Consul

A post-war civil conversion gave some surplus Oxfords a new lease of life

A very fine study of the first Consul, G-AGVY, whichwent to Bata Shoes.
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At the end of the war, as well as 40 Oxfords that had been civilianised and registered, more than 150 were converted into a civil airliner version as the Airspeed AS65 Consul. It was successful for a period and ensured the survival of a handful of examples of the Oxford family, though all the Envoys had disappeared by the 1960s.

The Consul was able to provide a cost-effective light transport twin, predominately popular around the British Commonwealth and Europe.

Despite the wooden construction, the type seems to have been effective.

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