G-AGXF  2206 G-AIPY 
 1897 G-AGXG  2207 G-AIGV 
 1898 G-AGXH  2208 G-AIPZ 
 1899 G-AGXI  2209 G-AIRA 
 1900 G-AGXJ  2210 ZS-BML 
 1951 G-AGXK  2211 ZS-BMM 
 1952 SE-ARI  2212 ZK-APO 
 1953 SE-ARK  2213 VP-YHG 
 1954 SE-ARL  2214 G-AIRB 
 1955 G-AHAX  2215 G-AIRC 
 1956 G-AHAY  2216 G-AJAL 
 1957 PH-OTO  2217 G-AIJJ 
 1958 LN-DAP  2218 G-AJID 
 1959 SE-ARV  2219 G-AJIE 
 1960 G-AHCF  2220 PP-DEW 
 1961 G-AGXL  2221 PP-DEX 
 1962 G-AGXM  2222 PP-DEY 
 1963 G-AGXN  2223 PP-DEZ 
 1964 G-AGXO  2224 LV-NTQ 
 1965 G-AGXP  2225 LV-NUJ 
 1966 G-AGXR  2226 VP-YGP Converted to J/5A Autocrat
 1967 G-AGXS  2227 VP-YGR 
 1968 G-AGXT  2228 G-AIZU 
 1969 G-AGXU  2229 G-AIZV 
 1970 G-AGXV  2230 G-AIZW 
 1971 G-AGXW  2231 G-AIZX 
 1972 G-AHCJ Built by Auster Aeroplanes from here on 2232 G-AJAR 
 1973 G-AHCK  2233 G-AIZY 
 1974 HB-EOP  2234 G-AIZZ 
 1975 OO-AMI  2235 G-AJAB 
 1976 G-AHHD  2236 G-AJAC 
 1977 G-AHCL  2237 G-AJAE 
 1978 VP-UAA  2238 G-AJAF 
 1979 G-AHCM  2239 G-AJAG 
 1980 G-AHCN  2240 G-AJAH 
 1981 HB-EOF  2241 G-AJAI 
 1982 G-AGXX  2242 G-AJET 
 1983 G-AGXY  2243 G-AJAJ 
 1984 G-AGXZ  2244 G-AJDV 
 1985 G-AGYD  2245 ZK-AQL 
 1986 G-AGYE  2246 VP-UAQ 
 1987 G-AGYF  2247 G-AJEV 
 1988 G-AGYG  2248 G-AJIF 
 1989 G-AGYH  2249 G-AJIG 
 1990 G-AGYI  2301 G-AJEU  
 1991 G-AGYJ  2302 G-AJEW 
 1992 G-AHCO  2303 G-AJUC 
 1993 G-AHCP  2304 G-AIJF 
 1994 G-AHHE  2305 G-AIJG 
 1995 G-AHHW  2306 G-AIJH 
 1996 OO-AVE  2307 G-AIJI 
 1997 VP-TAS  2308 G-AJED 
 1998 PP-RXO  2309 G-AJEE 
 1999 VP-UAB  2310 G-AJEF 
 2000 VP-TAR  2311 G-AJEG 
 2001 VP-UAC  2312 G-AJEH 
 2002 G-AGYK  2313 G-AJEI 
 2003 G-AGYL  2314 G-AJEJ 
 2004 G-AGYM  2315 G-AJEK 
 2005 G-AGYN  2316 G-AJEL 
 2006 G-AGYO  2317 G-AJEM 
 2007 G-AGYP  2318 G-AJIH 
 2008 G-AGYR  2319 G-AJAS 
 2009 G-AHHF  2320 G-AJDW 
 2010 G-AHHG  2321 G-AJDX 
 2011 G-AHHH  2322 G-AJDY 
 2012 G-AHHI  2323 G-AJDZ  
 2013 G-AHHJ  2324 G-AJEA 
 2014 G-AHHK  2325 G-AJEB 
 2015 G-AHHL  2326 ZK-AQE 
 2016 G-AHHM  2327 G-AJEC 
 2017 G-AHHN  2328 G-AJEN 
 2018 G-AHHO  2329 G-AJEO 
