Avro 501 / 503

Specifications

1st Flight 1913

Crew: one pilot

Capacity: one observer or passenger

Length: 33 ft 0 in (10.06 m)

Wingspan: 47 ft 6 in (14.48 m)

Height: 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)

Wing area: 478 sq ft (44.4 m2)

Empty weight: 1,740 lb (789 kg)

Gross weight: 2,700 lb (1,225 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Gnome Omega Omega 14-cyl two row air-cooled rotary piston engine , 100 hp (75 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 55 mph (89 km/h, 48 kn)

Variants

The Avro Type H, Type 501, and Type 503 were a family of early British military seaplanes.

They were a development of the Avro 500 design and were originally conceived of as amphibious, the prototype being fitted with a single large main float (equipped with wheels) under the fuselage, and two outrigger floats under the wings.

Avro Type H, Type 501 1 built, Type 503 4 built.

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