Avro 621 Tutor

Specifications

1st Flight 1929

Crew: 2

Length: 26 ft 4.5 in (8.039 m)

Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)

Height: 9 ft 7 in (2.92 m)

Wing area: 301 sq ft (28.0 m2)

Empty weight: 1,844 lb (836 kg)

Gross weight: 2,493 lb (1,131 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Armstrong Siddeley Lynx IVC 7-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 240 hp (180 kW)

Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 120 mph (190 km/h, 100 kn)

Cruise speed: 97 mph (156 km/h, 84 kn)

Range: 250 mi (400 km, 220 nmi)

Service ceiling: 16,000 ft (4,900 m)

Rate of climb: 910 ft/min (4.6 m/s)

Variants

The Avro Type 621 Tutor was a two-seat British radial-engined biplane from the interwar period.

It was a simple but rugged basic trainer that was used by the Royal Air Force as well as many other air arms worldwide.

Avro 621 Trainer (Mongoose powered) – Two-seat primary training aircraft.

Avro 621 Tutor (Lynx powered) – Two-seat primary training aircraft.

Avro 621 Tutor II – One aircraft was modified into a two-bay biplane.

Avro 621 survey version – Three built and served in what was then Tanganyika.

Avro 646 Sea Tutor – Two-seat seaplane fitted with twin floats, 15 built.

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