Avro 549 Aldershot

Specifications

1st Flight 1921

Crew: 3

Length: 45 ft 0 in (13.72 m)

Wingspan: 68 ft 0 in (20.73 m)

Height: 15 ft 3 in (4.65 m)

Wing area: 1,064 sq ft (98.8 m2)

Empty weight: 6,310 lb (2,862 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 10,950 lb (4,967 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Rolls Royce Condor III V-12 liquid-cooled piston engine, 650 hp (480 kW)

Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 110 mph (180 km/h, 96 kn)

Cruise speed: 92 mph (148 km/h, 80 kn)

Range: 625 mi (1,006 km, 543 nmi)

Service ceiling: 14,500 ft (4,400 m)

Armament

Guns: 1 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis Gun in rear cockpit, provision for 1 × Lewis gun in ventral position and provision for 1 × forward-firing Vickers machine gun.

Bombs: up to 2,000 lb (910 kg) of bombs

 

 

 

 

Variants

The Avro 549 Aldershot was a British single-engined heavy bomber aircraft built by Avro.

Avro 549 Aldershot I – Prototype, Two built.

Avro 549A Aldershot II – First prototype modified with 1,000 hp (746 kW) Napier Cub engine.

Avro 549B Aldershot III – Production version, 15 built, One modified with metal wings as Avro 549M.

Avro 549C Aldershot IV – First prototype modified with Beardmore Typhoon engine.

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