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Avro 560
Role Ultralight Monoplane
Manufacturer A.V.Roe and Company Limited
First flight 1923
Introduced 1923
Number built 1

The Avro 560 was a British single-engined ultralight monoplane built by Avro at Hamble Aerodrome.


Design and development

The Avro 560 was designed for the 1924 light aircraft trials for single-seaters at Lympne Aerodrome. The Avro 560 was an ultralight built of wood and fabric construction, it was a cantilever high-wing monoplane. It was powered by a 698 cc (42.6 in³ Blackburne Tomtit engine. The aircraft was flown by Bert Hinkler during the trials held in October 1923; the 560 did well and recorded an average of 63.3 mi (101.9 km) on each Imp gal (4.5 L). The aircraft was evaluated by the Air Ministry after the trials but was not chosen for further production and only one 560 was built.


 United Kingdom


Data from Avro Aircraft since 1908 [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 21 ft 0 in (6.40 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
  • Height: ()
  • Wing area: 138 ft² (12.82 m²)
  • Empty weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 471 lb (214 kg)
  • Powerplant:Blackburne Tomtit 698cc upright Vee two-cylinder motorcycle engine, 20 hp[2] (15 kW)


See also

Comparable aircraft


  1. ^ Jackson 1990, p.218.
  2. ^ Flight 4 October 1923, p.609.

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