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Kingsford Smith Aviation Services KS-1 and KS-2 Drawings
Since the Second World War, Australia has been one of the world's largest agricultural exporters, and this has fueled the demand for agricultural aircraft. With a large number of surplus military aircraft becoming available just after the war, it was almost inevitable that attempts would be made to convert some of these aircraft for agricultural use.
The KS-1 was a post-WWII conversion of the CAC Wackett Trainer for top-dressing and spraying. The chemical hopper was placed in front of the pilot, replacing the original front cockpit seat.
Following many trials and tests a number of modifications were included, resulting in the KS-2. However, even in this modified form it did not meet the requirements of agricultural operators who tested it, so the sole prototype was developed further to become the KS-3 Cropmaster.
(Photo © Ben Dannecker, used with permission)
This is a series of drawings providing details of both the KS-1 and KS-2 (which differed externally only in minor differences around the cockpit).
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First created 18/02/2010 - Last updated 29/12/2011