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Role light aircraft
Manufacturer Air Navigation and Engineering Company Limited
Designed by John Bewsher
First flight 1926
Retired 1928
Number built 1

The ANEC IV Missel Thrush was a 1920s British two-seat light aircraft built by Air Navigation and Engineering Company Limited at Addlestone Surrey.



The ANEC IV biplane was designed by John Bewsher for the 1926 Lympne light aircraft trial for two seaters fitted with engines of less than 170lb. It did not make the competition as the undercarriage collapsed in a taxiing accident. In 1927 the only aircraft built (registered G-EBPI) was sold to a private owner who replaced the original Blackburne Thrush radial engine with a Armstrong Siddeley Genet II engine. The owner was killed and the aircraft destroyed while competing in the 1928 King's Cup Race.


Specifications (ANEC IV)

General characteristics

  • Crew: One, pilot
  • Length: 21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)
  • Wingspan: 28 ft 0 in (8.54 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 0 in (2.44 m)
  • Wing area: 210 ft² (19.5 m²)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,150 lb (523 kg)
  • Powerplant:Blackburne Thrush 3-cylinder radial, 35 hp (26 kW)



  • Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 1. London: Putnam. ISBN 0 370 10006 9.  

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