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hesham

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My dears,

I don't know that site until my dear Lark tell me about it,the site have most
of Avro aircraft;

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/david.fildes3/TYPE%20NO.REGISTER.htm

But I have two objections on that site;

first no reason for not use the type-505 and 507.
second the type-785 to 799 were used actaully,because all of us know that Avro type-791
was a project of Shackleton aircraft,fitted with four Napier Nomad diesel engines.
 

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Hi,

The Avro-550 was used a recce project for the Spec. 37/22.
 

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The AVRO 784 was the last type number issued under the Avro name.
Subsequent projects from the same design office were allocated Hawker Siddeley (H.S.) designations.

505 : type number not used.
507 : designation allocated to a set of mainplanes built for a Mr Leight in July 1913.
550 : 3 seat reconnnaissance project Spec.37/22
or a 15 passenger European civil transport with 3 Rolls Royce Condors to Spec 40/22

Main sources : Avro Aircraft since 1908 - A.J.Jackson. Putnam- London -revised edition 1990.
Avro -The history of an aircraft company-Harry Holmes-Airlife 1994.
 

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Thank you my dear lark.
 

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Hesham,
The designation '791' used in the Aeroplane , January 1999 article
is a misprint or error.
It must be Avro 719 for the projected Shackleton Mk.IV with four Napier Nomads.

The Avro heritage site gives other info for 719 but the two sources I mentioned
before confirm the relation 719-Shackleton-Nomad.
 

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Thank you my dear lark,and I think so also.
 

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As the link no longer works, can anyone provide us with a copy of the Avro designations list? Thanks!
 

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Slightly modified from the original ...

