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Avro was a British aircraft manufacturer, well known for planes such as the Avro Lancaster which served in World War II. Avro 504K, photographed in the UK in 2001. ... Avro 504K, photographed in the UK in 2001. ... An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, and/or spacecraft. ... The Avro Lancaster was a four-engined World War II bomber aircraft made initially by Avro for the Royal Air Force. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb. ...


One of the world's first aircraft builders, A.V.Roe and Company was established at Brownsfield Mills, Manchester, England by Alliot Verdon Roe and his brother H.V.Roe on 1st January 1910. Alliot had already made a name for himself as a pilot at Brooklands near Weybridge in Surrey and Farnborough in Hampshire, England. The company built the world's first totally enclosed monoplane in 1912 but it was the well-proportioned, wooden biplane known as the Avro 504 that kept the firm busy throughout the First World War and beyond. Production totalled 8,340 at several factories: Hamble, Failsworth, Miles Platting and Newton Heath and continued for almost twenty years. This was a substantial achievement considering the novelty of powered aircraft in this period. Manchester is a city in the north-west of England. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... 1910 in topic: Arts Architecture- Art- Film- Literature- Music- Television Science and technology Aviation- Rail transport- Science Other topics Australia- Canada- Ireland- South Africa- Sport Births- Deaths Lists of leaders: State leaders - Religious leaders 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Brooklands was a motor racing circuit built near Weybridge in Surrey, England. ... Weybridge is a town in the administrative county and Lieutenancy area of Surrey, England, and in the district of Elmbridge. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, one of the Home Counties. ... Location within the British Isles Arms of the former Farnborough Urban District Council Farnborough is a town in the county of Hampshire in the south of England. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... A monoplane is an aircraft with one main set of wing surfaces, in contrast to a biplane or triplane. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... Hs123 biplane. ... The Avro 504 was a World War I biplane aircraft made by the Avro aircraft company. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ...


In the 1920s the Company left Alexandra Park aerodrome in south Manchester where test flying had taken place during its early years. A rural site to the south of the growing city was found at New Hall Farm, Woodford, Cheshire which continues to serve aviation builders BAE Systems to this day. In 1928 A.V.Roe formed the Saunders-Roe company that developed several radical designs for combat jets and, eventually, a range of powerful hovercraft. 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... A park in Oldham, built during the cotton famine in 1865 as an oasis for unemployed workers. ... This article is about the English county. ... BAE Systems is the worlds fourth largest defence contractor and a commercial aerospace products manufacturer. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Saunders-Roe Princess G-ALUN History Saunders-Roe Limited was a British aircraft manufacturing company based in East Cowes, Isle of Wight. ... A U.S. Navy hovercraft attached to the Amphibious assault ship Kearsarge (LHD-3) A hovercraft is a vehicle that is supported on a cushion of air. ...


Maintaining their skills in designing trainer aircraft, the company built a more robust biplane called the Avro Tutor in the 1930s that the RAF also bought in quantity. A twin piston-engined airliner called the Anson followed but as tensions rose again in Europe the firm's emphasis returned to combat aircraft. The Avro Manchester, Lancaster, Lincoln and post-war Vulcan bombers were particularly famous Avro designs. Over 7,000 Lancasters were built and their bombing capabilities led to their use in the famous Dam Busters raid. The civilian Lancastrian and maritime reconnaissance Shackleton were derived from the successful Lancaster design. The Tudor was a pressurised but problematic post-war Avro airliner that faced strong competition from designs by Bristol, Canadair, Douglas, Handley Page and Lockheed. With the same wings and engines as the Lincoln, it achieved only a short (34 completed) production run following a first flight in June 1945 and the cancellation of an order from BOAC. The older Avro York was somewhat more successful in both the RAF and in commercial service, being distinguished by a fuselage square in cross-section. Both Tudors and Yorks played an important humanitarian part in the Berlin Airlift. The Vulcan saw service as a conventional bomber and flight-refueller during the British campaign to recapture the Falkland Islands in 1982. Although none has flown since 1992, several are prized as museum exhibits. Trainer may refer to: An aircraft used for training pilots A padded sports shoe (trainer is used commonly in British English where sneaker would be used in American English). ... // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the UK Armed Forces. ... The Avro Anson was a twin-engine, multi-role aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force, Fleet Air Arm and numerous other air forces during World War II and afterwards. ... The Avro Manchester was a twin-engined heavy bomber developed during World War II by the Avro aircraft company in the UK. The Manchester was a failure, being severely under-powered, but it was the forerunner to the famous Avro Lancaster bomber, one of the most successful bombers of the... The Avro Lancaster was a four-engined World War II bomber aircraft made initially by Avro for the Royal Air Force. ... Avro Lincoln The Avro Lincoln was a British 4-engined heavy bomber of World War II, developed from the Avro Lancaster and initially known as the Lancaster IV and V. The Lincoln served with the Royal Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force (No. ... The Avro Vulcan was a British-built jet-engined, delta-winged subsonic bomber, once part of the RAFs V bomber force. ... A bomber is a military aircraft designed to attack ground targets, primarily by dropping bombs. ... Operation Chastise was the official name for the attacks on German dams on May 17, 1943 in World War II using a specially developed bouncing bomb. The attack was carried out by Royal Air Force No. ... The Avro Shackleton was a military aircraft. ... The Bristol Aeroplane Company (formerly British and Colonial Aeroplane Company) began building primitive Bristol Boxkites in a former tram shed and became famous for the production of the war-time Blenhein and Beaufighter, the Brabazon airliner prototypes, the Britannia and Freighter and the Belvedere and Sycamore helicopters. ... Bombardier Aerospace is a division of the Bombardier group. ... The Handley Page Aircraft Company was founded by Frederick Handley Page in 1909 as the United Kingdoms first publicly traded aircraft manufacturing company. ... The Lockheed SR-71, remarkably advanced for its time and unsurpassed in many areas of performance The Lockheed U-2 first flew in 1955 providing much needed intelligence on Soviet bloc countries Lockheed Corporation was an aerospace company founded in 1912 which merged with Martin Marietta in 1995 to form... After technical problems with the Comet, BOAC resumed jet service with imported Boeing 707s. ... The Soviet Union blocked Western rail and road access to West Berlin from June 24, 1948 - May 11, 1949. ...


