Before World War II the Taylorcraft Auster was designed for the United States' civilian pilot market.
The Taylorcraft Plus C was chosen to be the Auster Mk I.
The Auster's cockpit had excellent viability for the pilot and the observer. The rear of the cockpit had room to carry a small amount of cargo when needed.
The wing had a large trailing edge flaps which allowed for very low speed.
The rudder was large and afforded the Auster excellent turning ability.
There were two hatches that lifted upwards that provided easy access to the engine.
The undercarriage was strong and had big wheels for operating from rough fields. Some models had skis or floats.