Type Period Description

500 5.12 2-seat military tractor biplane. 50 hp Gnome-Rhône Type E
501 1.13 2-seat tractor biplane. 100 hp Gnome-Rhône Type H
502 4.13 Single-seat military tractor biplane. 50 hp Gnome-Rhône Type E
503 5.13 2-seat, twin-float tractor seaplane. 100 hp Gnome-Rhône Type H
504 9.13 2-seat tractor biplane. 80 hp Gnome-Rhône
505 NOT USED
506 6.13 Biplane seaplane gunship. 160 hp Gnome-Rhône
507 7.13 set of mainplanes built for a Mr. Leigh
508 12.13 2-seat pusher biplane. 80 hp Gnome-Rhône
509 2-seat, twin-float tractor seaplane. 2 x 240 hp Austro-Daimler
510 7.14 Tractor biplane competition aircraft. 150 hp Sunbeam Nubian
511 3.14 Arrowscout. Single-seat biplane scout. 80 hp Gnome-Rhône Monosoupape
512 2-seat tractor biplane. 65 hp Austro-Daimler
513 3.14 Seaplane. 2 x 160 hp Gnome-Rhône
514 5.14 Single-seat tractor biplane scout. 80 hp Gnome-Rhône
515 9.14 Single-seat biplane. 150 hp Sunbeam
516 1.15 Tractor monoplane. 80 hp Gnome-Rhône
517 2.15 Single-seat biplane. 80 hp Gnome-Rhône
518 5.15 Single-seat biplane. 150 hp Sunbeam
519 1916 Single-seat military biplane. 150 hp Sunbeam Nubian
520 5.15 Single-seat naval biplane. 150 hp Sunbeam
521 2.16 2-seat biplane fighter trainer. 100 hp Clerget
522 11.16 2-seat Army biplane. 150 hp Sunbeam Nubian (Type 510 variant)
523 11.16 Pike. Army biplane. 2 x 160 hp Sunbeam. TO RAF Specs .TYPE IV, VI, VII
524 Single-seat scout. 80 hp
525 11.15 Biplane fighter
526 11.15 Biplane fighter
527 12.15 Reconnaissance biplane. 150 hp Sunbeam
528 9.16 Silver King. Biplane naval bomber. 250 hp Sunbeam 250HP (Type 519 variant)
529 3.17 Military biplane bomber. 2 x 190 hp Rolls-Royce Falcon
530 1.17 Single-seat fighter biplane. 200 hp Hispano-Suiza
531 6.17 Spider. Single-seat fighter. 130 hp Clerget
532 4.18 2-seat reconnaissance fighter. ABC engine. RAF TYPE IIIA, IIIB, IVB
533 1.18 Manchester. Bomber. 2 x ABC Dragonfly or Siddely Puma
534 4.19 Baby. Single-seat private aircraft. 35 hp Green
535 Trans-Atlantic aircraft. 280 hp Rolls-Royce Falcon
536 4.19 5-seat joy-riding version of Type 504K. 150 hp Bentley BR.1
537 4.19 10-seat passenger aircraft. 2 x 800 hp [?] Siddely Puma
538 5.19 Single-seat private aircraft. 150 hp Bentley BR.1 (Type 531 variant)
539 8.19 Racing seaplane. 240 hp Siddely Puma
540 1919 Type 504K variant for gunnery training. 130 hp Clerget
541 9.19 Naval shipboard aircraft to RAF SPEC.XXI
542 10.19 6-seat passenger aircraft. Napier engine
543 Baby. 2-seat private aircraft 35 hp Green. (TypeE 534 variant)
544 10.19 2-seat variant of Baby. 80 hp Le Rhône
545 10.19 Type 504K variant. 90 hp Curtiss OX-5
546 12.19 3-seat cabin biplane. (Type 536 variant)
547 11.19 4-seat cabin triplane. 160 hp Beardmore
548 12.19 3-seat Type 504K variant. 80 hp Renault engine
549 9.2O Aldershot. Bomber to Spec. DofR Type 4B (2/20). 650 hp R-R Condor III
550
-- 550 (1): [Project] 1922, Avro Triplane, aka Avro Four, three-seat fleet recce triplane
-- 550 (2): [Project] 1922 (reused designation) 15-passenger European transport project, 3 x Rolls-Royce Condor engines
551 10.2O Type 504K variant. Wolseley Viper. (developed into Type 552)
552 2.21 Training seaplane. 150 hp Wolseley Viper
553 1920 Training variant of Type 548. 80-100 hp Renault
554 6.21 Antarctic Baby. 2-seat Antarctic expedition variant. 80 hp Le Rhône
555 9.21 Bison. Fleet Gunnery Spotter (Spec DofR TYPE 7A 3/21). 480 hp Napier Lion II
556 11.21 Coastal Defence Torpedo bomber (Spec DofR TYPE 9 16/22). Napier Cub.
(Developed into Type 557 Ava)
557 6.23 Ava. Coastal Defence Torpedo bomber (Spec 16/22). 650 hp R-R Condor III
558 6.23 Lightweight biplane for Daily Mail trials.
559 6.23 Lightweight monoplane
560 6.23 Lightweight monoplane for Daily Mail trials. 698cc Blackburne Tomtit [26 hp]
