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Avro 549 Aldershot, 561 and 563 Andover

Produced Variants
Type 549 Aldershot Mk.IThree seat long range heavy bomber to meet Specification DofR Type 4B (later Air Ministry Specification 2/20)
650 h.p. Rolls-Royce Condor III powerplant.
Type 549 Aldershot Mk.IIMk.I with lengthened fuselage and 1000 h.p. Napier Cub powerplant.
Type 549B Aldershot Mk.IIIProduction version of the lengthened fuselage Mk.I with strengthened undercarriage and additional fuel tanks.
Possibly to Specification 10/23, although Avro may have had a new design to this spec [3]
Type 549C Aldershot Mk.IVMk.II with 850 h.p. Beardmore Typhoon I powerplant.
Type 549MAldershot III fitted experimentally with a set of steel wings.
Type 561 AndoverMilitary transport and air ambulance based on the Aldershot with new passenger fuselage to meet Specification 29/23.
650 h.p. Rolls-Royce Condor III powerplant.
Type 563 Andover12 passenger civil variant of Type 561.


Type 549 Aldershot

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Serial Range

C/n

Type

Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

Notes

 2 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd., Newton Heath, Manchester, to contract 324861/20. Built at Manchester but erected at Hamble. Delivered in January and August 1922.
 J6852 - J6853  Mk.I 2   
 1 aircraft converted by A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd., Hamble, Hants. First flew in December 1922.
 (J6852)  Mk.II  (1)  J6852 converted to the sole Aldershot Mk.II.
 3 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd., Hamble, Hants, to contract 369334/22. Built at Manchester but erected at Hamble. Delivered between March and August 1924.
 J6942 - J6944  Mk.III 3   
 12 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd., Hamble, Hants, to contract 375620/22. Built at Manchester but erected at Hamble. Delivered between June and December 1924.
 J6945 - J6956  Mk.III 12   J6952 converted to the sole Type 549M in March 1925.
 1 aircraft converted by A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd., Hamble, Hants. First flew in January, 1927.
 (J6852)  Mk.IV  (1)  J6852 converted to the sole Aldershot Mk.IV.

Total Production

17

 (2)

 


Type 561 Andover

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Serial Range

C/n

Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

Notes

 3 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd., Newton Heath, Manchester, to contract 458918/23. First flew early 1924.
 J7261 - J7263  3   

Total Production



Type 563 Andover

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C/n

Initial Registration

Notes

 1 aircraft built by A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd., Newton Heath, Manchester. First flew early 1925.
 5097 G-EBKW To RAF as J7264

Total Production  1



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All Aircraft By Type

Type

Delivered New

Conv.

 Type 549 Aldershot Mk.I

2

 Type 549A Aldershot Mk.II

(1)

 Type 549B Aldershot Mk.III

15

 Type 549C Aldershot Mk.IV

(1)

 Type 549M

(1)

 Type 561 Andover

3

 Type 563 Andover

1

21

(3)

Production References
  1. Avro Aircraft Since 1908, A.J. Jackson (Putnam, 1965 & 1990)
  2. Royal Air Force Aircraft J1 - J9999, RAF Aircraft Register Series (Air-Britain Publications, 1987)
  3. Aeromilitaria, 1996/2 (Air-Britain Publications)

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