Avro 561 / 563 Andover

Specifications

1st Flight 1924

Crew: 2

Capacity: 12 passengers or 6 stretchers

Length: 51 ft 3 in (15.62 m)

Wingspan: 68 ft (21 m)

Height: 15 ft 3 in (4.65 m)

Wing area: 1,062 sq ft (98.7 m2)

Empty weight: 6,980 lb (3,166 kg)

Gross weight: 11,500 lb (5,216 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Condor III V-12 water-cooled piston engine, 695 hp (518 kW)

Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

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

Range: 460 mi (740 km, 400 nmi)

Service ceiling: 13,500 ft (4,100 m)

Variants

The Avro Andover was a 1920s British military transport aircraft built by Avro for the Royal Air Force.

Four aircraft were built, in two versions. Three aircraft, the Type 561, were used as flying ambulances.

The sole example of the Type 563 was used as a 12-seater transport.

Four aircraft were built, in two versions.

Three aircraft, the Type 561, were used as flying ambulances.

The sole example of the Type 563 was used as a 12-seater transport.

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