Avro Aircraft Types

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AVRO 545

YEAR BUILT: 1919

WINGSPAN: 36 ft

HEIGHT: 10 ft 5 in

NUMBER BUILT:

LENGTH: 29 ft 5 in

CREW: 2

CRUISING SPEED: 70 mph

POWERPLANT: 1 x 150 hp Sunbeam

Avro 545
Avro 545

At Hamble in October 1919.

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Avro 545
Avro 545

At Hamble in October 1919.

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NOTES: Prototype for the Avro 548.

AVRO 546

YEAR BUILT: 1919

WINGSPAN: 36 ft 9 in

HEIGHT: 10 ft 5 in

NUMBER BUILT:

LENGTH: 29 ft 5 in

CREW: 1 (+ 3 passengers)

MAX SPEED: 90 mph

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

Avro 546
Avro 546

At Hamble in December 1919.

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Avro 546
Avro 546

At Hamble in December 1919.

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NOTES: Variant of the Avro 536 with enclosed cabin for its passengers.

AVRO 547

YEAR BUILT: 1920

WINGSPAN: 37 ft 3 in

HEIGHT: 14 ft 5 in

NUMBER BUILT: 2

LENGTH: 29 ft 10 in

CREW: 1 (+ 4 passengers)

MAX SPEED: 96 mph

POWERPLANT: 1 x 160 hp Beardmore or 1 x 240 hp Siddeley Puma

Avro 547
Avro 547

At Hamble in February 1920.

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Avro 547
Avro 547

At Hamble in February 1920.

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NOTES: 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.

AVRO 548

YEAR FIRST BUILT: 1919

WINGSPAN: 36 ft

HEIGHT: 10 ft 5 in

NUMBER BUILT: 38

LENGTH: 29 ft 5 in

CREW: 1 (+ 2 passengers)

MAX SPEED: 80 mph or 91 mph (Avro 548A)

POWERPLANT: 1 x 80 hp Renault or 1 x 120 hp Airdisco (Avro 548A)

Avro 548
Avro 548

At Hamble.

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Avro 548
Avro 548

At Hamble.

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NOTES: Used for training and pleasure flying until the 1930s.

AVRO ALDERSHOT

TYPE 549

YEAR FIRST BUILT: 1922

NUMBER BUILT: 17

WINGSPAN: 68 ft

LENGTH: 45 ft

HEIGHT: 15 ft 3 in

CREW: 3

MAX SPEED: 110 mph (Aldershot III)

POWERPLANT: 1 x 650 hp Rolls-Royce Condor III or 1 x 1,000 hp Napier Cub or 1 x 850 hp Beardmore Typhoon I

ARMAMENT: .303 Lewis gun. Up to 2,000 lb bomb load

Avro Aldershot (Type 549)
Avro Aldershot (Type 549)

At Hamble in 1922.

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Avro Aldershot (Type 549)
Avro Aldershot (Type 549)

At Hamble in 1922.

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NOTES: Designed to meet Specification 2/20. The Air Ministry ordered 15 Aldershots to form 99 Sqn RAF.

AVRO 551

YEAR BUILT: 1920

WINGSPAN: 36 ft

HEIGHT: 10 ft 5 in

NUMBER BUILT: 1

LENGTH: 28 ft

CREW: 1 (+ 1 passenger)

POWERPLANT: 1 x 180 hp Wolseley Viper

Avro 551
Avro 551

At Hamble.

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Avro 551
Avro 551

At Hamble.

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NOTES: Prototype for a two-seat advanced trainer which became the Type 552.

AVRO 552

YEAR FIRST BUILT: 1920

WINGSPAN: 36 ft

HEIGHT: 10 ft 5 in

NUMBER BUILT: 23+

LENGTH: 28 ft

CREW: 1 (+ 1 passenger)

POWERPLANT: 1 x 180 hp Wolseley Viper

Avro 552
Avro 552

At Hamble in August 1921.

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Avro 552
Avro 552

At Hamble in August 1921.

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NOTES: Two-seat advanced trainer built both as a landplane and seaplane variant. Sold to Argentina and Bulgaria. Built under licence in Canada.

AVRO BISON

TYPE 555

YEAR FIRST BUILT: 1921

WINGSPAN: 46 ft

HEIGHT: 13 ft 6 in

NUMBER BUILT: 55

LENGTH: 36 ft

CREW: 4

POWERPLANT: 1 x 480 hp Napier Lion II

ARMAMENT: 1 x .303 Vickers machine gun 1 x .303 Lewis gun plus bombs on bomb racks

Avro Bison (Type 555)
Avro Bison (Type 555)

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Avro Bison (Type 555)
Avro Bison (Type 555)

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NOTES: Designed to meet Specification 3/21 for a deck landing marine reconnaissance aircraft. Served in the RAF from 1923-29.

AVRO AVA

TYPE 557

YEAR BUILT: 1924

WINGSPAN: 96 ft 10 in

HEIGHT: 19 ft 8 in

NUMBER BUILT: 2

LENGTH: 61 ft 9 in

CREW: 5

POWERPLANT: 2 x 650 hp Rolls-Royce Condor III

ARMAMENT: 3 x .303 Lewis guns 1 x torpedo or up to 2,000 lb bomb load

Avro Ava (Type 557)
Avro Ava (Type 557)

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Avro Ava (Type 557)
Avro Ava (Type 557)

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NOTES: Designed for coastal defence and capable of carrying a torpedo. Only two aircraft were built before the Admiralty adopted the MK VIII torpedo, rendering the design obsolete.

AVRO 558

YEAR BUILT: 1923

WINGSPAN: 30 ft

HEIGHT: 19 ft 8 in

NUMBER BUILT: 2

LENGTH: 19 ft 6 in

CREW: 1

POWERPLANT: 1 x B and H or 1 x 500 cc Douglas or 1 x 698 cc Blackburne Tomtit

Avro 558
Avro 558

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Avro 558
Avro 558

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NOTES: Built for the Daily Mail Light Aeroplane Trials in 1923. Awarded the Duke of Sutherland's £100 prize for its excellent performance.

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