Avro 557 Ava
1924
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Avro 557 Ava

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


Specification 
 MODELMark II
 CREW5
 ENGINE2 x 650hp Rolls-Royce Condor III
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight9291 kg20483 lb
    Empty weight6040 kg13316 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    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

Comments
Klaatu83, 19.11.2014

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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