Auster J/1B Aiglet
This aircraft is a bit of a hybrid, which makes it
somewhat rare and hence I put this very
quality image out here rather than omit it completely. This
machine was constructed
from components cannibalized from an ex-RNZAF Auster J.5 (NZ1706) and a
which had been damaged in transit to New Zealand. Even though it
carries the c/n
J.5 it appears that most of the machine came from the J/1B. In
fact, some wags
suggested that the ONLY part of the J.5 it retained was the c/n!
ZK-BGT was lost
in a crash at
the mouth of the Cascade River in February 1960.