 2019 G-AHHP  2330 G-AJEP 
 2020 G-AHHR   2331 G-AJIM 
 2021 G-AHHS  2332 G-AJIN 
 2022 G-AHHT  2333 G-AJIO 
 2023 G-AHHU  2334 G-AJIP 
 2024 G-AHHV  2335 G-AJIR 
 2025 OY-DGY  2336 G-AJIS 
 2026 OO-ABB  2337 G-AJIT 
 2027 LN-BAR  2338 G-AJIU 
 2028 G-AHSH  2339 G-AJIV 
 2029 G-AHSI  2340 G-AJIW 
 2030 OO-ABF  2341 G-AJIX 
 2031 OY-DGU  2342 G-AJIY 
 2032 OY-DNA  2343 G-AJIZ 
 2033 OO-ABG  2344 VP-UAR 
 2034 OO-ABH  2345 G-AJPW 
 2035 SE-ARS  2346 G-AJPX 
 2036 SU-ADW  2347 G-AJPY 
 2037 VP-UAD  2348 G-AJPZ 
 2038 VP-UAE  2349 G-AJRA 
 2039 VP-UAF  2350 G-AJRB 
 2040 PP-DAF  2601 G-AJRC 
 2041 OO-ABK  2602 G-AJRD 
 2042 OO-ABL  2603 G-AJRE 
 2043 VP-UAG  2604 G-AJRF 
 2044 SE-ARM  2605 G-AJRG 
 2045 SE-ARN  2606 G-AJRH 
 2046 OO-ABM  2607 G-AJRI 
 2047 OO-ABN  2608 G-AJRJ 
 2048 VP-UAH  2609 G-AJRK 
 2049 VP-UAI  2610 YI-ABT 
 2099 VH-KSF  2611 G-AJRM 
 2100 OO-ABO  2612 G-AJRN 
 2101 SE-ARO  2613 G-AJRO 
 2102 OY-DNU  2614 G-AJUD 
 2103 OY-DNE  2615 G-AJRP 
 2104 G-ALUE See rebuild c/n 3102 2616 G-AJUE 
 2105 G-AHSN  2617 G-AJUF 
 2106 CX-AHA  2618 G-AJXU 
 2107 G-AHSM  2619 G-AJUG 
 2108 OY-DPU Originally alloted OO-ABP, ntu 2620 G-AJUH 
 2109 OO-ABQ  2621 G-AJUI 
 2110 OY-DNO  2622 G-AJUJ See rebuild c/n 3101
 2111 OY-DNY  2623 G-AJUK 
 2112 G-AHSZ  2624 G-AJUL 
 2113 G-AIBH  2625 G-AJUM 
 2114 VP-UAJ  2626 G-AJUN 
 2115 VP-UAK  2627 G-AJUO 
 2116 LN-HAP  2628 G-AJUP 
 2117 LN-HAR  2629 G-AJUR 
 2118 OY-DPA  2630 G-AJUS 
 2119 OY-DPE  2631 G-AJUT 
 2120 G-AIKD  2632 G-AJUU 
 2121 OY-DPY  2633 G-AJUV 
 2122 G-AIBI  2635 G-AJUX 
 2123 G-AHSO  2637 G-AJUZ  
 2124 VR-CAO  2638  See note 2
 2125 ZK-AKZ  2639  See note 2
 2126 VP-VAN  2641 VP-TAY 
 2127 VP-VAM  2642 G-AJXO 
 2128 VP-CAP  2645 G-AJXS 
 2129 OY-DPI  2647 YI-ABU 
 2130 LN-HAS  2649 ZK-ATH 
 2131 LN-NAF  2652 TJ-AAS 
 2132 ZK-ALW  2653 TJ-AAR 
 2133 G-AICB  2656 AP-ADY 
 2134 G-AHSP  2658 AP-ADX 
 2135 G-AHSR  2715 F-OAKP 
 2136 G-AHSS  2749 F-BFYT 
 2137 G-AHST  2750 ZK-AZD 
 2138 G-AHSU  2751 ZK-AZT 
 2139 G-AHSV  2752 ZK-AZU 

