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Armstrong Whitworth Production

Low Volume Production

This page covers Armstrong Whitworth aircraft with low production volumes and/or registration/serial allocations. For higher volume production, see the individual type production list.

Produced Types

TadpoleCarrier-borne fleet reconnaissance aircraft to Specification 8/20.
AwanaTwin engined troop transport to Specification D of R Type 12, later 5/20.
WolfCorps reconnaissance aircraft to Specification D of R Type 3A, later 10/21 & 8/22.
ApeAerodynamic experiment biplane to Specification 48/22.
A.W.19General purpose, bombing and torpedo-carrying aircraft to Specifications G.4/31, to meet the requirements of OR.2, & 38/34 (OR.10).
A.W.23Bomber-transport aircraft to Specification C.26/31 to meet the requirements of OR.4.
A.W.29Two seat day bomber to Specification P.27/32 to meet the requirements of OR.7.
A.W.34Twin engined turret fighter to Specification F.5/33 to meet the requirements of OR.9.
A.W.39Twin engined heavy bomber to Specification B.1/35 to meet the requirements of OR.19.
F.9/35Twin engined turret fighter to Specification F.9/35.
A.W.52G60% glider test vehicle for A.W.52.
A.W.52Jet experimental tailless aircraft to Specification E.9/44.
A.W.55 Apollo4-engined civil transport to Specification 16/46.
A.W.58Transonic flight research aircraft to Specification E.16/49 to meet the requirements of OR.282..



Armstrong Whitworth Tadpole

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C/n

Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

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 1 aircraft built by Armstrong Whitworth, Parkside, to contract 295075/20. First flew ?? 1920
 J6585  1   
 

Total Production

1

 



Armstrong Whitworth Awana

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Canc'd

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 2 aircraft built by Armstrong Whitworth, Parkside, to contract 306069/20. First flew June 1923.
 J6897 - J6898 13-14 2   
 

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Armstrong Whitworth Wolf

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Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

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 3 aircraft ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract 195547/21. First flew January 1923.
 J6921 - J6923 15-17 3   
 3 aircraft built by Armstrong Whitworth, Gosforth, for the AW operated RAF Reserve Flying School.
 G-EBHI, GEBHJ, G-AAIY 218, 28, 428 3   Used as advanced trainers
 

Total Production

6

   



Armstrong Whitworth Ape

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Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

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 3 aircraft built by Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract 437548/23. First flew January 1926.
 J7753 - J7755 144-146 3   
 

Total Production

3

 



Armstrong Whitworth A.W.19

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 1 aircraft ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract 400166/35. First flew February 1934.
 K5606 923 1   
 

Total Production

1

 



Armstrong Whitworth A.W.23

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  1 aircraft ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract 233528/33. First flew June 1935.
 K3585 1215 1    Later G-AFRX
 

Total Production

1

 



Armstrong Whitworth A.W.29

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 1 aircraft ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract 321542/34. First flew December 1936.
 K4299 1168 1   
 

Total Production

1

 



Armstrong Whitworth A.W.34

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Conv.

Canc'd

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 1 aircraft ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract 356293/34. Not built.
 K5061  1 
 

Total Production

 

1

 



Armstrong Whitworth A.W.39

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Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

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 1 aircraft ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract 441974/35. Not built.
 K8179 1250(1)  1 
 

Total Production

 

1

 



Armstrong Whitworth F.9/35

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Conv.

Canc'd

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 1 aircraft ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract 490715/35. Not built.
 K8624  1 
 

Total Production

 

1

 



Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52G

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Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

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 1 aircraft ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract Acft/3125. First flew March 1945.
 RG324 1   
 

Total Production

1

 



Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52

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Canc'd

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 2 aircraft ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract SB.27759. First flew November 1947.
 TS363, TS368  3135, 3156(2)  2   
 

Total Production

2

 



Armstrong Whitworth A.W.55 Apollo

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Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

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 2 aircraft built by Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract 6/Acft/488. First flew April 1949.
 VX220, VX224  3137, 3138  2   Civil registrations G-AIYN & G-AMCH
 

Total Production

2

 



Armstrong Whitworth A.W.58

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Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

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 2 aircraft ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract 6/Acft/3913. Not built.
 WD466, WD472  2 
 

Total Production

 

2

 




Notes
  1. Ray Williams [3] gives 1250 as the proposed c/n for the A.W.39. This was eventually used for a Whitley Mk.II.
  2. C/n speculative. Possibly not an actual applied c/n but a paperwork c/n for documentation purposes.

Production References
  1. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Since 1913, Oliver Tapper (Putnam, 1973)
  2. RAF Aircraft Register Series, Various Volumes (Air-Britain Publications)
  3. Air Enthusiast Quarterly 43

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Revised at Version 1.3.0
  • Added c/n's to A.W.52 and A.W.55.

V1.3.0 Created by Roger Moss. Last updated February 2017