Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Light Aircraft

From Graces Guide

1935 Company founded by John Brady to produce 2-seater aeroplane with low cost of ownership, comparable to that of a cheap car [1].

By 1936 the Aeronca had been selected as the most suitable design; this was US design to which Brady gained the licence for British Empire and Europe. Orders had been obtained and a long distance flight had demonstrated its capability.

1936 Taken over by Aeronautical Corporation of Great Britain [2]. It was planned to fit the Aeronca with a J.A.P. engine.

A version of the C-3 with fabric-covered ailerons (instead of metal), designated the Aeronca 100, was built in England under license by Light Aircraft. However, the expected sales never materialized and only 24 Aeronca 100s were manufactured before production was halted.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 27 April 1936
  2. The Times, 27 April 1936
  • [1] Aeronca Aircraft History