Slingsby T53 production lists


T53A All-metal two-seater; prototype only, flown March 1967


T53B Flown 28.3.68; 17 built (one modified to partial T53C standard before completion) Plus four not completed - destroyed by fire at Kirbymoorside 18.11.68


T53C T53B with improvements; none built as such, but one T53B modified to partial T53C spec before completion, and two modified after completion.


T53D Powered trainer; not built


T53E Powered trainer; presumed not completed


Yorkshire Sailplanes YS53 Four aircraft (only two new-build)
(1) Modified from interim T53C
(2) First production YS53 (used some parts from a wrecked T53B), flown 21.7.73
(3) Partially built by Yorkshire Sailplanes; completed by Geoff Bailey-Woods
(4) Modified from T53B
Ser No. Reg 1 Reg 2 Reg 3 / Remarks
T53A 1560 -
First flown 9.3.67; scrapped 9.69
T53B 1574 XV951
W/o 11.4.72; parts to YS-53 s/n 02
T53B 1575 ZK-GFW
Cancelled
T53B 1576 (VH-GUC)
Not completed; destroyed by fire, Kirbymoorside 18.11.68
T53B 1577 N1578

T53B 1578 -
Not completed; destroyed by fire, Kirbymoorside 18.11.68
T53B 1600 N2477

T53B 1601 N253X

T53B 1602 -
Not completed; destroyed by fire, Kirbymoorside 18.11.68
T53B 1609 -
Not completed; destroyed by fire, Kirbymoorside 18.11.68
T53B 1653 N1663

T53B 1654 - BGA 1898 To YS-53; wrecked .92/93
T53B 1686 VH-GUB

T53B 1687 ZK-GFQ

T53B 1688 N1664

T53B 1700 N11CC
Destroyed
T53B 1702 HB-945

T53B 1703 N8317

T53B 1717 4X-GEG
Heavy landing; stored
T53B 1718 G.1 BGA 2132 G-DDHE, Aviation Preservation Society of Scotland, Portmoak
T53B 1719 BGA 1512
Crashed on approach, Dunkeswell 18.9.83
T53B/C 1721 - BGA 1787 To YS53; stored
YS53 02 BGA 1811 G-DCUD
YS53 03 BGA 1897 G-DCXV Gliding Heritage Centre, Lasham



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