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Anonymous AOP.9 at Newark
The fuselage of the as yet unidentified Auster AOP.9 in Number One hangar at the Newark Air Museum. (NAM)
In display Hangar One at the Newark Air Museum in Winthorpe, restoration of the currently unidentified Auster AOP.9 is progressing steadily. The main fuselage structure has been de-corroded and primed, and work is now well under way on the nose cowlings and panels.
Significant progress is also being made with the internal restoration, with the main instrument panels rebuilt and installed. Most missing items of instrumentation are available in the museum store, including an original radio set.