Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Avro: 504

From Graces Guide
1926. Avro 504N with Lynx Engine
1924. Ref AA below
1924. Ref AA below
1924. Ref AA below
1924. Ref AA below
1924. Ref AA below. Message from Frederick George Binney.

Note: This is a sub-section of Avro

Type

  • Multi-role Trainer, Fighter, Bomber

Designers

Manufacturers

Production Dates

  • 1913-1932

Number produced

  • 8,970

Engines

For 15 year the 504 was the standard trained for the British flying services

1913 July. Prototype tested at Brooklands

  • Avro 504A Single-seat bomber. 80 hp Gnome engine
  • Avro 504B Two-seat trainer. 80 hp Gnome or 80 hp Le Rhone engine
  • Avro 504C Single-seat anti-Zepplin fighter. 80 hp Gnome engine
  • Avro 504N Two-seat training aircraft. Redesigned postwar trainer for RAF with 160 hp (120 kW) Armstrong Siddeley Lynx engine. 598 built. A version of the 504K with revised wings and undercarriage. biplane trainer Powered by the 160 hp Armstrong Siddeley Motors Lynx; 180 hp Lynx IV and the 215 hp Lynx VIc. 598 machines built.

1925 The improved, redesigned and radial engined 504N with a new undercarriage was produced by Avro in 1925. After evaluation of two prototypes, one powered by the Bristol Lucifer and the other by the Armstrong-Siddeley Lynx, the Lynx powered aircraft was selected by the RAF to replace the 504K. 592 were built between 1925 and 1932, equipping the RAF's five flying training schools, while also being used as communication aircraft. The 504N was also exported to the armed forces of Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Greece, Thailand and South Africa, with licensed production taking place in Denmark, Belgium, Canada and Japan.[1]

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