Avro 557 Ava


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Avro 557 Ava

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Avro 557 AvaA three-view drawing (678 x 598)

 ENGINE2 x 650hp Rolls-Royce Condor III
  Take-off weight9291 kg20483 lb
  Empty weight6040 kg13316 lb
  Wingspan29.06 m95 ft 4 in
  Length17.75 m58 ft 3 in
  Height5.99 m20 ft 8 in
  Wing area200.95 m22163.01 sq ft
 ARMAMENT3 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 4 x 250kg bombs

Klaatu83, e-mail, 19.11.2014 17:54

The Avro Ava was designed to fulfill an RAF requirement for a large long-range bomber, reconnaissance and torpedo-dropping aircraft for coastal defense. Note the 21-inch torpedo mounted under the aircraft in the photo. The Ava was submitted in competition with the Blackburn Cubaroo. In the end, the RAF decided to drop the requirement for an aircraft of this category, and neither aircraft was accepted.


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