PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF AVRO AIRCRAFT 1915 - 1920

519

519 Gallery

  • The first Admiralty single-seat Type 519
    No 8440. Four prototypes built, two for the RNAS and two for the RFC. Avro's new erecting shops at Hamble in May 1916

    Source: F.Manson - British Bomber Since 1914

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523 PIKE

523 Pike Gallery

  • Avro 523 Pike - 150hp Green engines 1917 Hamble

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    Avro 523 Pike - 150hp Green engines 1917 Hamble with hangers in back ground

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    Sunbeam Nubian

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527

527 Gallery


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530

530 Gallery

  • Avro 530 - Two seat fighter
    Two seater fighter
    200hp Sunbeam Arab
    1917 Hamble

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    Avro 530
    Two seater fighter
    200hp Sunbeam Arab or Hispano Suiza
    1917 Hamble


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531 SPIDER

531 Spider Gallery

  • Avro 531 Spider

    Single seater fighter
    130hp Clerget Engine
    The front fuselage section was from a 504k married to a shorterned rear fuselage and the first engine was 110hp Le Rhone. This was done to speed up manufacturing and also to keep down costs as this was an unsponsored private venture.
    Armament was a single synchronised Vickers gun on top of the fuselage. It was hoped that the Spider to take over from the Avro 504k in the night fighter home defence role.

    1918 Hamble

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    Avro 531 Spider

    The Vickers gun can be clearly seen, note that it is slightly off centre.

    Feedback on its performance was that it was a delight to handle, the controls were powerful and well harmonised which gave the aircraft great maneuverability and made it a good match to other aircraft of the era.

    1918

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534 BABY

534 Baby Gallery

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547

547 

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AUTOGYRO

Autogyro Gallery

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Autogyro Video

 

Avro built Autogyros under licence from Juan de la Cierva. In the video you can see one of these Autogiro's with a single rotor with four independent, freely flapping blades mounted on a long shaft above an Avro airplane fuselage.

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