Avro 529A Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1917
Type: Long Range Heavy Biplane Bomber Aircraft
National Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer(s): A.V. Roe & Company (Avro) - UK
Production Total: 2
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 3
Overall Length: 39.67 feet (12.09 meters)
Overall Width: 62.99 feet (19.20 meters)
Overall Height: 12.99 feet (3.96 meters)
Weight (Empty): 4,736 lb (2,148 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 6,310 lb (2,862 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 2 x BHP inline piston engines developing 230 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 95 mph (153 kph; 83 knots)
Maximum Range: 360 miles (580 km)
Service Ceiling: 13,501 feet (4,115 meters; 2.56 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 715 feet-per-minute (218 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.7mm (0.303 caliber) Lewis machine gun on trainable mount in nose cockpit.
1 x 7.7mm (0.303 caliber) Lewis machine gun on trainable mount in rear dorsal cockpit.
20 x 50lb conventional drop bombs. Up to 1,000lbs of bombs.
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
529 - Initial Prototype; fitted with 2 x Rolls-Royce Falcon water-cooled inline piston engines of 190 horsepower each in uncowled settings; four-bladed propellers.
529A - Second Prototype; fitted with 2 x BHP water-cooled inline piston engines of 230 horsepower each; two-bladed propellers.