Aircraft Photo of WE600 | Auster C-4 Auster T7 Antarctic | UK - Air Force | AirHistory.net #57472
Aircraft
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
Location
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.

This photo was added on 18 April 2018, and has since been viewed 54 times.


Submit Correction
Contact Photographer