On 1 March 1947, the Canadian Army Air Component was formed and 36 Auster AOP Mark MI aircraft were ordered to equip it. The British Taylorcraft firm had changed its name simply to Auster Aircraft Ltd in the post-war period.
Following the success of the Auster Taylorcraft in the Second World War, an improved and upgraded version of the aircraft, simply known as the Auster Mk VI was introduced just prior to the Korean war. The Auster AOP Mk VI differed from its predecessors by having a more powerful engine, protruding rear flaps, longer undercarriage legs and increased fuel capaci...
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