VH-UED  Auster J/5Q Alpine                     (c/n  3203)


                                      Only four of the lower-powered version of the Alpine with the de Havilland Gipsy Major 1
                                      engine were built.   The Alpine was a hybrid machine based on the fuselage of a J/5F Aiglet
                                      Trainer fitted with the wings of a J/1 Autocrat.     Of the four, two stayed in the U.K, one
                                      went to New Zealand and -UED was the only Australian example.  It was written off in a
                                      crash near Katherine in the Northern Territory on 5 March 1966    Trevor Webb's photo
                                      above (via the Geoff Goodall collection) was taken at Parafield in October 1963    The air-
                                      craft was painted blue and white and carried the Salvation Army logo on the rudder.