In 1919, the company built the Whippet, a small single-seat
biplane designed by John W. Kenworthy.
Powered by a 45hp Anzani air-cooled radial engine,
the Whippet was intended for the private flyer, but
fell victim to the postwar recession. Only five were
built at Austin's Northfield Works.
|Carl Coleman, e-mail, 07.05.2015 13:48|
Re Austin Whippet aircraft owned by my grandfather Percy Coleman of Wanganui. Any person wishing to contact me can do so via the following email address : email@example.com
|james Stringer, e-mail, 04.05.2015 17:09|
Carl and Dallas. please be kind enough to let me know the outcome of your research. e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
|Dallas carrad nz, e-mail, 07.03.2015 07:01|
If carl would leave his email address I will contact him about the whippet
|Carl Coleman, e-mail, 12.08.2014 05:46|
The Austin Whippet owned by my grandfather Percy Coleman was sold on to a Mr W R Bennett, not "won" by any Mr Carrad. Unless Mr D Carrad (Jnr) has proof otherwise, such statements are misleading to say the very least. I would welcome contact and proof positive to verify the statement.
|dallas carrad, e-mail, 28.02.2012 23:54|
my father georgecharles carrad won a whippet off a mr coleman at whannganui
|Ian Kingsnorth, e-mail, 16.02.2012 16:16|
We at The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum in Doncaster have a full size model (replica) of the Whippet which is on display in our hangar. your welcome to come and visit of course. best regards Ian
|James Stringer, e-mail, 30.11.2011 12:42|
I would very much like to get in touch with Carl Coleman regarding the Whippet owned by his Grandfather. have tried the e-mail address but it was not recognised. Please be kind enought to contat me at: email@example.com
Many thanks. Jim Stringer - V.P. The Vintage Austin Register.
|Robin Morton, e-mail, 05.09.2011 21:41|
One-eighth scale plans of the Whippet were published by Aeromodeller Plans Service as FSP 480. They are not listed under 'X-List' plans any more, but I have a rather battered set which I could copy. Full details about the aircraft were published in 'Flight' magazine for 14th August 1919, pages 1076 et seq.
Regards, Robin Morton, Chedworth, Glos, UK.
|Barry Collins, e-mail, 02.09.2010 17:28|
I have a 90% finished 1 /5th scale model. If anybody would like to complete it they can collect it with full research info. and colour scheme swaps. Contact me on above e.mail address.
|Carl Coleman, e-mail, 04.01.2010 13:13|
My grandfather, Percy Coleman, owned one of the two Whippets that were sold in New Zealand. If anyone has any information of it's survival or demise, I would welcome any contact. I do know that my grandfather's last flight in the Whippet ended with a crash into a corn field after clipping some powerlines during take-off. I have quite a few photos of the plane (including the aftermath of the crash).
|Norm McKelvey, e-mail, 26.09.2008 00:49|
I had heard and driven in an Austin Whippet car but never taken notice of an Austin Whippert aircraft despite being an aircraft enginneer all my life until we had a recent enquiry at our Museum. Regrds, Norm
|Simon van der Werff, e-mail, 26.01.2008 15:38|
We own a anzani 6 cilinder engine the same as used on the whippet. we are going to use it on a pietenpol aircamper.
we like some more information about the engine and the dimensions of the prop.
Regards Simon van der Werff
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