Avro Aircraft Types

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AVRO 527

YEAR BUILT: 1916

WINGSPAN: 36 ft

NUMBER BUILT:

CREW: 2

ARMAMENT: 1 x 0.303 Lewis gun

POWERPLANT: 1 x 150 hp Sunbeam

Avro 527
Avro 527

At Farnborough in 1916.

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Avro 527
Avro 527

At Farnborough in 1916.

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NOTES: An attempt to resurrect the Avro 504 as a fighter aeroplane.

AVRO 528

YEAR BUILT: 1916

WINGSPAN: 65 ft

NUMBER BUILT:

CREW: 2

LENGTH: 33 ft 8 in

POWERPLANT: 1 x 250 hp Sunbeam

Avro 528
Avro 528

At Hamble.

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Avro 528
Avro 528

At Hamble.

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NOTES: Known as the Silver King. Long-range bomber built for the Admiralty.

AVRO 529

YEAR BUILT: 1916/17

NUMBER BUILT: 2

CREW: 3

WINGSPAN: 63 ft (64 ft 1 in)

LENGTH: 39 ft 8 in

HEIGHT: 13 ft

MAX SPEED: 95 mph (116 mph)

ARMAMENT: 2 x .303 Lewis guns (plus 20 x 50 lb bombs)

POWERPLANT: 2 x 190 hp Rolls-Royce Falcon (Avro 529) or 2 x 230 hp B.H.P (Avro 529A)

Avro 529
Avro 529

At Hamble.

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Avro 529
Avro 529

At Hamble.

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NOTES: The Avro 529 was a modification of the Avro Pike and was ordered by the Admiralty for long-range bombing duties. The specifications in brackets are for the Avro 529A.

AVRO 530

YEAR BUILT: 1917

WINGSPAN: 36 ft

HEIGHT: 9 ft 7 in

NUMBER BUILT: 2

CREW: 2

LENGTH: 28 ft 6 in

MAX SPEED: 114 mph

ARMAMENT: 1 x .303 Vickers machine gun plus 1 x .303 Lewis gun

POWERPLANT: 1 x 200 hp Hispano-Suiza or 1 x 200 hp Sunbeam Arab

Avro 530
Avro 530

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Avro 530
Avro 530

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NOTES: Two-seater fighter biplane which failed to secure orders because of an engine shortage.

AVRO SPIDER

TYPE 531

YEAR BUILT: 1918

WINGSPAN: 28 ft 6 in

HEIGHT: 7 ft 10 in

NUMBER BUILT: 1

CREW: 1

LENGTH: 20 ft 6 in

MAX SPEED: 120 mph

ARMAMENT: 1 x .303 Vickers machine gun

POWERPLANT: 1 x 110 hp Le Rhône or 1 x 130 hp Clerget

Avro Spider (Type 531)
Avro Spider (Type 531)

At Hamble.

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Avro Spider (Type 531)
Avro Spider (Type 531)

At Hamble.

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NOTES: Spent a short time at the 'School of Special Flying' at Gosport and was also used by the Avro Transport Company.

AVRO MANCHESTER

TYPE 533

YEAR BUILT: 1918

WINGSPAN: 60 ft

HEIGHT: 12 ft 6 in

NUMBER BUILT: 3

LENGTH: 37 ft

CREW: 3

MAX SPEED: 112 mph - 119 mph

POWERPLANT: 2 x 320 hp A.B.C. Dragonfly I or 2 x 300 hp Siddeley Puma or 2 x 400 hp Liberty 12

Avro Manchester (Type 533)
Avro Manchester (Type 533)

In December 1918.

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Avro Manchester (Type 533)
Avro Manchester (Type 533)

In December 1918.

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NOTES: Not to be confused with the Avro 679 Manchester. Uncertainty over engine type led to delayed production.

AVRO BABY

TYPE 534

POWERPLANT: 1 x 35 hp Green or 1 x 60 hp A.D.C. Cirrus I or 1 x 80 hp Le Rhône

MAX SPEED: 78 - 90 mph

CREW: 1

HEIGHT: 7 ft 6 in

LENGTH: 17 ft 6 in

WINGSPAN: 25 ft

NUMBER BUILT: 9

YEAR BUILT: 1919

Avro Baby (Type 534)
Avro Baby (Type 534)

At Hamble.

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Avro Baby (Type 534)
Avro Baby (Type 534)

At Hamble.

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NOTES: Set many records. In 1919 it won the Handicap section of the Aerial Derby and the Victor Trophy Race. Roy Chadwick was injured when he crashed an Avro Baby. Also Avro 543 Baby two-seater and Avro 554 Antarctic Baby.

AVRO 536

YEAR BUILT: 1919

WINGSPAN: 36 ft 9 in

HEIGHT: 10 ft 5 in

NUMBER BUILT: 26

LENGTH: 29 ft 5 in

CREW: 1 (+ 4 passengers)

MAX SPEED: 90 mph

POWERPLANT: 1 x 130 hp Clerget or 1 x 150 hp Bentley B.R.1

Avro 536
Avro 536

At Hamble in May 1919.

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Avro 536
Avro 536

At Hamble in May 1919.

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NOTES: Used by the Avro Transport Company, Berkshire Aviation Tours and Surrey Flying Services. A 4-seater variant was assigned as Type 546.

AVRO 538

YEAR BUILT: 1919

WINGSPAN: 28 ft

HEIGHT: 8 ft 6 in

NUMBER BUILT: 1

LENGTH: 20 ft 6 in

CREW: 1

MAX SPEED: 125 mph

POWERPLANT: 1 x 150 hp Bentley B.R.1

Avro 538
Avro 538

At Birkdale Sands, Southport, 1919.

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Avro 538
Avro 538

At Birkdale Sands, Southport, 1919.

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NOTES: Civil version on the Avro Spider used by the Avro Transport Company.

AVRO 539

YEAR BUILT: 1919

WINGSPAN: 25 ft 6 in

HEIGHT: 9 ft 9 in

NUMBER BUILT: 1

LENGTH: 21 ft 4 in

CREW: 1

MAX SPEED: 125 mph

POWERPLANT: 1 x 240 hp Siddeley Puma or 1 x 450 hp Napier Lion

Avro 539
Avro 539

At Bournemouth on 10th September 1919.

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Avro 539
Avro 539

At Bournemouth on 10th September 1919.

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NOTES: 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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