AOP.6 was developed from the Mk 5 and powered by a 108êW Gipsy Major 7 engine. Modified fuselage and increased all-up weight. All-metal auxiliary aerofoil flaps below and behind trailing edge, and wings strengthened to take two 52.25 litre fuel tanks. Pilot and observer seated in tandem. Lengthened landing gear struts allowed larger airscrew. Production completed in 1949. T.7 was a two-seat trainer which could be quickly converted to full AOP standard. Side-by-side seating with dual controls. Third seat could be fitted. AOP.9 had a 134kW Cirrus Bombardier 203 (military version of 702) engine.
| MODEL||AOP Mk.11|
| ENGINE||1 x RR/Cont. IO-470D, 190kW|
| Take-off weight||1160 kg||2557 lb|
| Empty weight||750 kg||1653 lb|
| Wingspan||11.1 m||36 ft 5 in|
| Length||7.2 m||24 ft 7 in|
| Height||2.7 m||9 ft 10 in|
| Wing area||18.4 m2||198.06 sq ft|
| Max. speed||240 km/h||149 mph|
| Cruise speed||234 km/h||145 mph|
| Ceiling||6100 m||20000 ft|
|David Harris, 16.02.2011|
I do indeed have a photograph.
The Army registration for the aircraft was XP254
|David Harris, 23.02.2010|
I believe the aircraft in the photo is actually the Beagle Mk Eleven, three seater AOP that first flew in 1961. I saw it at Shoreham Airport at that time...I believe I actually have a phograph of it somwhere.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?