A twin turboprop airliner, the Avro 748, was developed during the 1950s and sold widely across the globe, powered by two Rolls Royce Dart engines. The Royal Flight of the United Kingdom bought a few and a variant with a rear-loading ramp and a "kneeling" main undercarriage was sold to the RAF and several members of The Commonwealth as the Andover, named after a town in Hampshire. An airliner is a large fixed-wing aircraft (an aeroplane/airplane) initially designed for the transport of paying passengers, and usually operated by an airline company (which owns or leases the aircraft). ... The Avro 748 was a small short-range turboprop airliner designed by Avro in the late 1950s as a replacement for the now-aged DC-3s then in widespread service as feederliners. ... Rolls-Royce plc (also known as Rolls-Royce Aero Engines) is the second-largest aircraft engine maker in the world, behind General Electrics GE Aircraft Engines division. ... No. ... Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary association of independent sovereign states, most of which were once governed by the United Kingdom and are its former colonies. ...


In the 1950s A.V.Roe's Canadian Division developed the Avro Arrow, a technical marvel and at the time the most advanced fighter interceptor. The design never left the prototyping phase, however; the Canadian government's decision to scrap the project due to cost overruns and the perceived obsolescence of the fighter interceptor role ultimately led to the demise of Avro Canada. Avro Aircraft Canada was a Canadian aircraft manufacturing company, known for their innovative designs, including the famed Avro Arrow fighter. ... The Avro CF-105 Arrow was a delta-wing interceptor aircraft, designed and built in Ontario, Canada by Avro Canada during a short period of time in the 1950s. ...

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When the company was absorbed into Hawker Siddeley Aviation in July 1963, the Avro name seemed to have disappeared forever but the brand had such a strong heritage appeal that the marketing name "Avroliner" was applied to a Hawker Siddeley STOL airliner (the 146 Whisperjet) during the latter years (1994-2001) of its long production run (by BAe at Woodford). The BAe ATP (Advanced Turbo Prop) design evolved from the Avro 748 and examples continue in use on shorter, mainly domestic, scheduled air services. A few Avro 504, Tutors, Ansons and Lancasters are lovingly maintained in flying condition as reminders of the heritage of this influential English company. The noisy and impressive Shackleton has the distinction of being the aircraft with the longest period of active service in the RAF - 41 years. During 2003 that record may be overtaken by the English Electric Canberra. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x631, 128 KB) Description: British Aerospace BAe 146-300 G-UKSC of buzz Source: photo taken by Oliver Pritzkow Date: 16. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x631, 128 KB) Description: British Aerospace BAe 146-300 G-UKSC of buzz Source: photo taken by Oliver Pritzkow Date: 16. ... Buzz was a discount airline operating in Europe. ... Hawker-Siddeley was a British aircraft manufacturing company. ... STOL is an acronym for Short Take-Off and Landing, used in the aircraft industry to describe airplanes with very low runway requirements. ... The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... The BAe ATP was an airliner designed as anevolution of the Avro 748. ... The Avro 748 was a small short-range turboprop airliner designed by Avro in the late 1950s as a replacement for the now-aged DC-3s then in widespread service as feederliners. ... English Electric Canberra B.2. ...


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The Avro 504 was a World War I biplane aircraft made by the Avro aircraft company. ... Avro 618 Ten - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Avro Anson was a twin-engine, multi-role aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force, Fleet Air Arm and numerous other air forces during World War II and afterwards. ... The Avro Manchester was a twin-engined heavy bomber developed during World War II by the Avro aircraft company in the UK. The Manchester was a failure, being severely under-powered, but it was the forerunner to the famous Avro Lancaster bomber, one of the most successful bombers of the... The Avro Lancaster was a four-engined World War II bomber aircraft made initially by Avro for the Royal Air Force. ... The Avro York was a passenger and freight transport of the 1940s, in both military and civilian applications. ... The Avro 691 Lancastrian was a passenger and mail transport aircraft of the 1940s. ... Avro Lincoln The Avro Lincoln was a British 4-engined heavy bomber of World War II, developed from the Avro Lancaster and initially known as the Lancaster IV and V. The Lincoln served with the Royal Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force (No. ... The Avro Shackleton was a military aircraft. ... The Avro Vulcan was a British-built jet-engined, delta-winged subsonic bomber, once part of the RAFs V bomber force. ... The Avro 748 was a small short-range turboprop airliner designed by Avro in the late 1950s as a replacement for the now-aged DC-3s then in widespread service as feederliners. ... The Avro CF-105 Arrow was a delta-wing interceptor aircraft, designed and built in Ontario, Canada by Avro Canada during a short period of time in the 1950s. ...

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