: Taylorcraft Auster Mk3
: FS2004 and FSX, pakket with 2 repaints
: Dave Molyneaux
: Complete aircraft
Taylorcraft Aeroplanes Ltd began its activities in 1938 making light observation aircraft designed by the Taylorcraft Aircraft Corporation of America. Based on the Taylorcraft
model B the company developed the Taylorcraft Auster series, which were mainly used as light utility and Air Observation Post(AOP) aircraft.1,604 high-wing Taylorcraft Auster
monoplanes were built during World War II for the armed forces of the UK and Canada.The name change to Auster occurred on 7 March 1946.
After WII the LSK(later RNethAF) acquired in total 52 Austers MK3 from the RAF for light utility and Air Abservation Post duties in the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies.
Four went to the MLD(Dutch Naval Airservices) for primary pilot training.During the fifties the Austers were replaced by Piper Super Cub's. Many were sold to civilians.
In 1955 one went to the Rijkspolitie(Police) and became the first aircraft of their new started AOP Service. The PH-POL had been in service till 1963 and than replaced by the
: Cessna FA337G Skymaster
: FS2004 and FSX
: Mike Stone
: Rijkspolitie, Dutch Police
: Complete aircraft
The Cessna 336 Skymaster initially flew in Februari 1961 and had fixed landing. 195 of this model were built
In February 1965 Cessna introduced the model 337 Super Skymaster. Larger, more powerful engines and a
retractable landing gear. The Skymaster handles differently from a conventional twin-engine aircraft, primarily
in that if an engine fails, the plane will not yaw toward that engine. Many variations have been built over the
years. Different engine types, with and without a pressurized cabin, types for civil and military use. In total
2993 Skymasters are built, including 513 military variants. In 1982 the production in the US stopped but was
continued by Reims Aviation in France.Reims built 172.
The Dutch Police had two Skymasters had in its fleet. In addition to air observation of traffic situations, the
aircraft were also used to check oil pollution in the North Sea and Wadden Sea. The PH-RPD was from
October 1973 to July 1987 in the fleet of the Rijkspolitie.