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Avro 519

519 and 522

National origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Avro
First flight: 1916
Number built: 4
Developed from: Avro 510

The Avro 519 was a British bomber aircraft of the First World War, a development of the Avro 510 seaplane. They were two-bay biplanes of conventional configuration with greatly uneven span. Two single-seat examples, powered by a single 150 hp (110 kW) Sunbeam water-cooled engine, were ordered by the RNAS in early 1916. This was followed soon by orders for two modified aircraft for the Royal Flying Corps. These were fitted with seats for a crew of two and had more powerful (225 hp/168 kW) Sunbeam engines

The first of the two-seaters was designated 519A to reflect its modifications. The second two-seater, however, was so different that it received a completely new number from Avro - 522 - and featured new wings with both upper and lower wings of equal, greater span, in the hope that this would rectify the type's poor climbing performance.

Never used operationally, all four were used for flight testing with the last still in service in April 1917.

Specifications (519)

Data from Avro Aircraft since 1908

General characteristics

Crew: one pilot
Length: 32 ft 9 in (9.98 m)
Wingspan: 63 ft in (19.21 m)
Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.56 m)
Wing area: 600 ft (55.8 m)
Gross weight: 3,000 lb (1,360 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Sunbeam Nubian V-8, 150 hp (112 kW) each


Maximum speed: 75 mph (121 km/h)
Rate of climb: 200 ft/min (1.0 m/s)


Bombs carried on underfuselage racks

Related development

Avro 510

Jackson, A.J. (1990). Avro Aircraft since 1908. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-85177-834-8.
Mason, Francis K. (1994). The British Bomber since 1912. London: Putnam. ISBN 0 85177 861 5.
Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 93.

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