Auster D.4

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D.4
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The sixth UK built Auster D4 outside the Rearsby factory in August 1967
Role Utility aircraft
Manufacturer Auster, OGMA
First flight 12 February 1960
Introduction 1960
Status examples still active in 2014
Primary user private pilot owners
Number built 41
Developed from Auster Arrow

The Auster D.4 was a two-seat British light aircraft, a development of the Auster Arrow with a horizontally opposed Lycoming engine. Six were built by Auster Aircraft at their Rearsby, Leicestershire, factory. The other examples were built under licence in Portugal by the Oficinas Gerais de Matereal Aeronautico OGMA.

Operational history[edit]

Most D4 aircraft were operated in Portugal by government sponsored groups. One example is still active (2014) owned by a UK-based private pilot owner.

Operators[edit]

 Portugal

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 0 in (9.75 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-235, 108 hp (81 kW)

Performance

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 85. 
  • Simpson, R. W. (1995). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing. p. 43.