Avro 530

The Avro 530 was a British two-seat fighter biplane designed in 1916 to compete with the Bristol F.2A. The plane itself was designed in 1916, but not flown until July 1917. It was of wooden construction with fabric skinning, powered by a 200 hp (150 kW) Hispano-Suiza engine.

Avro 530
Class Aircraft
Type Fighter
Manufacturer Avro
Production Period 1917 - 1917
Origin United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain)
Country Name Origin Year
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1917
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Avro 1917 1917 2 View

Although performance of the Avro 530 proved to be good, it did not improve sufficiently on the Bristol F.2A and as such no production orders were issued. Another issue was that priority for the Hispano-Suiza engines which powered the 530 was being given to the S.E.5a. In 1918, a second 530 was fitted with a 200hp Sunbeam Arab engine, but development was subsequently abandoned.

Role Fighter
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Avro
First flight 1917
Number built 2

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 8.69 m (28 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.97 m (36 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 2.92 m (9 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 30.23m (325.5 ft)
  • Empty weight: 769 kg (1,695 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 1,216 kg (2,680 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 x Hispano-Suiza 8Bd eight cylinder water-cooled engine, 149 kW (200 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 183 km/h (114 mph) 164 km/h (102 mph) at 10,000 feet (3,050 m)
  • Time to 10,000 ft: 15 minutes
  • Endurance: 4 hours

Armament

  • Guns: 1 x engine mounted .303 Vickers gun, 1 x rear mounted .303 Lewis gun

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