Canis Unfamiliar is - Beagle's A.109 Airedale

The Beagle Airedale was doomed to fail from its very inception and remains a gloomy reminder of the beginning of the end for the British aviation industry. Despite the type's near extinction, several aircraft still exist worldwide and, as Andy Heap found out recently when he flew New Zealand's sole example, it is a wonderful aircraft in its own right.

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