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Avro Type G

Type G

Manufacturer: Avro
First flight: August 1912
Number built: 1

The Avro Type G was an early British aircraft from A.V.Roe and Company, designed to participate in the British Military Aeroplane Trials of 1912.

Design and development

Like the Type F before it, it featured a fully-enclosed fuselage, but was a biplane based on Avro's successful 500 which started out as the Type E. Two prototypes were planned, one with a Green engine, the other with an ABC. The latter engine was not delivered in time, and the second prototype was abandoned.

At the trials, the Type G was placed first in the assembly tests (erected in 14 minutes) and the fuel consumption tests, but its poor rate of climb prevented it from winning an award. However, the Type G did later set a British endurance record of 7 hours 31 minutes piloted by F. P. Raynham at Brooklands on 24 October (a record broken only one hour later by Harry Hawker). Also, it was the second British airplane that is definitely known to have recoved from a spin.


General characteristics

Crew: one pilot
Capacity: 1 passenger
Length: 28 ft 6 in (8.69 m)
Wingspan: 35 ft 3 in (10.74)
Height: 9 ft 9 in (2.97)
Wing area: 335 sq ft (31.1 m)
Empty weight: 1,191 lb (540 kg)
Loaded weight: 1,792 lb (813 kg)
Powerplant: 1x Green inline, 60 hp (45 kW)


Maximum speed: 62 mph (100 km/h)
Range: 345 mi (555 km)
Rate of climb: 105 ft/min (0.5 m/s)

Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 91.
World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 889 Sheet 93.
British Aircraft Directory britishaircraft.co.uk

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