Aircraft Photo of G-ACJL | Airspeed AS-5A Courier |
Registration / Serial:G-ACJL
Other Marks:14
Aircraft Original Type:Airspeed AS-5 Courier
Aircraft Generic Type:Airspeed AS-5 Courier
Aircraft Version:Airspeed AS-5A Courier
C/n (msn):10
City / Airport:MildenhallMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGUN   IATA: MHZ   Local: -   Other: -
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:15 October 1934 to 20 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID: 149897
Photographer's Remark

The first British production aircraft with a retractable undercarriage, the AS.5 was designed for a non-stop flight from Britain to India with airborne refuelling. Alan Cobham only got as far as Malta in September 1934 in the AS.5 prototype, G-ABXN. A month later G-ACJL took sixth place in the London to Melbourne Air Race, flown by Sqn Ldr David Stodart and Sgt Pilot Ken Stodart. The Courier was also used as small airliner and 16 frames were built. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum

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