Chrislea Airguard

The Chrislea L.C.1 Airguard is a 1930s British two-seat cabin monoplane, designed by R.C. Christophorides and B V Leak, and built by Chrislea Aircraft Limited at Heston Aerodrome.

Airguard
Chrislea Airguard (G-AFIN), Heston 1939
Role Cabin monoplane
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Chrislea Aircraft Limited
Designer R.C. Christophorides and B V Leak
First flight 1938
Number built 1

Development

The Airguard was designed as a training aircraft for the Civil Air Guard; it was a two-seat (side-by-side) low-wing cantilever monoplane, powered by a 62 hp Walter Mikron II inline piston engine.[1]

Operational history

It was built in 1938, and registered G-AFIN[2] After a time in private ownership, it was withdrawn from use and stored until the 1970s. It was re-built with a new fuselage, but it remains in private storage (2006), not having flown since World War II.[3]

Specifications

Data from Jackson, 1973, p. 289[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1
  • Length: 21 ft 5 in (6.53 m)
  • Wingspan: 35 ft 9 in (10.9 m)
  • Empty weight: 812 lb (368 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1300 lb (590 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter Mikron II, 62 hp (46 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 118 mph (189 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 104 mph (167 km/h)

References

Notes

  1. Jackson 1973, p. 289
  2. Civil Aviation Authority Aircraft Register G-AFIN Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Pither, 2009, p. 4

Bibliography

  • Jackson, A.J. (1973). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 2. London: Putnam. p. 382. ISBN 0-370-10010-7.
  • Pither (ed), Tony (2009). Civil Aviation Register of the United Kingdom. Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 978-0-85130-415-1.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
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