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Auster GB 651 Squadron 1

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The Auster was an observation and liaison aircraft based on the American Taylorcraft design. It served with several Air Forces during WW2 and the Army Air Corps.

Different versions continued to be developed well into the 1960s.

The slow speed (130mph) and large glass area made it ideal for observation duties, and it could also land in a short distance which made it useful for casualty evacuation.

This example is an Auster Mark I of 651 Squadron RAF 1942.
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Superb little workhorses. This and the Lysander were our notable light aircraft.
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Another Famous Aircraft !!

Original Construction Number 178
Type of Aircraft Taylorcraft Auster Mk I Plus D
became modified and used as the Prototype Mk III with the RAFs AAEE in 1943.
Sold after being declared surplus to needs 11 Jan 1946.

Civ Regist G-AGZN

Crashed near Rearsby UK 1 Feb 1948