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J/5 Aiglet Trainer
Role Aerobatic trainer/tourer
Manufacturer Auster Aircraft Limited
First flight 1951
Primary users private pilot owners
Pakistan Air Force
Produced 1951-1958
Number built 77
Developed from Auster J/5 Autocar
Variants Auster J/5R Alpine

The Auster J/5 Aiglet Trainer was a 1950s British single-engined four-seat high-wing training and touring monoplane built by Auster Aircraft Limited at Rearsby, Leicestershire.

History

Despite its name, the aircraft type had nothing to do with the Auster J/1B Aiglet, it being an aerobatic development of the Auster J/5 Autocar.

The Aiglet Trainer was based on the J/5 fuselage with new wings and stressed for aerobatics. The prototype first flew on 2 June 1951.

Most Aiglet Trainers were bought by private pilots and flying clubs, but 15 went to the Pakistan Air Force, 14 to the Iran Civil Aviation Club and two to the Lebanese Air Force.[1]

Variants

The sole J/8L Aiglet Trainer had an enlarged fin and rudder. Leeds (Yeadon) Airport May 1955

  • Auster J/5F Aiglet Trainer – production version.
  • Auster J/5K Aiglet TrainerBlackburn Cirrus Major 3 engine, one built.
  • Auster J/5L Aiglet Trainerde Havilland Gipsy Major 1 engine. 10 built.
  • Auster J/8L Aiglet Trainer – J-5K re-engined with a de Havilland Gipsy Major 1 engine.

Operators

 Jordan

 Lebanon
 Pakistan

Specifications (J/5F)

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1955–56[4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 or 3
  • Length: 23 ft 212 in (7.07 m)
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 0 in (9.75 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 3 in (2.52 m)
  • Wing area: 164 sq ft[5] (15.24 m²)
  • Empty weight: 1,323 lb (600 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 2,200 lb (1,000 kg) (three-seater)
  • Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Major 1 inline piston, 130 hp (112 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 127 mph (110 knots, 203 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 110 mph (96 knots, 177 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 29 mph (25 knots, 46 km/h)
  • Range: 275 miles (239 nmi, 440 km)
  • Service ceiling: 12,500 ft[5] (3810 m)
  • Rate of climb: 705 ft/min (3.6 m/s)

References

Notes
  1. Ellison, 1966, pp. 61-64
  2. Flight 13 May 1955, p. 648.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ellison 1965, pp. 47-50
  4. Bridgman 1955, p. 51.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jackson 1974, p. 81.
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