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Auster J/2 Arrow, J/3 Atom and J/4

These were the second, third and fourth sub series developed from the original Model J

Produced Variants

J/2 ArrowTwo seat tourer similar to the 'Sharps Special'. 75 h.p. Continental C-75-12 powerplant.
J/3 AtomModel J/2 fitted with a 65 h.p. Continental C-65-12 powerplant.
J/4Model J/2 fitted with a 90 h.p. Cirrus Minor I powerplant. Known in Australia as the Archer

Non Auster Produced Variants
J/2C "Super Arrow"Model J/2 fitted with a 125 h.p. Continental C-125-2 powerplant with enclosed cowling.
J/4SModel J/4 fitted with a 90 h.p. Blackburn Cirrus Minor 2A powerplant. See note 1.
J/4T Archer SpecialModel J/4 fitted with a 90 h.p. Blackburn Cirrus Minor 2A powerplant and an experimental tricycle undercarriage.
J/4 Archer SpecialModel J/4T reverted to standard tailwheel undercarriage.
J4-100Model J/4 fitted with a 100 h.p. Continental 0-200 powerplant.

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 44 aircraft built by Auster Aeroplanes, Rearsby. between 1946 and 1947. 
 1878/1 G-AICA Ex Auster J/1 Autocrat 2372 G-AJRR 
 2351 G-AIGN  2373 ZS-BNO 
 2352 G-AIGW  2374 OO-ABT  
 2353 VP-YFX  2375 OO-ABU 
 2354 OO-ABP  2376 VP-YGO 
 2355 OY-ABY  2377 OO-ABV 
 2356 LN-NAN  2378 OO-ABZ 
 2357 CX-???  2379 VH-KAM 
 2358 SE-ARR  2380 OO-ABX 
 2359 CS-ACJ  2381 PT-AED 
 2360 OO-ABR  2382 OO-AXA 
 2361 G-AIJU  2383 OO-AXB 
 2362 G-AIJV  2384 VH-KAY 
 2363 VP-UAP  2385 PT-AEE 
 2364 EI-ACU  2386 G-AJXZ 
 2365 G-AJRL  2387 OO-AXC 
 2366 OO-ABS  2388 VH-KAF 
 2367 LV-NUH  2389 G-AJPS 
 2368 LV-NUI  2390 G-AJPT Converted to J/2C Arrow VH-ACD
 2369 OO-AXH  2391 EI-ADN 
 2370 VP-UAO  2392 G-AJPU 
 2371 G-AJAM  2393 G-AJPV 

J/2 Arrow Total Production   43

J/2 Arrow Total Conversions   (1)



J/2C Super Arrow

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By Conversion of J/2 Arrow

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 2390 VH-ACD 

Total Production  (1)


C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 1 aircraft built by Auster Aeroplanes, Rearsby. First flew September 1946

 2250

 G-AHSY

 2401

 G-AJIJ

 Not completed

Total Production   1

Total Not Completed   1




J/4 and Archer

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Built New

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 27 aircraft built by Auster Aeroplanes, Rearsby. between 1946 and 1951. 
 2066 G-AIGZ  2080 G-AIPK 
 2067 G-AIJK  2081 G-AIPL 
 2068 G-AIJL  2082 G-AIPM 
 2069 G-AIJM  2083 G-AIPP 
 2070 G-AIJN  2084 G-AIPR 
 2071 G-AIJO  2085 G-AIPS 
 2072 G-AIJP  2086 G-AIRD 
 2073 G-AIJR  2087 G-AIZP 
 2074 G-AIJS  2088 G-AIZR 
 2075 G-AIJT  2089 G-AIZS 
 2076 G-AIPG  2090 G-AIZT 
 2077 G-AIPH  2091 G-APJM See note 2.
 2078 G-AIPI  2941 G-AHSY Re-built from J/3 c/n 2250
 2079 G-AIPJ    

By Conversion From J/2 Arrow

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 2 aircraft converted by Kingsford Smith Air Service Pty. Ltd. at Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia.
 2352 VH-KFB Ex J/2 Arrow, rebuilt in 1957
 2389 VH-BYL Ex J/2 Arrow, rebuilt in 1955

Total Conversions   (2)

Total Production (New Built)   27

Total Conversions   (2)



J/4S

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By Conversion From Model Plus D

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 125 G-AFWO See note 1.

Total Conversions   (1)




J/4T Archer Special

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By Conversion From J/2 Arrow

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 1 aircraft converted by Kingsford Smith Air Service Pty. Ltd. at Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia in 1958.
 2361 VH-ADY 

Total Conversions   (1)




J/4 Archer Special

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By Conversion From J/4T Archer Special

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 1 aircraft converted by Kingsford Smith Air Service Pty. Ltd. at Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia in 1958.
 2361 VH-KFF  Ex J/4T Archer Special reverting to tailwheel undercarriage in July 1958.

Total Conversions   (1)




J4-100

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By Conversion From J/4

C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 1 aircraft converted converted by the Rolls-Royce Merlin Flying Club at Hucknall in 1967.
 2077 G-AIPH 

Total Conversions   (1)




Production Summary Page Top
Models J/2, J/3 & J/4

Type

Original Build

Conv.

Not Built

Total Built

 J/2 Arrow 

43

(1)

44

 J/2C 'Super Arrow'

(1)

1

 J/3 Atom

1

1

1

 J/4 Archer

27

(2)

29

 J/4S

(1)

1

 J/4T Archer Special

 

(1)

1

 J/4 Archer Special

(1)

1

 J4-100

 

(1)

1

71

(8)

1

74

Notes
  1. Model Plus D G-AWFO was fitted with Cirrus Minor 2A powerplant plus u/c, engine bulkhead and bearers from Autocrat G-AGXB in May 1963 (by Thurston Engineering Ltd., Stapleford?) and re-designated J/4S (quoted in BCAN Vol 20 No.17, 14 Sep 1963, although not shown on CofR documentation). On 29 May, 1963, while on a local flight from Stapleford, the engine  failed and it crashed into the roof of Marlow Court, Willesden Lane, London, NW 2 killing both occupants [5].
  2. Originally produced as a spare fuselage and was completed at a later date using components from a J/2 Arrow G-APJU.

Production References
  1. British Civil Aircraft Since 1919, Vol 1, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 1973)
  2. Auster Quarterly (Issues 1 to 6)
  3. Correspondence on Air Britain Information Exchange (AB-IX) forum, October 30, 2009. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ab-ix/

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