561 11.23 Andover. Military ambulance. 650 hp R-R Condor III
562 5.24 Avis. 2-seat biplane for A.M. light aircraft trials. 35 hp Blackburne Thrush
563 7.24 Andover. 12-seat civil passenger aircraft. 650 hp R-R Condor III
564 7.24 2-seat fighter. Rolls-Royce Condor III
565 7.24 2-seat fighter. Napier Lion. (Type 564 variant)
566 10.25 Avenger MK.I. Single-seat fighter. Ungeared Napier Lion VIII
567 5.26 Avenger MK.II. Single-seat fighter. Napier Lion IX
568 11.25 Single-seat, all-metal fighter.
569 Avenger variant with RAF 30 aerofoil section wings.
570 11.25 Single-seat seaplane fighter. Napier Lion
571 7.26 Buffalo. 2-seat torpedo bomber to A.M. Spec 21/23. Napier Lion VA
572 11.25 Projected version of Type 571
573 1.26 Commercial biplane. 3 x Bristol Jupiter
574 1.26 Cierva C.6C. Autogiro version of Type 504K. 130 hp Clerget
575 1.26 Cierva C.8L MK.I. Autogiro version of Type 504N. 180 hp A-S Lynx
576 1.26 Cierva C.9. Autogiro. 70 hp Armstong-Siddeley Genet
577 1.26 2-seat General Purpose biplane. Napier Lion
578 2.26 2-seat General Purpose seaplane with single Lewis gun. Napier Lion
579 2.26 Type 562 Avis variant with RAF 15 aerofoil section wings.
580 2.26 Heavy bomber (to A.M. Spec 8/25). 4 x Bristol Jupiter
581 3.26 Avian. Light biplane for Daily Mail 2-seat aircraft trials. 70 hp A-S Genet
582 6.26 2-seat trainer Type 504N variant with RAF 30 aerofoil section. A-S Lynx
583 3.26 Avenger variant. Geared Napier Lion XI
584 1.26 Avocet. Single-seat shipboard fighter. Supercharged A-S Lynx
585 4.26 2-seat biplane. Avro engine [presumably the 5-cyl. Alpha radial]
586 4.26 Cierva C.8V. Autogiro version of Type 552A. 180 hp Wolseley Viper
587 4.26 Cierva C.8D. Autogiro version of Type 504K. 130 hp Clerget
588 7.26 Monoplane version of the Type 581 Avian.
589 2.27 Seaplane variant of the Type 581 Avian. Armstrong-Siddeley Genet
590 10.26 2-seat reconnaissance aircraft. Bristol Jupiter VI
591 10.26 2-seat fighter aircraft. Bristol Jupiter VI
592 10.26 2-seat biplane fighter seaplane. Bristol Jupiter VI
593 10.26 2-seat biplane fighter seaplane. Armstrong-Siddeley Jaguar IV
594 11.26 Avian. 2-seat light biplane (prod. version of Type 581). ADC Cirrus
595 12.26 C.N.2. 2-seat fighter-reconnaissance aircraft. Napier Lion V
596 12.26 C.N.1. 3-seat bomber. Napier Lion V
597 2.27 2-seat light bomber (development of Type 571 Buffalo)
598 1.27 Warregull Mk.I. 2-seat trainer
599 Warregull Mk.II. 2-seat trainer
600 4.27 Type 594 Avian variant with RAF 15 aerofoil section wings.
601 4.27 2-seat reconnaissance aircraft. Napier Lion
602 5.27 Avenger variant.
603 4.27 8-passenger tri-motor monoplane.
604 5.27 Antelope. High-performance bomber (to A.M. Spec.12/26). 480 hp R-R F.XIB
605 5.27 Avian (seaplane version). ADC Cirrus
606 10.27 Tri-motor monoplane flyingboat (to A.M. Spec.R4/27)
607 11.27 Tri-motor monoplane flyingboat (to A.M. Spec.R4/27)
608 12.27 Hawk. 3-seat General Purpose aircraft. 425 hp Bristol Jupiter
609 12.27 3 SEAT GENERAL PURPOSE A/C. 425 hp Bristol Jupiter
610 1.28 Saloon. 5-passenger cabin aircraft. Armstrong-Siddeley Lynx
611 1.28 Cierva C.8 MK.II autogiro. 180 hp Armstrong-Siddeley Lynx IV
612 4.28 Cierva C.17. Autogiro version of Avian IIIA. ADC Cirrus III
613 5.28 Twing-engined night bomber (to A.M. Spec.19/27)
614 1.28 Commercial monoplane. 3 x Armstrong-Siddeley Lynx IV
615 1.28 Commercial monoplane. 2 x Armstrong-Siddeley JaguarIV
616 Avian MK.IVM. Metal fuselage
617 Cierva C.8 MK.III autogiro. 180HP Armstrong-Siddeley Lynx IV
618 11.28 Avro Ten. 3 x Armstrong-Siddeley Lynx
619 1.29 Avro Five. 3 x Armstrong-Siddeley Genet
620 1.29 Cierva C.17 MK.II. Autogiro version of Avian IIIA. Avro Alpha engine
621 3.29 Tutor. Basic trainer. Armstrong-Siddeley Lynx
