Armstrong Whitworth Siskin III            J7179                             (c/n  AW63)


                                 Armstrong Whitworth Siskins entered service with the RAF in 1924.  Powered by a 350 hp
                                 Armstrong Siddeley Jaguary II engine, and armed with two 7.7 mm Vickers machine guns, it
                                 was the epitomy of  the modern fighter at the time.   The design was later enhanced into the
                                 Siskin IIIA, the most notable difference being the absence of the dorsal rudder, and less upper
                                 wing dihedral on the latter.  50 single seat Siskin IIIs and 12 2-seat trainers were built, although
                                 Siskin IIIA production amounted to some 412 machines.