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Avro Anson C19 Military Transport Aircraft

The Avro Anson was originally designed as a maritime reconnaissance aircraft and was named in honour of admiral George Anson (First Lord of the Admiralty 17571762) it was soon apparent that the aircraft was obsolete at the outbreak of WW2 and the Anson was found a new role as a multi-engined trainer. Towards the end of WW2 264 Avro Anson C-19 transport and communications aircraft were produced for the RAF, they had a strengthened metal wing structure to increase the airframes load ability and remained in production until 1947.

Avro Anson C19 Military Transport Aircraft


Avro Anson Specification:

  • Crew: 2 to 4
  • Length: 42 ft 3 in (12.88 m)
  • Wingspan: 56 ft 6 in (17.22 m)
  • Height: 13 ft 1 in (3.99 m)
  • Empty weight: 5,512 lb (2,500 kg)
  • Maximum weight: 8,500 lb (3,856 kg)
  • Engines: Twin 350 hp Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah IX radial engines
  • Maximum speed: 188 mph at 7,000 ft (303 km/h at 2,100 m)
  • Range: 790 miles (1,271 km)
  • Service ceiling: 19,000 ft (5,791 m)
The Avro C-19 after 1947

After 1947 Avro produced the Avro C-19 for commercial use as the Avro Nineteen, this example, G-AHKX which has been restored by BAe apprentices at Woodford and is now based at Old Warden.

Avro Anson C19 G-AHKX
Avro Anson C19 RAF Transport

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