List of Avro Aircraft Types

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Type

Name

Notes

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549

549 Aldershot

  • Single-engined heavy bomber built to meet Specification 2/20

  • The Air Ministry ordered 15 Aldershots to form 99 Sqn RAF

Avro 549 Aldershot IV
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551 & 552

551 & 552

  • Began as a landplane (551) but converted into a seaplane (552)

  • Sold to Argentina and Bulgaria

  • Built under licence in Canada

Avro 552
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555

555 Bison

  • Designed in 1921 to meet Specification 3/21 for a deck landing marine reconnaissance aircraft

  • Served in the RAF between 1923-29

Avro 555A Bison II
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557

557 Ava

  • 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 557 Ava
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558

558

  • Built for the Daily Mail Light Aeroplane Trials in 1923

  • Awarded the Duke of Sutherland's £100 prize for its excellent performance

Avro 558
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560

560

  • Designed by A.V. Roe himself for the Daily Mail Light Aeroplane Trials in 1923

  • Underwent trials with the RAF but lost out to the DH 53 Humming Bird

Avro 560
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561 & 563

561 & 563 Andover

  • Military transport and flying ambulance

  • Converted from the 549 Aldershot

  • Four aircraft built

Avro 563 Andover
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562

562 Avis

  • Built specifically for the Air Ministry's Two Seat Light Aeroplane Trials at Lymne in 1924

  • Hinkler won the Grosvenor Challenge Trophy in the Avis

Avro 562 Avis
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566

566 Avenger

  • Initially designed as a single-seater fighter

  • Competed in a number of races including the 1928 King's Cup as the 567 Avenger II

Avro 566 Avenger I
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571

571 Buffalo

  • Produced in response to Specification 21/23 for a deck-landing bomber

  • Lost out to the Blackburn Ripon when trialled at Martlesham Heath in 1926

Avro 571 Buffalo I
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