The Avro 679 Manchester was a British twin-engine heavy bomber developed during the Second World War by the Avro aircraft company in the United Kingdom. The Manchester was a failure due to its underdeveloped, underpowered, and unreliable engines, but was the forerunner to the famous Avro Lancaster, one of the most successful bombers of the war.
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... On 14 January 1942 at 20.44 a Royal Air Force Avro Manchester bomber crashed on Mill Hill south of the village of Holmpton ... The plane was Avro Manchester L7523 EMM of No.207 Squadron RAF stationed at RAF Bottesford in Leicestershire ... The time of flight and speed of the Manchester doesn't allow the aircraft to have reached Hamburg and it is most likely to have reached the Dutch ...
... General characteristics Crew 7 Length 70 ft (21.34 m) Wingspan 90 ft 1 in (27.46 m) Height 19 ft 6 in (5.94 m) Wing area 1,131 ft² (105.1 m²) Empty weight 31,200 lb (14,152 kg) Max ... takeoff weight 50,000 lb (22,680 kg) Powerplant 2 × Rolls-Royce Vulture I 24-cylinder X-type, 1,760 hp (1,310 kW) each Performance Maximum speed 265 mph (230 kn, 402 km/h) at 17,000 ft (5,180 m) Range 1,200 miles (1,930 km) with maximum bomb load of 10,350 lb (4,695 kg) Service ceiling 19,500 ft (5,852 m) Armament Guns 8 × 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns, (in Nash Thomson nose (2), dorsal (2) and tail (4) turrets) Bombs 10,350 lb (4,695 kg) bomb load ...
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