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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: 930, 856.
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.
Under Restoration at Australia's Museum of Flight, Nowra NSW.
(NEEDS UPDATE)

Auster J5G 
A11-300
Nowra
Photo Kim Dunstan Auster A11-300
Nowra
 1st November 1992 Auster A11-300 Auster A11-300 Auster A11-300 
HARS 
September 2012

A11-301 n/a J/5G Cirrus Autocar 3064 RAN Codes: 931, 857.
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.
Currently airworthy and owned by Donald Brown, Kongwak, Vic.

Bob Neate Geoff Goodall via EC-2A11-301 George Canciani via EC 2A11-301

* Note: Auster J-5G Cirrus Autocar C/N 3061 G-ARKG in the UK is also very smartly painted to represent A11-301 although this particular airframe never served with the RAN.

        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 25 March 2015

 

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