The T.1/37 at Martlesham Heath in December 1938, having been flown there from Heston by Sqn Ldr G. L. G. Richmond on November 17.
The T.1/37 L7706 at Heston shortly after completion in September 1938.
The Heston T.1/37 trainer prototype L7706 was built in 1939, but failed to win production orders. It eventually became instructional airframe 2371M.
The 42ft-span trainer was somewhat larger than the Miles Magister and de Havilland Tiger Moth.
The trainer’s 190 h.p. D.H. Gipsy Queen engine was easily removable and drove a fixed-pitch wooden propeller.
Another photograph of the trainer at Martlesham Heath in December 1938. Take-off flap was automatically selected when the throttle was opened.
The fin and rudder of the trainer looked incongruous, and are reminiscent of those of the company's Napier racer of the same period.
Two views of the manufacturer’s scale model of the Heston T.1/37 trainer. The design of the aircraft was completed in May 1937 and the full-sized trainer differed from the model only in detail.
Another view of the manufacturer’s model of the trainer.