Avro 552


1st Flight 1921

Crew: one pilot

Capacity: one passenger or instructor

Length: 28 ft 0 in (8.54 m)

Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.98 m)

Height: 10 ft 5 in (3.18 m)

Wing area: 330 sq ft (30.7 m2)

Gross weight: 2,260 lb (1,025 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Wolseley Viper , 180 hp (134 kW)


The Avro 552 was a British light biplane aircraft produced in the early 1920s.

The 552, was used by the Argentine Navy, purchasing 12 examples of a float-equipped version, the 552A, which served as trainers until 1927.

Two similar machines were purchased by Bulgaria.

In 1924, the Royal Canadian Air Force arranged for Canadian Vickers to purchase a licence to produce five landplanes and nine seaplane examples for use in forestry patrol.

These differed from British-built aircraft by the use of U.S. Naval Aircraft Factory floats, and increased fuel tankage for extended range.

One of the license-built seaplanes was fitted with a Wright engine and known in Canadian service as the Avro Wright.

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