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Auster Production

Low Volume Production

This page covers Auster aircraft with low production volumes and/or registration/serial allocations. For higher volume production, see the individual type production list.

Model HThree seat training glider based on the Auster Mk.III.
Model L2/3 seat lightplane. Standard Auster airframe with the wings mounted on the bottom of the fuselage. 130 h.p. Lycoming O-290-3 powerplant.
'Sharp's Special'Un-named two seat tourer with 65 h.p. Lycoming 0-145-B3 powerplant, based on the Plus C. 
Known as the 'Sharps Special' after Ken Sharp, Manager of Taylorcrafts No.7 Works.
Model J/6Three seat tourer based on the J/1. 145 h.p. Gipsy Major 10 powerplant.
Model N2/3-seat high-wing AOP aircraft to Specification A.2/45. 240 h.p. Gipsy Qeen 34 powerplant.
Model P AvisFour seat tourer based on J/1 with slimmer circular section rear fuselage, new u/c, four doors & external flaps. 145 h.p. Gipsy Major 10 powerplant.
Model SAOP aircraft based on the AOP.6 with enlarged tail. 180 h.p. Blackburn Cirrus Bombardier 702 powerplant. 
B3Radio-controlled target drone. 276cc A.B.C. powerplant.
B4Four seat high-winged ambulance aircraft. 180 h.p. Blackburn Cirrus Bombardier 702 powerplant.  
C6 AtlanticFour seat high-wing tourer with tricycle undercarriage. 185 h.p. Continental E-185-10 powerplant



Auster Model H

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Serial Range

C/n

Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

Notes

 1 aircraft converted by Taylorcraft Aeroplanes, Rearsby. First flew July 1943.
  X1091  (1)  Converted Taylorcraft Model B G-AFKO
 

Total Production

0

 (1)

  



Auster Model L

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C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

  1 aircraft by Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby. Construction apparently started in 1944 but not completed.
 ???  

Total Production (Not Completed)   1




'Sharp's Special'

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C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 1 aircraft built by Taylorcraft Aeroplanes, Rearsby. First flew (August?) 1945.
 1660 G-AGPS 

Total Production   1




Auster Model J/6

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C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

  1 aircraft by Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby. C/n allocated, so construction possibly commenced in 1947 but not completed.
 2837  

Total Production (Not Completed)   1




Auster Model N

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Serial Range

C/n

Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

Notes

 4 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, to contract Acft/5606. First flew April 1948.
 VL522 - VL523  2   
 VL524 - VL525    2 
 

Total Production

2

2

 



Auster Model P Avis

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C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 2 aircraft built by Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby. First flew mid 1947.
 2838 G-AJXW Avis Mk.1
 2907 G-AJYF Avis Mk.2

Total Production   2




Auster Model S

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Serial Range

C/n

Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

Notes

 1 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, to contract ????. First flew August 1950.
  WJ316

 1

  
 

Total Production

  



Auster Model B3

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Serial Range

C/n

Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

Notes

 150 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, to contract 6/Acft/5435, delivered between April 1951 andJanuary 1953.
  none AUS100FF - AUS249FF

 150

  In service known as 'Pilotless Aircraft Target No.2 Mk.1'
 

Total Production

150 

  



Auster Model B4

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Serial Range

C/n

Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

Notes

 1 aircraft ordered from Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, to contract 6/Acft/7708. First flew September 1951.
  XA177 2983

 1

  Originally flown as G-AMKL.
 

Total Production

  



Auster C6 Atlantic

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C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 1 aircraft built by Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby. First flew July 1958.
 3447 G-APHT 

Total Production   1



Production References
  1. British Civil Aircraft Since 1919, Vol 1, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 1973)
  2. Auster Quarterly (Issues 1 to 6)
  3. RAF Aircraft Register Series, Various Volumes (Air-Britain Publications
  4. Aeroplane Monthly Magazine, Dec 1983
  5. Aeroplane Monthly Magazine, Mar 1988
  6. http://austerhg.org/
  7. Sitting Ducks and Peeping Toms, Michael I. Draper (Air Britain Publications, 2011)

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Revised at Version 1.2.0
  • Added Model L
  • Added dates to Model J/6

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