This Kitten is really pretty….

Dart Kitten II

Many people seem to think that the light aircraft is a relatively modern phenomenon, as well as the adaptation of car engines as aircraft motive power. Here is living proof that these concepts were alive and well in the 1930s. The pretty, and unique, Dart Kitten, one of just a handful of aircraft built by the Dunstable-based Dart Aircraft, is seen here at GVFWE, Hullavington.  This single-seater was first flown in 1937, powered by one of the famous J.A.P. 99 engines of 37hp (used in Mogan Super Sport three-wheelers and J.A.P motorcycles). Two Kittens were built in 1937, with two more postwar, including a home-built example in  Australia.

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