Aircraft History

First introduced into Royal Air Force service in 1924, the Siskin was built by Sir W.G Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd as a biplane fighter powered by an Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar radial engine. It had originally been designed during the First World War to be fitted with the failed ABC Dragonfly radial engine. It remained in RAF service until 1932 and was also used by the Estonian Air Force and equipped the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1927 until 1939. It was noted for its aerobatic capability and was used by display teams in the RAF and RCAF.

Model History

This 1:24 scale model was donated to the Museum by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd in 1954. It was apparently built as a presentation or display model.

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