Aircraft Photo of WE600 | Auster C-4 Auster T7 Antarctic | UK - Air Force | #57472
Registration / Serial:WE600
Aircraft Original Type:Auster K/Q
Aircraft Generic Type:Auster K/Q Auster AOP6/T7/T10
Aircraft Version:Auster C-4 Auster T7 Antarctic
C/n (msn):[ WE600 ]
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:CosfordMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGWC   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:27 December 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 57472
Photo Comment

In 1955 Auster modified two T.7s, (along with WE563) for use in the Commonwealth Trans-Antartic Expedition, to be known as the Auster Antartic. Alterations included better radio equipment, a larger tail surface, use of floats or skis as required and a bright-orange high-vis scheme. After returning from the expedition this airframe was allocated the non-flying serial 7602M and was delegated to display status paving the way for her eventual arrival at Cosford during 1989.

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