Avro 571/572 Buffalo


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Avro 571/572 Buffalo

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Avro 571/572 BuffaloA three-view drawing (800 x 675)

 MODELBuffalo Mk I
 ENGINE1 x 450hp Napier Lion VA 12-cylinder water-cooled in-line engine
  Take-off weight3373 kg7436 lb
  Empty weight1922 kg4237 lb
  Wingspan14.02 m46 ft 0 in
  Length10.97 m36 ft 0 in
  Height4.19 m14 ft 9 in
  Wing area63.55 m2684.05 sq ft
  Max. speed217 km/h135 mph
  Ceiling3597 m11800 ft
  Range998 km620 miles
 ARMAMENT1 torpedo or 3 x 235kg torpedo

Barry, 16.06.2016 17:52

Built as a private venture to meet Air Ministry specification 21 /23 for a torpedo bomber it was in competition with the Handle Page Harrow and the ultimately successful Blackburn Ripon. The Buffalo was found to have poor handling qualities, but was later converted into a sea plane and used at the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment at Felixstowe.


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