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Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 120hp Gipsy 11
Period of Service: 1929 - 1929

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

Spartan

 
Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Simmonds
Country of Manufacture: United States
Role: Utility
 
Description:

In order to find a replacement for the Avro 504K in the elimentary training role, the Department of Defence ordered a single example of the Arrow (together with an Avro Avian and DH60M Moth).

 The Arrow was shipped to Cape Town and flown to Zwartkop on 6 May 1929. The aircraft was allocated serial 503.

The Avian was chossen and the Arrow was sold in October 1929.