Avro 533 Manchester


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Avro 533 Manchester

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Avro 533 ManchesterA three-view drawing (645 x 631)

 MODELAvro 533 Mark I
 ENGINE2 x 320hp ABC Dragonfly I 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engines
  Take-off weight3355 kg7397 lb
  Empty weight2219 kg4892 lb
  Wingspan18.29 m60 ft 0 in
  Length11.28 m37 ft 0 in
  Height3.81 m13 ft 6 in
  Wing area75.53 m2813.00 sq ft
  Max. speed209 km/h130 mph
  Ceiling5791 m19000 ft
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 400kg of bombs

Barry, 16.06.2016 16:34

There were three prototypes of this Avro 529 development built, the third model not having any engines, they were the Avro 533A Manchester Mk1 and the Avro 533A Manchester MkII. The original Mk1 was designed to take the ABC Dragonfly engine, but when this was not forthcoming the plane was fitted with 2 x 400 h.p Liberty engines thus making the Mk II fly first. The Dragonfly engines arrived eventually, but as we know elsewhere these just did not make the grade. The result being that the performance was far below expectations and Avro decided to cut their losses and abandoned the project. A passenger version the Avro 537 was still born.


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