Avro 500 / 502

Specifications

1st Flight 1912

Crew: 1

Capacity: 1

Length: 30 ft 6 in (9.30 m)

29 ft (9 m) Avro 500

Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)

Wing area: 330 sq ft (31 m2)

Empty weight: 1,100 lb (499 kg)

900 lb (408.2 kg) Avro 500

Gross weight: 1,650 lb (748 kg)

1,300 lb (589.7 kg) Avro 500

Powerplant: 1 × E.N.V. Type D 4-cylinder water-cooled in-line piston engine

Propellers: 2-bladed Avro fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 50 mph (80 km/h, 43 kn)

61 mph (53 kn; 98 km/h) Avro 500

Endurance: 6 hours

Rate of climb: 170 ft/min (0.86 m/s)

440 ft/min (2.2 m/s) Avro 500

 

 

 

 

Variants

The Avro Type E, Type 500, and Type 502 made up a family of early British military aircraft, regarded by Alliott Verdon Roe as his firm’s first truly successful design.

It was a forerunner of the Avro 504, one of the outstanding aircraft of the First World War.

18 aircraft built.

500 – 7 built

502 – 11 built

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