06/05/2017 - Auster J5G Autocar
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A British-built four-seater touring/liaison aircraft. Designed just after WW11. First flown in September 1949.
The RAN purchased 2 Autocars in 1949 and these arrived in Australia from Britain on board the aircraft carrier HMAS Sydney. They were retired in late 1963.
The engine is inverted (upside down) to get good propeller ground clearance and pilot view.
Wings Over Illawarra Airshow