Heston A.2/45
1936
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Heston A.2/45

Prototype two-seat air observation post powered by a 179kW de Havilland Gipsy Queen 33 engine mounted as a pusher.


Specification 
 ENGINE1 x de Havilland Gipsy Queen 33, 179kW

Comments
Barry, 07.04.2016

Known to Heston Aircraft as the JC.6, two models were built and evaluated by the British Army under specification A2/45. The first plane VL529 flew in August 1947, the second aircraft VL530 never flew. In competition it was beaten by the Auster A.O.6.

Span 44'0" Length 34'0" Height 9'0" Wing area 274 sq ft
Gross weight 3,049 lb
Maximum Speed 125 mph Range 750 miles

Brian Dunlop, 21.02.2011

The Heston A2/45 was not built in 1936 as you show. the specification was issued in 1945, hence the /45 designation, and it was built in 1946.
Brian.

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