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The Beagle A.61 Terrier is a British single-engined monoplane built by Beagle Aircraft.
The Auster Aircraft Company purchased a large number of former British Army Auster aircraft. These aircraft were updated and modified and offered for sale. Two versions were developed:
- Auster 6A Tugmaster - a utility and glider towing aircraft
- Auster 6B - a three-seat luxury version. When the company became part of Beagle Aircraft the Auster 6B was renamed the Beagle A.61 Terrier 1.
- Eighteen Terrier 1s conversions were built. The first conversion flew 13 April 1961 from Rearsby.
- The Terrier 2 had a greater span tailplane and wheel spats and the engine was fitted with a metal propeller. Forty-Five Terrier 2s conversions were built.
- One Auster aircraft was modified by British European Airways engineering apprentices and powered by a 160hp Avco Lycoming O-320-B2B engine.
Specifications (Terrier 2)
Data from British Civil Aircraft since 1919
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 2
- Length: 23 ft 3 in (7.09 m)
- Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (11.0 m)
- Height: 8 ft 11 in (2.72 m)
- Wing area: 184 ft² (17 m²)
- Empty weight: 1,600 lb (727 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 2,400 lb (1,090 kg)
- Powerplant: 1× de Havilland Gypsy Major 4 cylinder inline piston, 145 hp (108 kW)
- ^ Jackson, A.J (1973). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 1. (2nd ed.). London: Putnam & Co. pp. 190—191. ISBN 0-370-10006-9.
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Published - July 2009