AVRo «Anson." A photo. Characteristics
AVRo «Anson." A photo. Characteristics

AVRo "Anson". A photo. Characteristics


United Kingdom

A type: twin-engine trainer aircraft and connected

Crew: the crew of up to six people as a training aircraft

Based on the airliner airplane AVRo 652 "Anson» (Anson), when he entered the military service in March 1936 years, was the first monoplane in the RAF, also with retractable landing gear. In the prewar period the aircraft "Anson» I were mainly in coastal defense Command, Squadron is to 1942 years used the aircraft for general intelligence, as well as search and rescue.

Shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War, "Anson" was chosen as the primary training aircraft for the implementation of the Plan of flight training of the British Commonwealth. And in this study the role of the airplane "Anson" really excelled. He really was so successful that in Canada to install a second production line to meet demand.

Fuselage "Anson" was finalized with the appearance of modifications Mk XI / XII. Reliability and good governance contributed to the aircraft remained in production until May 1952 years - all were built 11 020 aircraft "Anson". After the final withdrawal of aircraft T 21 out of service in the Royal Air Force in June 1968, the small number of aircraft "Anson" briefly operated by civil organizations in 1970-ies. Today, in the United Kingdom remained the only two aircraft flying a third flies in North America.

AVRo "Anson". A photo.


Basic data


  • Length: 12,88 m
  • Wingspan: 17,2 m
  • Height: 3,99 m


Range of flight: 1271 km

Power point: (on modifications Mk 19 / T 21) two motor company "Armstrong Siddeley" "read» 15

Power: 840 l. from. (626,4 kW)

On right: Painted on the scheme of post-war Royal Air Force Transport Command aircraft "Anson" T 21 WD413 recently after a long overhaul of the company's efforts "Atlantic aerolinii" returned to the state of airworthiness.

The weight:

  • BLANK: 2438 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 3629 kg


Date of first flight: 24 March 1935 year

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 303 km / h


The remaining airworthy modifications: Mk 19 and 21 T