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Auster J5G 
A11-300
Nowra
Photo Kim Dunstan

     
 

Taylorcraft Auster Image Gallery

 
     

(See also RAAF A11 Taylorcraft Auster and 454 Sqn, RAAF Taylorcraft Auster)

 
 
RAAF Serial RAF Serial Type c/n Aircraft History
A11-300 n/a J/5G Cirrus Autocar 3059 RAN Codes: 856 then 930.
Purchased 1953.
Arrived in Australia on board HMAS Sydney 07/06/1953.
Served with RAN 723, 724 and 725 Sqn.
Sold 10/1963 to Barney Ross.
Returned to HMAS Albatross after an absence of thirty-seven years.
The aircraft's arrival marks the end of a two-year long negotiation between the Museum of Flight and the aircraft last registered owner, Mr. Kevin Smith of Myrtleford (Vic).
Last registered VH-MBF, the Auster was found still to be in remarkably original condition with full military fit out and Navy serials stenciled inside most panels. The Navy's original Navy paint scheme was still evident in many places.
Restoration commenced at Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra NSW.
Currently at HARS Albion Park uwhere restoration continues

Highlight for Album: Auster A11-300

A11-301 n/a J/5G Cirrus Autocar 3064 RAN Codes: 857 then 931.
Purchased 1953, Ex PT-ANO.
Arrived in Australia on board HMAS Sydney 07/06/1953.
Served with RAN 723, 724 and 725 Sqn.
Sold 10/1963 as VH-MRD to Barney Ross.
Registered VH-MRD as an Auster J5G from 22 August 1975.
Was owned by Wally Ross 1979.
20/04/2005 Registered to Donald Brown, Kongwak, Vic.
Fitted with a horizontally opposed engine that changes the appearance quite substantially
Currently airworthy and owned by Donald Brown, Kongwak, Vic.

Highlight for Album: Auster A11-301

 * Note: Auster J-5G Cirrus Autocar C/N 3061 G-ARKG in the UK is painted to represent A11-301 although this particular airframe never served with the RAN.
Construction number 3061 is only three before the real A11-301 and two after A11-300

Auster G-ARKG 
painted as "A11-301"
Fenland Airfield UK 
14th April 2012 
Photo Alan Wilkinson 
via Wikipedia

        Auster VH-AET has a unique association with the ADF, it was shot down by RAN Sea Furies.... take a look at VH-AET here

VH-AET 
This Auster has a unique association with the ADF, it was shot down by Sea Furys.   See the Sea Fury Gallery for details.

 
     

The Author of this page is Brendan Cowan.

Source: Australian Aviation Magazine, Australia's Museum of Flight, Museum Records and Photographs, CASA Aircraft Records, Australian War Memorial Website and Photographs, Aircraft Status Cards, http://www.auster.ukf.net/, http://austerhg.org/, http://www.regosearch.com/, http://www.casa.gov.au/, http://www.auster.com.au/ ,

Emails: Ross Polkinghorne, Graeme Edwards, Warwick Henry, John Carr, Tjalling Boelman, Mike Draper, Graham Orphan, Darryl Gibbs, Mark Clayton, Daniel Leahy, Mathew Carlyon, John Andrade, Dave Peel, Owen Zupp, Len Avery, Gordon Birkett, Terry Roberts, Cameron Scott

Updated 29th March 2016

 

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