PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF AVRO AIRCRAFT 1921 - 1939

549 ALDERSHOT

549 Aldershot Gallery 

  • 1st prototype at 'roll-out'. It later became J6952.
    Note the experimental 'Park Bench' aileron balancers to help to lighten aileron loads in flight, patented by AVR in the early 1920's

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    Avro Aldershot 549, 1922 Hamble

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    AVRO Aldershot with Avrobica

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    One of the two prototypes with a 650 hp RR Condor engine

    1922 Hamble

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    Avro Aldershot 549 - 1922 Hamble in flight

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    AVRO Aldershot Advertising

    Flight - January 10th, 1924

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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549 Aldershot with Napier Engine Gallery 

  • Avro Aldershot 549 - 1922 Hamble

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    AVRO Napier - "Avro leads again!

    Flight - January 24th, 1924

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    AVRO Napier
    The most powerful single engined Aeroplane in the world

    Flight - July 10th, 1924

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    AVRO Napier Bomber

    Flight - April 3rd, 1924

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549 Aldershot  Video 

 

Avro Napier long-range bomber

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552

552 Gallery

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555 BISON

555 Bison Gallery
  • Avro 555A Bison
    Mk.II RAF N9977/34
    Belonged to No.421 Flt.on HMS Furious in 1926

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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    Avro 555A Bison coming in to Land
    Mk.II RAF N9844
    Belonged to No.421 Flt.on HMS Furious in 1926
    Photo from MAP

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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    AVRO Bison Advertising

    Flight - May 29th, 1924

    Source:   Dave Robinson -Aviation Ancestry

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    Three AVRO Design's
       AVRO Lynx
       AVRO Aldershot
       AVRO Bison

    Flight - January 3rd, 1924

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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557 AVA

557 Ava Gallery

  • AVRO 557 Ava
    AV standing with Roy Dobson

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560

560 Gallery

  • Avro 560 lightweight cockpit and engine

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    Avro 560 Lightweight Racer - Front view Lympne trials competitor, 1923 Hamble

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    Avro 560
    1923 Lympne Trials No 6

    Source: Ed Coates collection

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    Avro 560 lightweight racer

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    Avro 560 Lightweight Racer - Lympne trials competitor, 1923 Hamble

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    Avro 560 Lightweight Racer - Stripped down fuselage, Hamble

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562 AVIS

562 Avis Gallery

  • Avro 562 Avis
    G-EBKP

    Source:Ed Coates collection

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    Avro Avis - Cherub direct drive and duraliminium screw, 1925 Hamble

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    First in the Grosvenor Cup
    AVRO Avis fitted with a Bristol Cherub engine, and piloted by B. Hinkler won the Grosvenor Cup at Lympne, on October 4th 1924. The machine covered the course of 100 miles in 1hr 31min 5secs. Averagin 65.89mph

    Flight - October 23rd, 1924

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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581, 594, 606, 615, 625 - AVIAN

581, 594, 606, 615, 625 - Avian Gallery 

  • Avro Avian 594 Avian III, SN: R3/AV/101
    Lady Mary Heath stepping out of her Avian
    c. 1927
    Lady Heath was the first women to hold a commercial flying licence in Britain 
    Image courtesy of BAE Systems

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    AV Roe in an Avro Avian III 594, at Hamble in 1928
    G-EBVI of the Hampshire
    Wooden fuselage design

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    Avro 616 Avian Sport
    G-AAYU
    Fitted with a Hermes engine, and the photo was taken at Woodford in 5.30.

    Photo from MAP

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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    Red Rose England to Australia

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    Avro 581 Avian Prototype. HJ Hinkler flying the prototype Avian in Avro 581A form with ADC Cirrus II engine


    1926, Hamble

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    Avro 581 Avian
    G-EBOV

    After landing in Australia

    Source: Ed Coates collection

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    Avro 581 Avian
    G-EBOV

    This was the machine which the indefatigable Australian aviator Herbert (Bert) John Louis Hinkler flew solo between England and Australia in 1928. Bert is seen sitting astride the Avian.

    Leaving Croydon on 7 February, he arrived at his home town of Bundaberg, Queensland on 27 February, thus breaking the old record time between the two countries from 28 to just over 15 days.

    Source: Ed Coates collection

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    Avro 594 Avian III

    CF-CAY is a Type 616 Avian IVM with Genet II engine of the Cape Breton F/C

    Source: Ed Coates collection

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618 TEN

618 Ten Gallery

  • Avro 619 Five was a four passeger plus pilot civil aircraft ebtirely designed in Manchester as a scaled down Avro Ten (8 passengers and two pilots.

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    Avro 618 Ten

    G-AASP taken at Woodford whilst being used as a development test-bed for the Armstrong Siddeley Double Mongoose for Imperial A/W. The engine was fitted to the AW XV airliner used by them in the 30s. The Ten was later delivered to IAL in standard form.
    Source:Ed Coates collection

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    Avro 618 Ten Southern Cloud flying over Melbourne. Later crashed and was missing for many years

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619

619 Gallery
  • Avro 619 Five entirely designed in Manchester. Name derives from four passengers and a pilot. Effectively a scaled down Ten.

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    Avro 619 Five
    G-ABBY

    cn 458 Photo from MAP

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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621 TUTOR

621 Tutor Gallery

  • Avro 621 Tutor
    RAF K4798
    Photo from Flight

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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    Avro 621 Tutor G-AAKT
    cn 321 prototype Type 621 with a Mongoose engine. The type was only named 'Tutor' when ordered by the RAF with a Lynx engine.

