Auster AOP

Light Observation Aircraft

Auster A.O.P. Mk. 3 RNAF Historical Flight PH-NGK 344 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
AOP = Air Observation Post
Crew3
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine Modelde Havilland Gipsy Major
Engine Power97 kW130 hp
Speed209 km/h113 kts
  130 mph
Service Ceiling4.572 m15.000 ft
Range463 km250 NM
288 mi.
Empty Weight499 kg1.100 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight771 kg1.700 lbs
Wing Span10,97 m35 ft 12 in
Wing Area15,5 m167 ft
Length7,03 m23 ft 1 in
Height2,44 m8 ft 0 in
First Flight1942
Production Statusout of production
ICAO CodeAU11 AUS3 AUS4 AUS6 AUS7
Data for (Version)Auster AOP Mk.III

[Photo-ID: 2352] Karsten Palt 2009-06-19
Auster A.O.P. Mk. 3, RNAF Historical Flight, PH-NGK, c/n 344, Karsten Palt, 2009Auster
A.O.P. Mk. 3
RNAF Historical Flight
Reg.: PH-NGK
c/n: 344
 
RNAF R-18
Luchtmachtdagen 2009 [Volkel (EHVK / UDE)]
[Photo-ID: 6498] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Auster AOP6, Belgian Air Force, A-11, c/n 2826, Karsten Palt, 2013Auster
AOP6
Belgian Air Force
Reg.: A-11
c/n: 2826
 
ex OO-FOE, ex RAF VT990
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 1004] Karsten Palt 2008-07-07
Auster B-5 AOP9, Royal Army Air Corps, WZ721, c/n WZ721, Karsten Palt, 2008Auster
B-5 AOP9
Royal Army Air Corps
Reg.: WZ721
c/n: WZ721
 
Museum of Army Flying [Middle Wallop, Hampshire]
[Photo-ID: 1003] Karsten Palt 2008-07-07
Auster K AOP6, Royal Army Air Corps, WJ358, c/n WJ358, Karsten Palt, 2008Auster
K AOP6
Royal Army Air Corps
Reg.: WJ358
c/n: WJ358
 
Museum of Army Flying [Middle Wallop, Hampshire]
[Photo-ID: 4370] Karsten Palt 2011-06-30
Taylorcraft Plus D-1 Auster Mk.1, , OY-DSH, c/n 228, Karsten Palt, 2011Taylorcraft
Plus D-1 Auster Mk.1
Reg.: OY-DSH
c/n: 228
 
Danmarks Flymuseum [Stauning]
[Photo-ID: 4371] Karsten Palt 2011-06-30
Taylorcraft Plus D-1 Auster Mk.1, , OY-DSH, c/n 228, Karsten Palt, 2011Taylorcraft
Plus D-1 Auster Mk.1
Reg.: OY-DSH
c/n: 228
 
Danmarks Flymuseum [Stauning]
[Photo-ID: 1252] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Taylorcraft Plus D-1 Auster Mk.1, Royal Air Force, LB264, c/n 134, Karsten Palt, 2008Taylorcraft
Plus D-1 Auster Mk.1
Royal Air Force
Reg.: LB264
c/n: 134
 
ex G-AIXA
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]
[Photo-ID: 6661] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Auster T.7 Antarctic (AOP6), Royal Air Force, WE600, c/n WE600, Karsten Palt, 2013Auster
T.7 Antarctic (AOP6)
Royal Air Force
Reg.: WE600
c/n: WE600
 
one of 2 (WE565) modified Auster AOP6 T.7
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]