Auster J5-G Autocar

Auster J5-G Autocar
Type
Communications Aircraft
Manufacturer
Auster Aircraft Limited, Leicestershire, UK
Number Ordered
2
First Delivered
07/06/1953
Length
23 feet 2 inches
Height
7 feet 6 inches
Width
36 feet
Speed 116 mph
Range
500 miles
Crew
1
Engines One Blackburn Cirrus Major 3, 155 bhp
Operated by
Naval Air Station Nowra

Auster J5-G Autocar

Auster J5-G Autocar

The first variant of the Auster J5 Autocar was designed as a four seat touring aircraft and first flew in August 1949. A demand for more power, in order for it to better perform under hot and high conditions, led to the development of the J5G variant that first flew in July 1951. The majority of the J5G variants were exported from Britain and two were delivered to Australia on the aircraft carrier HMAS Sydney on 7 June 1953.

The two RAN aircraft were used as single seat communications aircraft between 1953 and 1963 before being taken out of service and sold.