Fu Shin AP-1 Ning-Hsia
A slightly better grade image
than the previous one, this aircraft was evidently built around 1936.
Again, the inscription on the
nose, as interpreted by my wife says "Ning-Hsia Aircraft". It was
apparently built by the Shao-Kuan Aircraft factory
in Guangdong Province (or Kwangtung as it
was spelled in those days).
Most likely in the Guangzhou (Canton City) area. Looks like
sort of advanced trainer. The presence of a
serial number may indicate some sort of limited prod-
From Lennart Andersson in Sweden, who has just (2007) published a book
1949 Aviation in China comes
the following data: This aircraft is the Fu-Hsing AP-1 of
20 were built between 1936 and
1941 by the Shuikwan Aircraft Works* of Kwangtung. It was
as an advanced trainer and as an armed multi-purpose aircraft. The last
eight were completed
after the factory had been evacuated to Kunming.
* Romanization of Chinese names has varied
widely over the years. Wades-Giles uses one spelling,
Pinyin another, Yale yet another
and even these systems change their spellings from time to time.
Therefore my Shao-Kuan
is clearly the same as Mr. Andersson's Shuikwan.