Avro 547
1920
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Avro 547

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Avro 547


Specification 
 MODELAvro 547
 ENGINE1 x 160hp Beardmore
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1362 kg3003 lb
    Empty weight943 kg2079 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan11.35 m37 ft 3 in
    Length9.09 m30 ft 10 in
    Height4.39 m14 ft 5 in
    Wing area46.27 m2498.05 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed155 km/h96 mph
    Cruise speed134 km/h83 mph
    Range370 km230 miles

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Avro 547A three-view drawing (800 x 712)

Comments
Barry, 16.06.2016

There were two prototypes built the first, described above,and the second flown with a 240 h.p. Siddley Puma engine. Featuring an offset cockpit the plane showed general instability and force landed whilst in competition for a British Civil Transport competition in August 1920,and was eventually scrapped. The first prototype was purchased, rather bizarrely, by Qantas who after reassembling on delivery on 2nd March 1921 promptly crashed it in a landing accident not putting it back in the air for another year. It was totally ill suited to "bush flying" and ended it's days as a chicken coup.

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