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Roe II Triplane Aircraft Information

Roe II Triplane

II Triplane

Manufacturer: Avro
Designed by: Alliott Verdon Roe
First flight: April 1910
Number built: 2

The Roe II Triplane, sometimes known as the Mercury, was an early British aircraft and the first product of the Avro company. It was designed by Alliott Verdon Roe as a sturdier development of his wood-and-paper Roe I Triplane. Two examples were built, one as a display machine for Roe's new firm, and the second was sold to W. G. Windham. The longest recorded flight made by the II Triplane was only 600 ft (180 m).


General characteristics

Crew: one pilot
Length: 23 ft 0 in (7 m)
Wingspan: 26 ft 0 in (8 m)
Height: 9 ft 0 in (3 m)
Wing area: 28 ft (26 m)
Gross weight: 550 lb (250 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Green C.4, 35 hp (26 kW)


Maximum speed: 40 mph (64 km/h)

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World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 889 Sheet 92.

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