World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Foster, Wikner Aircraft

 

Foster, Wikner Aircraft

The Foster, Wikner Aircraft Company Limited was a British aircraft manufacturer formed in 1936.

History

The Australian aircraft designer Geoffrey N. Wikner moved to England in May 1934 he look for partners to build cheap and efficient aircraft. With V. Foster and J.F Lusty they formed the Foster, Wikner Aircraft Company Limited on the 9 September 1936. J.F Lusty and the Lusty family were furniture manufacturers (William Lusty & Sons Limited). The company set up in their furniture factory at Lusty's Works in Bromley-by-Bow, London and built the prototype Foster Wikner Wicko.[1]

In 1937 the company moved to premises at Southampton (Eastleigh) Airport, Hampshire. Production of the Wicko was started but was abandoned after the eleventh aircraft due to the start of the Second World War.

Geoffrey Wikner flew for the Air Transport Auxiliary during the war, and in 1946 returned to Australia in a converted Handley Page Halifax bomber.

Aircraft

References

  1. ^ "march io | aircraft plywood | foster wikner | 1938 | 0666 | Flight Archive". Flight International. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Restoration information on the Foster Wikner Wicko G-AFJB". WICKO.com. 14 August 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982–1985). Orbis Publishing. 
  • Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 2. London: Putnam.  
  • Smith, Ron (2002). British Built Aircraft Greater London. Tempus Publishing.  


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.