Avro Anson

The Avro Anson is a British twin-engine, multi-role aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force, Fleet Air Arm and numerous other air forces prior to, during, and after the Second World War. Named after British Admiral George Anson, it was originally designed for maritime reconnaissance, but was soon rendered obsolete in that role. However, it was rescued from obscurity by its suitability as a multi-engine air crew trainer, becoming the mainstay of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. By the end of production in 1952, the Anson spanned nine variants and a total of 8,138 were built in Britain by Avro. From 1941, a further 2,882 were built by Canadian Federal Aircraft Ltd.

Only one Mk 1 Avro Anson is airworthy in the world today, a 1936 model which returned to the air on 18 July 2012 in Nelson, New Zealand after a 10 year rebuild by Bill and Robyn Reid.

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... General characteristics Crew 3-4 Length 42 ft 3 in (12.88 m) Wingspan 56 ft 6 in (17.22 m) Height 13 ft 1 in (3.99 m) Wing area 463 ft² (43.1 m²) Empty weight 5,512 lb (2,500 kg) Loaded weight 7,955 lb (3,608 kg) Max ... takeoff weight 8,500 lb (3,900 kg) Powerplant 2 × Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah IX radial engines, 355 hp (260 kW) each Performance Maximum speed 188 mph (163 kn, 303 km/h) at 7,000 ft (2,100 m) Range 790 mi (690 nmi, 1,300 km) Service ceiling 19,000 ft (5,791 m) Rate of climb 750 ft/min (3.8 m/s) Wing loading 17.2 lb/ft² (83.9 kg/m²) Power/mass 0.088 hp/lb (140 W/kg) Armament Guns 1 ×.303 in (7.7 mm) machine gun in front fuselage 1 ×.303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers K machine gun in dorsal turret Bombs 360 lb (163 kg) ...
List Of Air Ministry Specifications - List of Specifications (incomplete)
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