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Air Navigation and Engineering Co

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February 1921.
November 1922. Whippet.
November 1922. Whippet.
October 1923. Bleriot Whippet.
October 1923.
October 1923. Models, prices and specifications.
1924. ANEC II. Two-seat monoplane. Exhibit at Shuttleworth Collection.

Air Navigation and Engineering Co (ANEC). of Addlestone, Surrey, builders of aircraft and cars.

In 1919 the company succeeded the wartime Bleriot and Spad Engineering Company; also see Bleriot Ltd. The first aircraft they built was the high-wing ANEC-1 fitted with a Blackburne Tomtit modified motorcycle engine.

Chief designer was W. S. Shackleton who later joined William Beardmore and Co.

Agent for Bleriot automobiles

Made light cars for Eric Longden Cars.

1920 Produced the Whippet (previously called the Jones-Marchant after its designers)

1926 The last aircraft was built.

1927 Ceased trading

See Also


Sources of Information

  • British Aircraft Manufacturers since 1908 by Gunter Endres. Pub 1995
  • A-Z of Cars of the 1920s by Nick Baldwin. 1994. ISBN 1 870979 53 2