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Avro Type D

The Type D is notable in two respects. First, the prototype was at one point fitted with floats to make the first British take-off from water (on 18 November 1911). Secondly, it was a biplane rather than A.V. Roe's previous triplane wing designs. It is believed that six examples of the Type D, with its triangular shape fuselage, were manufactured. They were all different, including one example with a 60hp engine that was intended to compete in the Daily Mail Air Race, but suffered a prior accident. The Avro Type D was the company's first successful and (semi) production standard design. Avro went on to design the Lancaster bomber.

Robert Jackson "The Encyclopedia of Aircraft", 2004

Avro Type DA three-view drawing (900 x 690)

 ENGINE1 x 35hp Green inline piston engine
  Wingspan9.45 m31 ft 0 in
  Length8.53 m28 ft 0 in
  Height2.79 m9 ft 2 in
  Max. speed78 km/h48 mph
  Range1030 km640 miles

Avro Type D

Glenn Williams, e-mail, 29.12.2017 23:58

Mike Brainerd, I am also on the hunt for drawings and photos for tbis plane and I have the same idea for a 1 /3 scale. Have you had any success?


Nick Forder, e-mail, 06.12.2010 19:25

"In writing of the past I do not like to say that I designed this or that aeroplane, for even if a machine is of one's own conception, yet there must necessarily be others who played an important part in its final details and construction. Pioneers in any line are sure to have assistants who think they have done the deed themselves, and perhaps the following may indicate this trait.
At Brooklands in 1911 an Indian student joined us. As he had some drawing-office experience at a technical college, he assisted me in getting out drawings of the '500' and '501' types, which were then sent to our Manchester works to be actually built. I noticed whenever I had occasion to leave the aerodrome that on my return little had been done. I asked him the reason, and he always had some excuse that he wished to ask me about some detail or other. Later he returned to India, and one day I received from him an Indian newspaper in which I read an account of a dinner that was given him to celebrate the fact that he had been responsible for designing an aeroplane which had been ordered by the British Government in large numbers !"
Ref : The World of Wings and Things, Sir Alliott Verdon-Roe


William Foster, e-mail, 09.07.2010 07:55

I am trying to obtain drawings of this aircraft so than I can produce a Radio Control version. Could you direct me to a source?

Have a G'Day, Bill


JAYAPRAKASH, e-mail, 05.08.2008 16:53

A minor correction to my comment below. S.V.setty has designed AVRO E type not AVRO D type


jayaprakash, e-mail, 21.07.2008 07:10

This aircraft is designed by my great grand father s.v.Setty. i have details of it.


Mike Brainerd, e-mail, 29.12.2007 17:47

I am looking for drawings, or better, bluprints for the Green engine used on the Avro D. I would like to machine out an operating engine for use on a 1 /3 scale model of the Avro D. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


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