The Avro 701 Athena is a British advanced trainer aircraft.
It was designed to replace the North American Harvard in the Royal Air Force, but was bought only in small numbers, the competing Boulton Paul Balliol being preferred.
One 1,010 hp (750 kW) Armstrong Siddeley ASM.3 Mamba engine. Two built.
Single prototype powered by 1,400 hp (1,000 kW) Rolls-Royce RDa.1 Dart engine.
Second prototype to fly.
Trainer to Spec. T.14/47 powered by 1,280 hp (950 kW) Rolls-Royce Merlin 35.
Four prototypes plus 15 production.
720 lb (330 kg)
37 ft 4 in (11.37 m)
40 ft 0 in (12.2 m)
12 ft 11 in (3.93 m) a/c level with tail up
270 sq ft (25 m2)
6,384 lb (2,896 kg)
8,130 lb (3,688 kg)
110 imp gal (130 US gal; 500 l) in two flexible wing tanks and 30 imp gal (36 US gal; 140 l) in a fuselage collector tank, with provision for 90 imp gal (110 US gal; 410 l) in two under-wing drop tanks