    Photo from MAP

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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    AVRO Tutor

    Flight - January 16th, 1936

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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    AVRO Tutor Advertising

    Picture shown in the ad."Efficiency in Training" shows the formation delivery of Avro 626s to the Royal Egyptian A/F leaving Lympne in 10.33.

    Flight - March 19th 1936

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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    AVRO Tutor - The Standard for Training

    Flight - January 5th, 1933

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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    AVRO 626, Tutor and Cadet

    Flight - April 13th, 1933

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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621 Tutor Video

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626

626 Gallery
  • Avro 619 Five entirely designed in Manchester. Name derives from four passengers and a pilot. Effectively a scaled down Ten.

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    Avro 619 Five
    G-ABBY

    cn 458 Photo from MAP

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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631, 638, 639, 643 CADET

631, 638, 639, 643 Cadet Gallery
  • Avro 639 Cabin Cadet
    G-ACGA

    Source: Ed Coates collection

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    Avro 631 Cadet
    G-ABVU

    Source: Ed Coates collection

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    AVRO 626, Tutor and Cadet

    Flight - April 13th, 1933

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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    Avro 638 Cadet

    Source: RAAF, crown copywrite expired

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    Avro 631 Cadet
    G-ABVU

    Source: Ed Coates collection

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641

641 Gallery
  • Avro 641 Commodore G-ACNT in flight

    Source: Ed Coates collection

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    Avro 641 Commodore
    G-ACNT
    3/4 rear view of the prototype taken at Woodford after painting in grey & red as the Avro 'hack' a/c.

    Source: Ed Coates collection

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642

642  Gallery
  • Avro 642/2M Eighteen
    G-ACFV
    Only one ever built

    Source: Ed Coates collection

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    Original nose design

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    Avro 642 / 4M
    VT-AFM

    Aircraft was called "Star of India" and was the only one built

    Whilst in service in India the wings were eaten by white ants!

    Source: Ed Coates collection

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652 ANSON

652 Anson Gallery
  • AVRO Anson
    T.20 VS504
    Pre-delivery shot before delivery to No.3ANS in Rhodesia.

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    AVRO 652A Anson
    Image courtesy of BAE Systems

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    The Collection  :  p6525-0296  :  Roe 652A Anson I  -  VH-AGA of Adastra Aerial Surveys  -  26 Oct 60, at Essendon, Vic.  [John Hopton]

    Former VH-AVT, R9883  -  reg’d 01 Apr 57  -  used for aerial surveying  -  SOR 18 Jul 62, as WFS 30 Jun 62, at Mascot, N.S.W.  -  to Camden Museum of Aviation

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    Avro 652A Anson
    Mk.I RAF K6152
    Is the first production aircraft

    Photo from Flight

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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    AVRO Anson advertising

    Flight - January 28th, 1937

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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    AVRO Anson
    Flying over HMS Furious

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    Avro 652A Anson
    T.22 VV367/O-S is from theRAF Flying College Signals Unit.

    Photo from MAP

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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    Avro 652A Anson V
    CF-EZW
    In the colours of Queen Charlotte A/L

    Source: Ed Coates collection

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    AVRO 652 Advertising

    Flight - January 2nd, 1936

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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    AVRO Anson on patrol

    Flight, April 24th - 1941

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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    The Collection  :  p6525-0706a  :  Roe 652A Anson I  -  N4965 of R.A.A.F., No. 6 Sqn.  -  date & place not known (c. Jan-Jun 40, over N.S.W.)  [origin uncertain, Clive Lynch Collection]

    One of 40 Ansons initially loaned to R.A.A.F.; all were retained here  -  received 04 Apr 39  -  SOC 12 Dec 47, after transfer to D.A.P. for disposal

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    Avro 652A Anson
    C.Mk.19 RAF VM329
    Photo from MAP

    Source: 1000 Aircraft Photos Johan Visschedijk

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    The Collection  :  p6525-0739  :  Roe 652A Anson I (mod.)  -  VH-GVD of Southern Airlines, Ltd.  -  c. mid-/late 1955, at Essendon, Vic.  [Charles Daniel Pratt]

    Former VH-AOC, AW658  -  reg’d 22 Jul 55  -   reg’n change to VH-FIC 17 Jul 57  -  SOR 30 Jun 62 due to D.C.A. policy on glued wooden aircraft - eventually scrapped

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    Avro 652A Anson
    C.19 Series II
    G-AGPG was Avro's 'hack' from 1945 to 1961 - a Woodford favourite!

    Source: Ed Coates collection

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    Avro 652A Anson V
    CF-DRJ

    Source: Ed Coates collection

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    AVRO Anson advertising

    Flight - January 14th, 1937

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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    Anson patrol

    Flight, May 22nd 1941

    Source:   Dave Robinson - Aviation Ancestry

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    The Collection  :  p6525-0733  :  Roe 652A Anson I  -  N1331 of, No.4 Sqn RAAF.  -  date not known, at (?) Canberra, A.C.T.  [origin uncertain, via Clive Lynch Collection]

    One of 40 Ansons initially loaned to the R.A.A.F.; all were retained here  -  received 22 Nov 38  -  to No. 23 Sqn. 07 Feb 39, in use with until 01 Jul 40  -  SOC 15 Aug 44, after transfer to No. 7 C.R.D. for scrapping.

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    AVRO Anson
    Training Aircraft NK941/603
    Operated on behalf of the RN by Air Service Training Ltd.

    Flying at Hamble

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    AVRO Anson Mk1
    N5331 of No.6 AONS at Staverton,Glos.

    Nice side profile showing direction finder and gun turrett

    Image courtesy of BAE Systems

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