622 3.3O Hawk. 2-seat fighter-bomber. 540 hp Armstrong-Siddeley Panther II
623 4.3O Aerial survey variant of Type 621
624 4.3O Avro Six. 6-seat variant of Type 619
625 5.3O Avian Monoplane. Racing aircraft
626 5.3O Avro 626. Advanced trainer variant of Type 621 Tutor
627 8.3O Mailplane. 525 hp Armstrong-Siddeley Panther IIA
628 8.3O Avro Five MK.III. 1 x Armstrong-Siddeley Jaguar Major [ie: Panther]
629 3.31 Mailcarrier to A.M. Spec.21/28. Armstrong-Siddeley Leopard
630 9.31 Day bomber variant of Type 627. Armstrong-Siddeley Panther
631 10.31 Cadet. Light trainer and private aircraft
632 9.3O Cabin biplane to A.M. Spec.S9/30. 1 x Armstrong-Siddeley Tiger
633 3.31 Cadet Fight. Single-seat variant of Type 631 Cadet
634 5.32 Civilian low-wing monoplane with retractable u/c. 1 x A-S Lynx
635 7.32 3-seat cabin monoplance. 1 x Armstrong-Siddeley Lynx IVC
636 12.34 Advanced trainer/fighter. 420 hp 1 x Armstrong-Siddeley Jaguar IV
637 7.32 General purpose variant of Avro 626. 260 hp Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah V
638 10.32 Club Cadet. Variant of Type 631 Cadet.
639 12.32 Cabin Cadet. Variant of Type 631 Cadet.
640 1.33 Cadet 3-Seater. Joy-riding variant of Type 631 Cadet.
641 1.33 Commodore. 4-seat cabin biplane.
642 2.33 Avro Eighteen. Twin or 4-engined commercial monoplane.
643 2.33 Cadet. Light trainer/private aircraft developed from Type 631 Cadet.
644 3.33 2-seat reconnaissance bomber variant of Type 626. Armstrong-Siddeley Jaguar
645 5.33 6-seat passenger aircraft. 2 x A-S Double Mongoose [ie: Serval I]
646 6.33 Sea Tutor. Seaplaner trainer version of Type 621 (to A.M. Spec.26/32)
647 9.32 6-seat low-wing commerical monoplane. 2 x Armstrong-Siddeley Genet
648 6.33 6-seat low-wing commerical monoplane. 2 x Armstrong-Siddeley Geared Genet
649 17-seat commerical seaplane. 4 x Armstrong-Siddeley Lynx
650 6.33 8-seat commerical monoplane variant of Type 642/4M. 4 x A-S Genet Major
651 8.33 High-wing tri-motor monoplane. 1 x A-S Jaguar VIAA + 2 x A-S Lynx IVC
652 8.33 Twin-engined commercial monoplane (developed into 652A Anson TO Spec 18/35)
653 10.33 Long-range seaplane biplane. Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah VI.
654 11.33 Testbed for 700hp Armstrong-Siddeley Tiger IV (Type 627 variant).
655 11.33 Twin-engined bomber. 2 x Armstrong-Siddeley Jaguar VIAA
656 11.33 Twin-engined bomber. 2 x Armstrong-Siddeley Jaguar VII
657 12.33 Tiger Fighter. 2-seat military version of Type 654
658 3-seat low-wing commercial monoplane. 1 x Armstrong-Siddeley Genet
659 1.34 High-wing commercial monoplane. 2 x Armstrong-Siddeley Geared Genet
660 1.34 4-seatlow-wing commercial monoplane. 1 x Armstrong-Siddeley Geared Genet
661 1.34 Mainplanes (RAF 28 aerofoil section) fitted to Parnell monoplane
662 Lynx trainer (superceded by Type 669).
663 Cadet trainer variant. 1 x Armstrong-Siddeley Genet Major.
664 5.34 Twin-engined design ((superceded by Type 652A Anson).
665 1.34 Cabin autogiro. 1 x Armstrong-Siddeley Lynx IVC
666 10.34 Dive-bomber biplane with gun turret. Armstrong-Siddeley Tiger
667 12.34 Advanced trainer/fighter. 460 hp Armstrong-Siddeley Jaguar IVC.
668 7.35 Cabin autogiro. 2 x Armstrong-Siddeley Lynx
669 3.35 Development of Type 621 with Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah IX
670 4.35 Army co-operation aircraft to A.M. Spec.A.39/34. Armstrong-Siddeley Tiger
671 7.35 Cierva C-30A. 140 hp Armstrong-Siddeley Genet Major IA [ie: Civet I]
672 10.35 Twin-engined aircraft to A.M. Specs. G.24/35 and M.15/35
673 10.35 Advanced trainer. 2 x De Havilland Gipsy Six or Genet Major
674 4.36 Panther Audax. Hawker Audax variant with 750 hp A-S Panther VIA OR X
675 5.36 Twin-engined aircraft to A.M. Spec. G.24/35. 2 x Armstrong-Siddeley Terrier
