Avro 613

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Avro 613
Role Night bomber
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Avro
Status Cancelled

The Avro 613 was a 1920s proposed British design by Avro to meet an Air Ministry requirement for a twin-engined night bomber. A prototype was ordered but it was not built.

Development[edit]

Air Ministry Specification B.19/27 was issued in August 1927 for a twin-engined night bombing landplane to replace the Vickers Virginia.[1] In May 1928 Avro designed the Avro 613 with two Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar engines to meet the specification.[1] Six companies submitted proposals and four were selected to be built for flight trials, the Avro 613, Fairey Night Bomber, Handley Page HP.38 and the Vickers Type 150.[1] A contract was placed with Avro to produce one prototype but it was not built.[1] The B.19/27 was won by the Fairey Night Bomber which became the Fairey Hendon, the HP.38 was also ordered into production as the Handley Page Heyford.[1]

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Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e Meekcoms/Morgan 1994, pp 120-122
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