Avro 523 Pike Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1916
Type: Short-Range Biplane Bomber Aircraft
National Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer(s): Avro - UK
Production Total: 2
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 3
Overall Length: 39.11 feet (11.92 meters)
Overall Width: 60.04 feet (18.30 meters)
Overall Height: 11.68 feet (3.56 meters)
Weight (Empty): 3,999 lb (1,814 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 6,076 lb (2,756 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 2 x Sunbeam Nubian engines developing 160 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 97 mph (156 kph; 84 knots)
Maximum Range: 466 miles (750 km)
Service Ceiling: 13,123 feet (4,000 meters; 2.49 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 526 feet-per-minute (160 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.7mm Lewis machine gun in flexible mounting in nose.
1 x 7.7mm Lewis machine gun in flexible mounting in rear cockpit.
2 x 112lb bombs in internal bomb bay
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
523 - Original Prototype fitting 2 x Sunbeam Nubian engines of 160 horsepower each.
523A - Second prototype fitting 2 x Green E.6 engines.
529 - Enlarged version for long-range bomber role; two prototypes completed.