Avro Aircraft Types

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ROE I BIPLANE

YEAR BUILT: 1908 

NUMBER BUILT:

WINGSPAN: 36 ft 

LENGTH: 23 ft 

CREW: 1

POWERPLANT: 1 x 6 hp JAP or 1 x 24 hp Antoinette

Roe I Biplane
Roe I Biplane

A.V. Roe modifying the Roe I Biplane at Brooklands, 1908.

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Roe I Biplane
Roe I Biplane

A.V. Roe modifying the Roe I Biplane at Brooklands, 1908.

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NOTES: Unofficial first flight on 8th June 1908 at Brooklands, Weybridge.

ROE I TRIPLANE

YEAR BUILT: 1909 

NUMBER BUILT: 2

WINGSPAN: 20 ft

LENGTH: 23 ft

HEIGHT: 9 ft

CREW: 1

MAX SPEED: 25 mph

POWERPLANT: 1 x 9 hp JAP

Roe I Triplane
Roe I Triplane

A.V. Roe with the Roe I Triplane at Blackpool, October, 1909.

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Roe I Triplane
Roe I Triplane

A.V. Roe with the Roe I Triplane at Blackpool, October, 1909.

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NOTES: A.V. Roe completes the first flight in an all British aircraft by a British pilot when he flies the Roe I Triplane at Lea Marshes, Walthamstow, on 13th July 1909.

ROE II TRIPLANE

YEAR BUILT: 1910 

NUMBER BUILT: 2

WINGSPAN: 26 ft

LENGTH: 23 ft

HEIGHT: 9 ft

CREW: 1

MAX SPEED: 40 mph

POWERPLANT: 1 x 35 hp Green

Roe II Triplane
Roe II Triplane

At the Olympia Aero Show, London, March 1910.

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Roe II Triplane
Roe II Triplane

At the Olympia Aero Show, London, March 1910.

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NOTES: Also known as the Mercury, the Roe II Triplane was the first aeroplane to be built at Brownsfield Mill.

ROE III TRIPLANE

YEAR BUILT: 1910 

NUMBER BUILT: 4

WINGSPAN: 31 ft

LENGTH: 23 ft

CREW: 1 (plus 1 passenger)

POWERPLANT: 1 x 35 hp JAP or 1 x 35 hp Green

Roe III Triplane
Roe III Triplane

Alliott Verdon-Roe flying with a passenger at Blackpool, July 1910.

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Roe III Triplane
Roe III Triplane

Alliott Verdon-Roe flying with a passenger at Blackpool, July 1910.

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NOTES: A.V. Roe passes the Royal Aero Club test in this aeroplane to gain his Aviators Certificate.

ROE IV TRIPLANE

YEAR BUILT: 1910 

NUMBER BUILT: 1

WINGSPAN: 32 ft

LENGTH: 30 ft

HEIGHT: 9 ft

CREW: 1

POWERPLANT: 1 x 35 hp Green

Roe IV Triplane
Roe IV Triplane

Replica.

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Roe IV Triplane
Roe IV Triplane

Replica.

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NOTES: Howard Pixton gained flying experience with this aeroplane.

AVRO TYPE D

YEAR BUILT: 1911 

NUMBER BUILT: 7

WINGSPAN: 31 ft

LENGTH: 28 ft

HEIGHT: 9 ft 2 in

CREW: 1

SPEED: 45 - 50 mph

POWERPLANT: 1 x 35 hp Green or 1 x 45 hp Green or 1 x 35 hp Viale or 1 x 50 hp Isaacson or 1 x 50 hp E.N.V

Avro Type D
Avro Type D

At Brooklands, October 1911.

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Avro Type D
Avro Type D

At Brooklands, October 1911.

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NOTES: Became the first British aeroplane to take off from water on 18th November 1911 at Barrow-in-Furness.

AVRO TYPE E

YEAR BUILT: 1912

WINGSPAN: 36 ft

HEIGHT: 9 ft 9 in

NUMBER BUILT: 1

LENGTH: 30 ft 6 in

CREW: 1

MAX SPEED: 50 mph

POWERPLANT: 1 x 60 hp E.N.V or 1 x 60 hp A.B.C

Avro Type E
Avro Type E

At Shoreham circa. 1912.

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Avro Type E
Avro Type E

At Shoreham circa. 1912.

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NOTES: An evolution of the Type D, used by the Avro Flying School at Shoreham.

AVRO TYPE F

YEAR BUILT: 1912

NUMBER BUILT: 1

WINGSPAN: 28 ft

LENGTH: 23 ft

CREW: 1

MAX SPEED: 65 mph

POWERPLANT: 1 x 35 hp Viale

Avro Type F
Avro Type F

At Brooklands, 1912.

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Avro Type F
Avro Type F

At Brooklands, 1912.

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NOTES: First aircraft in the world with a fully enclosed cockpit.

AVRO TYPE G

YEAR BUILT: 1912

WINGSPAN: 35 ft 3 in

HEIGHT: 9 ft 9 in

NUMBER BUILT: 1

LENGTH: 28 ft 6 in

CREW: 1

MAX SPEED: 61.8 mph

POWERPLANT: 1 x 60 hp Green

Avro Type G
Avro Type G

At Larkhill, August 1912.

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Avro Type G
Avro Type G

At Larkhill, August 1912.

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NOTES: Designed for the Military Aeroplane Competition of August 1912 and awarded £100 for completing all the tests.

AVRO 500

YEAR BUILT: 1912

WINGSPAN: 36 ft

HEIGHT: 9 ft 9 in

NUMBER BUILT: 12

LENGTH: 29 ft

CREW: 1

MAX SPEED: 61 mph

POWERPLANT: 1 x 50 hp Gnome or 1 x 100 hp Gnome

Avro 500
Avro 500

Undergoing military trials at Upavon, 1912.

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Avro 500
Avro 500

Undergoing military trials at Upavon, 1912.

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NOTES: Evolution of the Type E and the new numerical classification marked the most successful Avro aeroplane to date. The Avro 500 was ordered by the War Office.

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