List of Avro Aircraft Types

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Type

Name

Notes

Photograph

581

581 Avian

  • Won six-lap race at the Daily Mail Light Aeroplane Trials at Lymne in 1926

  • Bert Hinkler flew solo from England to Australia in 15 days, smashing the world's long-distance record

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584

584 Avocet

  • A shipboard seaplane fighter designed for Specification 17/25 in 1926

  • Armed with two Vickers machine-guns

  • Used as a practice machine for Schneider Trophy pilots

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594 & 616

594 & 616 Avian

  • Amelia Earheart flew an Avian Mk III across North America in 1928

  • Wilfred 'Wop' May delivered medicine to Alberta when there was an outbreak of diphtheria in 1929

  • Won the 1930 King's Cup Race

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604

604 Antelope

  • A high performance day bomber designed for Specification 12/26 in 1926

  • Lost out to the Hawker Hart and didn't progress further than the initial prototype

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618

618 Ten

  • Licenced version of the Fokker F.VII B/3M

  • Carried eight passengers and two pilots (hence the name)

  • Used overseas in Australia, India and Egypt

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619 & 624

619 Five & 624 Six

  • Scaled-down versions of the Avro Ten

  • Used overseas in Australia, Kenya and China

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621

621 Tutor

  • Replaced the Avro 504 as the RAF's frontline trainer in 1933

  • Boasted a steel tube airframe and built using mass production techniques

  • Sold to both military and civil customers

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626 & 637

626 & 637

  • A multi-role variant of the Avro Tutor

  • Sold to the air force of fifteen countries

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627

627 Mailplane

  • Developed as a mail carrier for Canadian Airways

  • Set the fastest time in the 1932 King's Cup Air Race

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631

631 Cadet

  • Aerobatic biplane sold to flying schools

  • The 643 II variant was used by the Royal Australian Air Force

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