Beagle (Auster) AOP
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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.