676 5.36 Low-wing monoplane trainer. 1 x Rolls-Royce Kestrel
677 6.36 Low-wing monoplane advanced trainer. 1 x R-R Kestrel OR A-S Panther
678 8.36 Single-engined (R-R Merlin) fighter with twin airscrews.
679 9.36 Manchester. Twin-engined bomber to A.M. Spec. P.13/36. 2 x R-R Vultures
680 4.39 Heavy bomber to A.M. Spec. B.1/39. 4 x Bristol Hercules HE.6SM
681 High-speed bomber project
682 High-speed bomber project
683 12.4 Lancaster. Heavy bomber. 4 x Rolls-Royce Merlins (or Bristol Hercules)
684 8.41 Stratosphere bomber. 4 x Rolls-Royce Merlin XX
685 9.41 York. Transport devel. of Lancaster. 4 x R-R Merlin (or Bristol Hercules)
686 10.44 High-altitude bomber to replace Type 683 Lancaster
687 6.43 Empire trunk air transport
688 1.44 Tudor. 'Avro Twenty' airliner (short fuselage versions)
689 12.43 Tudor. 'Avro Twenty-One' airliner (long fuselage versions)
690 8.44 Avro Twenty-Two. Long-range airliner. 6 x R-R Merlin 100. Type 688 variant
691 9.44 Lancastrian. Passenger/Mailplane adaptation of Lancaster. 4 x R-R Merlin 24
692 8.44 Avro Twenty-Three. 6 x Rolls-Royce Merlin 100.
693 10.44 High-speed transport to Brabazon III SPEC. 4 x R-R AJ65 [later Avon]
694 3.45 Lincoln. Long-range heavy bomber to A.M. Spec. B14/43. Lancaster replacement
695 9.45 Lincolnian. Passenger variant of Type 691* [* prob. a typo for Type 694]
696 Shackleton. Maritime reconnaissance aircraft to A.M. Spec. R.5/46.
697 6.47 Medium-range Empire airliner to A.M. Spec. 2/47
698 4.47 Vulcan. Strategic bomber to A.M. Spec. B.35/46
699 1.47 60-passenger variant of Type 689 Tutor FOR BEA. 4 x Bristol Hercules 730
700 1.45 12-seat feederliner. 2 x 475 hp Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah 26.
701 6.45 Athena. Advanced trainer to A.M. Spec. T.7/45
702 12.45 Aircrew trainer to Canadian Spec. AIR 4/10
703 9.47 36-seat jet transport for Trans-Canada Airlines
704 9.47 2-seat advanced jet trainer. Rolls-Royce Derwent V
705 11.47 36-seat jet transport. 4 x R-R Nene (jet, nose-gear version of Type 688)
706 11.47 Ashton. Experimental Tutor. 4 x R-R Nene 5 (initially to be 52-seat transp.)
707 11.47 Delta-winged research aircraft to A.M. Spec. E.15/48.
708 1.48 Long-range 30-seat Empire airliner. 4 x Napier Nomad or Bristol Proteus.
709 Long-range Empire airliner. Variant of Type 689 Tutor.
710 Half-scale R&D flying model of Type 698
711 7.48 Development of Tutor IV with nosewheel. 36-seat. 4 x R-R Griffons.
712 9.48 Lincoln. Met survey variant to OR.259. 4 x Rolls-Royce Merlin 621.
713 Shackleton. Met survey variant. 4 x Rolls-Royce Griffons
714 2.49 Basic trainer to A.M. Spec. T.16/48 (derived from Type 701 Athena).
Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah X OR DH Gipsy Queen 50
715 2.5O 8-10 Seat, 4-engine charter aircraft. 4 x De Havilland Gipsy Major 10.
716 4.5O Shackleton. Projected Mk.3. 4 x Napier Nomad
717 6.5O Lincolnian. Testbed for 2 x Napier Nomad turbo-compound diesel engines.
718 6.51 Military Transport. 4 x Bristol Olympus 3.
719 11.51 Shackleton. Projected Mk.4 with 4 x Wright Cyclone R-3350 engines.
720 4.51 Mixed-powerplant interceptor (A-S Viper + A-S Screamer) to Spec. F.137D
721 10.52 Low-level bomber. 4 x Napier N.P.172 To Spec. B.126T
722 12.52 Atlantic. Long-range, 100-seat airliner based Type 698 Vulcan.
723 5.53 DC-3 replacement aircraft. 4 x Alvis Leonides.
724 6.53 VTOL interceptor (alternate to Avro Canada Project 'Y'). 2 x R-R RB106
725 10.53 Jet trainer to O.R.318. DH P.S.35 or Bristol BE.26. Type 720 variant.
726 11.53 Delta-winged light fighter. DH P.S.35 OR A-S P151. Type 720 variant.
727 1.54 NATO ground attack aircraft. Bristol Orpheus. Type 720 variant.
728 3.55 Delta-winged mixed-power naval interceptor. DH Gyron Junior + Spectre rocket
