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Auster / Taylorcraft Aeroplanes Mk.IV

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Auster Beagle built over 1600 Mark (Mk) I-V's for the British Army, which used all but the Mk II in their Air Observation Post (AOP) squadrons. The Auster's main roles were artillery spotting, supply drops, liaison, casualty evacuation and photographic reconnaissance, for which it was well-suited; its short take-off and landing (STOL) abilities enabled it to operate from small landing fields.


Auster Beagle built over 1600 Mark (Mk) I-V's for the British Army, which used all but the Mk II in their Air Observation Post (AOP) squadrons. The Auster's main roles were artillery spotting, supply drops, liaison, casualty evacuation and photographic reconnaissance, for which it was well-suited; its short take-off and landing (STOL) abilities enabled it to operate from small landing fields.


254 Mk.IV were built, based on the Mk II but with a larger cabin for one extra person.

Auster Mk IV
Type: three-seat air observation post.
Engine: one 130-hp (97-kW) Lycoming 0-290-3.
Maximum speed 130 mph (209 kph) at sea level
Range 250 miles (402 km).
Empty weight: 1,100 lb (499 kg);
Maximum take-off weight: 1,850 lb (839 kg).
Wing span 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
Length 22 ft 5 in (6.83 m)
Height 8 ft 0 in (2.44 m)
Wing area: 167.0 sq ft (15.51 sq.m).
Armament: none.

 

 


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