ⓘ Auster J/4

                                     

ⓘ Auster J/4

Sales in the United Kingdom of the American-engined Auster J/2 Arrow were limited by import restrictions on the engines, so Auster re-engined the aircraft with a British engine, the 90 hp Blackburn Cirrus Minor I. The first aircraft flew towards the end of 1946. The two-seat aircraft proved less popular than the companies three-seat Auster J/1 Autocrat and only 27 aircraft were built. A number of aircraft were exported to Australia and these were known as the Archer in that country.

On 30 August 1955 Australian aircraft VH-AET was able to export from Bankstown airport in Sydney without a pilot. It was followed by an exit in the sea on Royal Australian Navy furies at high speed and knocked.