729 1.55 All-weather fighter to OR.329. De Havilland Gyron Junior
730 1.55 Supersonic bomber to Spec R.156T. Stainless steel const'n. 8 x A-S P.176
731 10.55 Flying 3/8 scale model of Type 730. 2 x De Havilland Gyron Juniors
732 7.56 Supersonic development of Type 698 Vulcan. 4 x Bristol Olympus
733 8.56 Wings for A-S Argosy (based on Shackleton 3) to O.R.323. 4 x R-R Dart
734 11.56 Radio-controlled decoy counter-measure aircraft. Armstrong-Siddeley P.176
735 11.56 100-seat supersonic airliner. 8 x NGTE [National Gas Turbine Establishment]
736 11.56 Turboprop transport aircraft. 4 x Napier E.223 or Armstrong-Siddeley P.182
737 1.57 STOL transport aircraft. 4 x Napier E.223 or Armstrong-Siddeley P.182
738 2.57 Projected weapons system.
739 3.57 Low-level strike aircraft to O.R.339. R-R RB142/3 or Bristol 01.22R
740 4.57 70-seat jet airliner to BEA requirements. 3 x Olympus 551 or R-R RB141
741 7.57 Executive jet aircraft. 2 x Bristol Orpheus.
742 7.57 Jet-flap aircraft. 3 x Bristol BE.53 [later Pegasus]
743 7.57 Long-range military freighter. 4 x Bristol Orion turboprops.
744 Nuclear-powered aircraft study.
745 8.57 Breguet Atlantic derivative for coastal recce & comms. 2 x R-R Tyne 11
746 8.57 Jet-flap research aircraft. 1 x Bristol BE.53
747 10.57 High-winged DC-3 replacement transport aircraft. 2 x Rolls-Royce Dart 7
748 1.58 Transport aircraft. 2 x Rolls-Royce Dart turboprops.
749 2.58 VTOL fan-lift transport for BEA SpecificiationM/94
750 2.58 50-80 passenger jet airliner. 2-4 x rear-mounted engines.
751 3.58 40-60 passenger jet airliner. 3 x rear-mounted Bristol Orpheus engines.
752 3.58 VTOL assault aircraft.
753 5.58 High-winged freighter project using Type 745 (Atlantic) wing. 2 x R-R Tyne
754 5.58 Low-winged civil transport project using Type 745 (Atlantic) wing. 2 x Tyne
755 6.58 40-passenger STOL aircraft using deflected slipstream. 4 x DH Gnome
756 7.58 Long-range military freighter. 4 x R-R Tyne 11. Superceded Type 743.
757 9.58 Type 748M military transport. 2 x Rolls-Royce Dart 7 turboprop
758 2.59 High-winged variant of Type 748 (748R). Rear loading ramp.
758M assault transport variant of high-winged Type 748.
759 10.58 Narrow-delta winged research glider
760 11.58 Supersonic civil airliner
761 11.58 Twin-jet Viscount 800 replacement. 2 x rear-mounted Rolls-Royce RB163.
762 11.58 Projected advanced weapons system.
763 12.58 VTOL fan-lift jeep.
764 2.59 VTOL military transport variant of Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy
765 1.59 VTOL fan-lift fighter. 2 x Rolls-Royce RB153
766 2.59 Long-range jet transport. 4 x turbojet engines.
767 2.59 4-jet airliner. Joint Avro-Bristol project.
768 2.59 Carrier-borne AEW variant of Type 748 TO Naval Spec. NA.107T. 2 x Dart 10
769 6.59 VTOL variant of Vulcan
770 11.59 STOL assault transport variant of Type 758 using deflected slipstream.
771 3.6O 60-passenger jet airliner. 2 x rear-mounted Bristol Siddeley BS75.
772 1.6O Car ferry transport. 2 x R-R Dart 10, Napier Eland, or Bristol Centaurus.
773 3.6O STOL military freighter. 4 Rolls-Royce Tyne 12
774 Long-endurance weapon system.
775 11.6O Maritime reconnaissance aircraft to OR.350. 2 x R-R Tyne + 1 x RB168
776 4.61 Maritime recce aircraft to OR.350 and AST.357. 3 x rear-mounted R-R Medway
777 [??] Reserved for a "special project"
778 4.6O Turbofan airliner (formerly 748J). 2 x R-R RB161 or 3 x G.E. CF700
779 5.61 STOL transport aircraft. Became Type 780. 2 x R-R Dart 12
780 12.61 Andover C.Mk.1. Military transport (formerly 748MF)
781 5.62 Jet airliner development of the Type 748. Twin over-wing turbofans.
782 6.62 Shortened version of the Type 780 Andover
783 1.63 STOL variant of Type 780 Andover to NATO Requirement
784 6.63 Maritime recce aircraft to OR.350 and AST.357. 4 x Rolls-Royce Tyne