Rebuilt Aircraft

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Notes

 2 aircraft rebuilt by by Auster Aeroplanes, Rearsby, in 1952.
 3101 G-AMTM Rebuild of J/1, c/n 2622.
 3102 G-AMVN Rebuild of J/1, c/n 2104

Total Production (New Built)   420

Total Conversions   (3)

Total Not Built   2



J/1B Aiglet

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Aircraft Built New

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 87 aircraft built by Auster Aeroplanes, Rearsby, between 1950 and 1954. 
 2634 G-AJUW   2695 VH-KBX 
 2636 G-AJUY  2696 VH-ABD 
 2640 ZK-ATO  2697 VH-KBY 
 2643 VH-KAC  2698 VH-ABI 
 2644 VH-KAB  2699 VH-ABS 
 2646 G-AJYR  2700 F-OAKC 
 2648 VT-DEN  2701 VH-ADQ 
 2650 ZK-ATP  2702 VH-ABQ 
 2651 VH-KAI  2703 VH-ABP 
 2654 VH-KAH  2704 VR-WAB 
 2660 G-AJYT  2705 VH-ACY 
 2661 VH-KAJ  2706 G-AMIH 
 2662 VH-KAK  2707 G-AMJE 
 2663 G-AJYW  2708 G-ALAB 
 2664 VH-KAO  2710 ZK-AYO 
 2665 VH-KAQ  2711 ZK-AYP 
 2667 ZK-AWS  2719 G-AMMM 
 2668 ZK-AWY  2721 G-AMKU 
 2669 ZK-AWZ  2730 ZK-AYU 
 2670 VH-KAU  27344 ZK-AYU 
 2671 VH-KAW  2746 G-AMMR 
 2672 VH-KAZ  2747 VH-ASQ 
 2673 ZK-AXE  2748 ZK-AZE 
 2674 ZK-AXF  2753 F-OAKZ 
 2675 VT-DFQ  2754 VT-DGH 
 2676 ZK-AXM  2755 OO-CER 
 2677 ZK-AXL  2792 VP-KKR 
 2678 VH-KBJ  2793 VP-KKS 
 2679 CS-ADY  2794 VP-KKT 
 2680 VH-AAE  2795 AP-AFU 
 2681 VH-KBC  3103 ZK-BBY 
 2682 VH-KBE  3105 ZK-BCJ 
 2683 VH-KBG  3111 ZK-BCQ 
 2684 VH-KBI  3112 ZK-BCS 
 2685 VH-KBK  3116 ZK-BDL 
 2686 VH-KBO  3117 ZK-BDM 
 2687 VH-KBN  3118 ZK-BDT 
 2688 VH-KBS  3119 ZK-BDQ 
 2689 VH-KBQ  3121 OH-AUI 
 2690 VH-KBV  3122 G-ANGV 
 2691 AP-AFC  3128 G-ANNZ 
 2692 VR-RBP  3129 F-OASA 
 2693 VH-ABE  none VH-ASK from spare airframe
 2694 VH-KBU    

By Conversion From J/1 Autocrat

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Initial Registration

Notes

 2125 ZK-AKZ Converted in 1956.
 2166 ZK-AOB Converted in 1953 with parts from ZK-AVG.
 2212 ZK-APO Converted August 1952.
 2649 ZK-ATH Converted March 1974.

Total Conversions   (4)

Total Production (New Built)   87

Total Conversions   (4)



J/1BL Aiglet

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By Conversion From J/1 Autocrat

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 1 aircraft converted by Kingsford Smith Air Service Pty. Ltd. at Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia in 1959.
 2346 VH-AYJ Also known as the Kingsford Smith Kingsmith

Total Conversions   (1)




J/1N Alpha

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Aircraft Built New

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 45 aircraft built by Auster Aeroplanes, Rearsby. between 1956 and 1962 
 3351 VH-RQK  3374 VH-KCX 
 3352 G-AORN  3375 G-APIK 
 3353 VH-KCM  3376 VH-KCZ 
 3354 VH-KCI  3377 G-APCY 
 3355 VH-SAF  3378 VH-KDC 
 3356 VH-KCJ  3379 VH-KDA 
 3357 F-BFUT  3380 G-APJY 
 3358 VH-SAG  3381 G-APOA 
 3359 I-AGRI  3382 G-APJZ 
 3360 I-AGRA  3383 G-APKL 
 3361 VH-KAW  3384 G-APKD 
 3362 VH-KCR  3385 G-APKM 
 3363 VH-BTJ  3386 G-APIL 
 3364 VH-BTK  3387 G-APKN 
 3365 VH-KCP  3388 G-APSM 
 3366 VH-KCT  3389 G-APPV 
 3367 VH-KCV  3390 G-APSN 
 3368 VH-KCU  3391 G-APTO 
 3369 VH-UEB  3392 G-APTR 
 3370 G-APAR  3393 G-APUA 
 3371 VH-KCH  3394 G-ARUY 
 3372 G-APAE  3395 G-AZIH Completion of stored airframe, built 1971
 3373 VH-KCW    

