Hawker Siddeley (Avro) HS.748 Andover
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Hawker Siddeley (Avro) HS.748 Andover

Starting life as an A. V. Roe project in 1958, the original Type 748 was planned as a 20-seat short/medium-range feeder airliner. When no interest was shown in the design, it was scaled up in size and the Hawker Siddeley Group, of which Avro was a component company, decided to put the aircraft into production. The first flight of the prototype took place at Woodford on 24 June 1960. The first production aircraft, capable of seating a maximum of 48 passengers, was designated Avro 748 Series 1. It first flew on 31 August 1961, powered by two 1298kW Rolls-Royce Dart 514 turboprops.

Hawker Siddeley (Avro) HS.748 AndoverA three-view drawing (569 x 716)

Redesignated HS.748 in 1963, later versions included the Series 2 and Series 2A (1967) civil transports; Andover CC.Mk 1 and CC.Mk 2 for the RAF, the former being two specially equipped examples for The Queen's Flight; the Coastguarder variant was also developed, optimised for maritime patrol, flying in 1977. The improved Series 2B, by now called the BAe 748, flew in June 1979 and a further update, the Super 748, made its debut in 1984. Also produced was the Civil Transport with a large cargo door, and the similar Military Transport with additional fittings for a variety of roles. More than 50 military transports were sold to foreign armed services. Production of all versions, including assembly in India by Hindustan Aircraft, totalled 380 aircraft.

Avro 748 modified for tanker role

 MODELHS 748 series 2B
 ENGINE2 x Rolls-Royce Dart Mk 555, 1700kW
    Take-off weight23133 kg51000 lb
    Empty weight11644 kg25671 lb
    Wingspan31.23 m102 ft 6 in
    Length20.42 m67 ft 0 in
    Height7.57 m25 ft 10 in
    Wing area77.0 m2828.82 sq ft
    Cruise speed452 km/h281 mph
    Ceiling7620 m25000 ft
    Range w/max.payload1307 km812 miles

Hawker Siddeley (Avro) HS.748 Andover

Bruce Binder, 14.10.2015

What is the ground clearance of a HS.748 prop

phylcollins, 05.03.2015

I need an AMM for the elevator and the elevator gust locks and their part number. help out please

Kumar Gaurav, 09.10.2012

I need AMM for this aircraft or all the deicer boots part no.
Can you help me out?

Swaleh, 19.02.2012

HS.748 series2b cockpit Manual

Biswendu Sekhar Das, 23.03.2011

We are the first and private airlines operator from Bangladesh looking for Licensed AME-Avionics; applicant must have DGCA license and endorsement of HS-748 series aircraft on it. The candidate must have DGCA license with experience on HS-748 aircraft.
If you find yourself suitable to our requirements and willing to work hard then send us the copy of your license, passport and CV to Biswendu Sekhar Das(Professional Pilot) at bsdas9@yahoo.com

GSM : +88 0 191 8989 316

Biswendu Sekhar Das, 25.09.2010

HS-748 type rated, presently working as first officer (freight)looking for suitable job.


aninda naskar, 18.03.2009

I have 20 years experience technician (aviation instruments)and serching for suitable job in any country can any body help me?

Geoff Bagley, 23.12.2008

I hope you are checking back here and I also hope this helps: -

A. H. Fauvelle, 25.10.2008

Would like info on display model of this aircraft...can someone help???. My son flew this plane into the Sub-Arctic regions of Northern Ontario and Quebec a few years ago and has searched in vain for a desk size display model.
Thanks......A.H. Fauvelle

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