785-799 NOT USED
 

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Apophenia's list mentions several designations as "NOT USED".

However, apart from the Type 505 which indeed appears as "NOT USED" in my list, I DO have information for all the others:
  • 507: set of mainplanes built for a Mr. Leigh in July 1913
  • 550 (1): Avro Triplane, also known as the Avro Four three-seat triplane fleet recce project (1922)
  • 550 (2): designation reused for a 15-passenger European transport project with three Rolls-Royce Condor engines (also in 1922)
  • 777: I have this as reserved for an “special project”, but not used... Info, anyone?
Apart from 777, the list in now complete from Type 500 to Type 784.
 

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Where is the Avro Lancaster actually made of?
 

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Stéphane: Your additions have been added ... belatedly :-[

malipa said:
Where is the Avro Lancaster actually made of?
malipa: Are you asking where the Lancasters were built? If so, most were built at the Avro Ltd Aircraft Plant, Chadderton or Avro Ltd Aircraft Plant, Woodford Aerodrome (both near Manchester). But the Lancaster was also built by 'shadow factories' throughout the UK and at Victory Aircraft in Canada.
 

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No, what is the material used in the aircraft.
 

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Mostly aluminum alloys, with some steel in the engines, landing gear, and high strength parts. Also some plastic in the transparencies and the H2S fairing.
 

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I didn't know that they already used aluminum on that big scale in the 1940's...
 

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Bill Walker said:
Mostly aluminum alloys, with some steel in the engines, landing gear, and high strength parts. Also some plastic in the transparencies and the H2S fairing.
Avro had a long history of wooden construction, so no surprise that the Lancaster also had a number of wood components ... including: parts of the outboard nacelles, Wing tips, and horizontal tailplane; frames for the elevators, tail fin leading edges, aft cockpit glazing, escape hatches, and entry door; aileron trim tabs, and tail turret deflectors; and a host of interior door, panels, mounting brackets, etc.
 

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malipa said:
I didn't know that they already used aluminum on that big scale in the 1940's...
A Frenchman built a mostly aluminum airplane in 1910, but it was not practical. Thin sheets were not available, and forming techniques were very limited. The result was a fairly high empty weight.

By the early 1930s thin skin aluminum production was cutting-edge technology, at least in the US. Look at the early Northrop monoplanes, the Hughes R-1, etc. This lead to refinement of manufacturing techniques of both the flat sheet and forming of parts, and by the mid 1930s you had the DC-2, Boeing 247 and similar with largely aluminum structure. By the time the Manchester/Lancaster rolled around, aluminum structure was state-of-the-art. I think a similar progression occurred in Europe and Japan, maybe somebody else can give dates and names.

And it wasn't just Avro that loved wooden bits. The Canberra had a plywood rudder, I seem to recall. ;D
 

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Thank you my dear Paul.
 

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My dear Skyblazer,


we know it from my dear Lark,and my dear Paul makes a PDFs from secretprojects site,
and that's better;


http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,11917.msg115408.html#msg115408
 
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