List of Avro Aircraft Types

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Type

Name

Notes

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529

529

  • An evolution of the 523

  • Probably intended for long range reconnaissance

  • Performed well in trials but no orders placed

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530

530

  • Two-seat fighter biplane

  • Failed to secure orders because of an engine shortage

  • Lost out to the Bristol F.2B

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531

531 Spider

  • Single-seat fighter armed with a single Vickers gun

  • Spent a short time at the 'School of Special Flying' at Gosport

  • Used by the Avro Transport Company

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533

533 Manchester

  • Single-seat military aircraft

  • Converted to a racer and known as Type 538

  • Uncertainty over engine type led to delayed production

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534

534 Baby

  • Small civil biplane which set many records

  • In 1919 it won the Handicap section of the Aerial Derby and the Victor Trophy Race

  • Chadwick was injured when he crashed an Avro Baby

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536

536

  • A civil biplane capable of carrying four passengers (plus the pilot)

  • Used by the Avro Transport Company, Berkshire Aviation Tours, and Surrey Flying Services

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539

539

  • Single-seater racer aeroplane which could be raced as a landplane or seaplane

  • Entered the 1919 Schneider Trophy Race as the reserve aircraft for the British team

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545 & 548

545 & 548

  • Both were civil biplanes

  • The 545 became the Type 551

  • The 548 was used for training and pleasure flying until the 1930s

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546

546

  • Only one Type 546 was built

  • Featured an enclosed cabin for up to three passengers (plus the pilot)

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547

547

  • Sold to Qantas in 1920 and used for pleasure flights around Sydney

  • Placed second in the Aerial Derby at the Victoria Race Course, 6th May 1920

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