By Conversion From J/1 Autocrat Except As Noted

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Initial Registration

Notes

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 847 G-AJYB Ex Auster 4 2123 G-AHSO 
 1823 G-AGTP  2136 G-AHSS 
 1849 G-AHAT  2137 G-AHST 
 1857 G-AGVF  2157 ZK-ATS 
 1861 G-AGVJ  2158 G-AIBW 
 1862 G-AGYT  2161 G-AIBZ 
 1868 SE-ARE  2172 G-AIGR 
 1870 G-AHAL  2176 G-AIGT 
 1872 G-AGVM  2180 G-AIGU 
 1898 G-AGXH  2182 G-AIFZ 
 1963 G-AGXN  2188 G-AIGF 
 1968 G-AGXT  2199 VP-YGB 
 1969 G-AGXU  2229 G-AIZV 
 1973 G-AHCK  2231 F-PFPQ 
 1977 G-AHCL  2235 G-AJAB 
 1979 G-AHCM  2236 G-AJAC 
 1980 G-AHCN  2243 G-AJAJ 
 1985 G-AGYD  2311 G-AJEG 
 1989 G-AGYH  2318 G-AJIH 
 1990 G-AGYI  2319 G-AJAS 
 1995 G-AHHW  2324 G-AJEA 
 2004 G-AGYM  2325 G-AJEB 
 2007 G-AGYP  2329 G-AJEO 
 2019 G-SIME  2334 G-AJIP 
 2020 G-AOXR  2336 G-AJIS 
 2022 G-AHHT  2340 G-AJIW 
 2023 G-AHHU  2606 G-AJRH 
 2026 F-BFLR  2624 G-AJUL 
 2058 G-AKJU Ex Auster 5 2627 G-AJUO Ex J/1B Aiglet 
 2113 G-AIBH  2634 G-AJUW  
 2115 VP-UAK    

Total Production (New Built)   45

Total Conversions   (61)



J/1S

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By Conversion From J/1 Autocrat

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Initial Registration

Notes

 3102 VP-KKG Converted in Kenya in 1956
 2309 G-AJEE 

Total Conversions   (2)




J/1U Workmaster

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Aircraft Built New

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 10 aircraft built by Auster Aeroplanes, Rearsby. First flew February 1958.
 3497 G-APKP 
 3498 F-OBHQ 
 3499 F-OBHR 
 3500 F-OBHS 
 3501 F-OBHT 
 3502 G-APMH 
 3503 (none) Not completed
 3504 G-APMJ 
 3505 G-APMK 
 3506 G-APMI 
 3507 F-OBRZ 

Total Production   10

Total Not Completed   1




J/1W

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Aircraft Built New

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 1 aircraft built by Auster Aeroplanes, Rearsby. First flew 1959.
 3600 G-25-5 

Total Production   1




J/1Y

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By Conversion As Noted

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 889

 ZK-AVU

 Ex Auster 5 G-AIKA; to Ron M Fechney of Christchurch at the end of 1950 and converted to J/1Y in 1966 [6]

 2674

 ZK-AXF

 Ex J/1B Aiglet;  converted in 1968

Total Conversions   (2)




J/1 Kingsland

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Conversion From J/1 Autocrat

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

  1 aircraft converted by C.J.(Jock)and Andrew Kay. First flew 6 May 1994. [5]
 2337 G-AJIT 

Total Conversions   (1)




Production Summary Page Top
All Aircraft By Type

Type

Original Build

Conv.

Not Built

Total Built

 J/1 Autocrat 

420

(3)

2

423

 J/1B Aiglet 

87

(4)

91

 J/1BL Aiglet 

(1)

1

 J/1N Alpha

45

(61)

106

 J/1S 

(2)

 J/1U Workmaster 

10

10

 J/1W 

1

1

 J/1Y 

(2)

2

 J/1 Kingsland 

(1)

1

563

(73)

2

636

Notes
  1. The Blackburn Aircraft Ltd. obtained a Mk.V airframe from Auster in exchange for a Cirrus Minor 2 engine, and they did their own installation. It differed from the Auster prototype in that it retained the extended perspex canopy and side windows of the Mk.V. Blackburn’s used the resultant aircraft for development flying of the Cirrus engine.
  2. C/ns 2638 and 2639 were alloted serials G-AJXK and 'XL, but are believed not built. The serials were reallocated.

Production References
  1. British Civil Aircraft Since 1919, Vol 1, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 1973)
  2. Auster Quarterly (Issues 1 to 6)
  3. Air Britain Archive 1994/3
  4. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac2/NZNZ/ZK-AVU.html
  5. Austers - 'Nearly All You Want To Know', Mike Preston & Mick Ames (International Auster Club Heritage Group, 2002)

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