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Armstrong Whitworth A.W.27 Ensign

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Produced Variants

Ensign Mk.I Four-engined monoplane airliner of all metal construction. 850 h.p. Armstrong Siddeley Tiger IXC powerplants. Western Type 
  with seating for 40 pax for European routes, Eastern Type accomodating 27 pax by day, 20 by night in sleeping berths.
Ensign Mk.II As Mk.I with four 950 h.p. Wright GR-1820-G102A Cyclone powerplants.


Production List Page Top
C/n
Initial Registration
Type
Notes
 12 aircraft ordered from Armstrong Whitworth and assembled at Air Service Training, Hamble. Delivered between October 1938 and October 1939
 1156  G-ADSR  Mk.I  To Imperial Airways as Ensign. Later conv. to Mk.II (see note 1)
 1157  G-ADSS  Mk.I  To Imperial Airways as Egeria. Regd Nov 1937 to Indian Trans-Continental Airways Ltd, Karachi, as VT-AJE, but ntu. Later conv. to Mk.II (see note 1).
 1158  G-ADST  Mk.I  To Imperial Airways as Elsinore. Later conv. to Mk.II (see note 1)
 1159  G-ADSU  Mk.I  To Imperial Airways as Euterpe. Regd Nov 1937 to Indian Trans-Continental Airways Ltd, Karachi, as VT-AJF, but ntu. Later conv. to Mk.II (note 1).
 1160  G-ADSV  Mk.I  To Imperial Airways as Explorer. Later conv. to Mk.II (see note 1)
 1161  G-ADSW  Mk.I  To Imperial Airways as Eddystone. Later conv. to Mk.II (see note 1)
 1162  G-ADSX  Mk.I  To Imperial Airways as Ettrick.
 1163  G-ADSY  Mk.I  To Imperial Airways as Empyrean. Later conv. to Mk.II (see note 1)
 1164  G-ADSZ  Mk.I  To Imperial Airways as Elysian.
 1165  G-ADTA  Mk.I  To Imperial Airways as Euryalus.. Regd Nov 1937 to Indian Trans-Continental Airways Ltd, Karachi, as VT-AJG, but ntu.
 1166  G-ADTB  Mk.I  To Imperial Airways as Echo. Later conv. to Mk.II (see note 1)
 1167  G-ADTC  Mk.I  To Imperial Airways as Endymion. Regd Nov 1937 to Indian Trans-Continental Airways Ltd, Karachi, as VT-AJH, but ntu.
 2 aircraft ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley. Delivered between June and October 1941
 1821  G-AFZU  Mk.II  Originally allocated G-ADTE. To Imperial Airways as Everest.
 1822  G-AFZV  Mk.II  Originally allocated G-ADTD To Imperial Airways as Enterprise.
Total Production   14




Production Summary

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All Aircraft By Type
Type
Built New
Conv.
Canc'd
Total
 Ensign Mk.I
12
 
 
12
 Ensign Mk.II
2
(8)
 
10
 
14
(8)
0
 


Notes
  1. The eight surviving Ensigns were modified to Mk.II standard by BOAC at RAF Bramcote, between October 1940 and early 1943.

Production References
  1. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Since 1913, Oliver Tapper (Putnam, 1973)



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