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Biographical entry Percival, Edgar Wikner (1897 - 1984)

23 February 1897
Albury, New South Wales, Australia
21 January 1984
London, England
Aviator and Aircraft designer


Edgar Wikner Percival built the winning entry in the 1924 Australian Aero Club competition to design a light aircraft. He used drawings supplied by H.E. Broadsmith (qv). Later, while working for the Bristol Aeroplane Company, he designed and manufactured the Percival 'Gull', a three-seater, low-wing cantilever monoplane.

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  • McCarthy, John, 'Percival, Edgar Wikner (1897-1984), pilot and aircraft designer', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 199-200. Also available at Details

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Rosanne Walker