ⓘ Auster J family
As the end of the Second World War approached the designers at Taylorcraft decided to develop a tourer version of the robust and reliable Model J AOP. V observation aircraft series. An Auster 5, registered G-AGOH, was modified to take a 100 hp 75 kW Blackburn Cirrus II engine for trials. At the same time a prototype aircraft G-AFWN was built designated the Taylorcraft Auster V Series J/1 Autocrat. Postwar models derived from the Model J commenced with the J/1 Autocrat - note the use of J/1, not J-1.