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Spartan Cruiser

Cruiser III G-ADEM – 8 March 1936


Spartan Cruiser was development of Saro-Percival (later Spartan) Mailplane G-ABLI of 1931. After
Percival sold his interest to Saunders-Roe Ltd, which eventuaally tied up with Spartan, the concept under the Spartan name into the Spartan Cruiser I, powered by three 120 hp de Havilland engines and carrying six passengers and two crew in a metal fuselage.


Spartan Cruiser c/n 2 YI-AAA


Early production Spartan Cruiser c/n 2 was operated by Airwork (Iraq) Ltd in 1933 on an air route between Baghdad and Mosul as YI-AAA. It returned to the UK in 1934 for British Airways Ltd and reverted to its original registration of G-ACBM.  It was scrapped in 1937.


Spartan Cruiser c/n 2 YI-AAA


Twelve Spartan Cruiser II were built.

Three Cruiser III were built. The last was G-ADEM in May 1935.




Cruiser I
Engines: 3 x de Havilland, 120 hp


Cruiser II


Cruiser II
Engines: 3 x de Havilland Gipsy Major, 130 hp






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