List of Avro Aircraft Types

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Type

Name

Notes

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503

503

  • An improved version of the 501

  • Purchased by the German Government and built under licence

  • Formed the basis for the Gotha Seaplane development

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504

504

  • First single-engined aeroplane to bomb German soil

  • One of the most influential trainer aircraft in history

  • Over 8,000 built

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501

501

  • A large 'Hydro-aeroplane' ordered by the Admiralty

  • Converted to a landplane due to unsatisfactory performance

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508

508

  • Pusher biplane intended as a two seat reconnaissance aircraft

  • Struggled to match the performance of the 504 and wasn't developed

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510

510

  • The last development in the 501/503 series of float seaplanes

  • Served at Coastal Air Stations during World War I

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511

511

  • Appeared at the 5th Olympia Aero Show during March 1914

  • Was due to take part at the 3rd Aerial Derby on 6th June but was damaged beforehand

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519, 522, & 528

519, 522, & 528

  • The 519, 522, and 528 were a series of long-range bombers

  • Built during 1915-16 and served with the RFC and RNAS

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521

521

  • Designed as a high speed unarmed observation aeroplane

  • The prototype crashed on 21st September 1916, killing its pilot Lt W.H.S. Garnett

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523

523 Pike

  • Designed in 1915 to satisfy the War Office specification for a 'Class II Fighting Biplane'

  • Found to be dangerously tail heavy on a test flight but landed safely when Roy Dobson climbed along the front fuselage!

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527

527

  • An attempt to resurrect the 504 as a fighter aeroplane

  • Project shelved after trials at Farnborough in 1916

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