Avro Canada TS-140

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Role VTOL Fighter
Manufacturer Avro Canada
Status project not accepted
Primary user United States Navy (Intended)
Number built 0

The Avro Canada TS-140 was a proposed design by Avro Canada to meet the United States Navy TS-140 Specification in 1956.[1] The TS-140 was a canard type aircraft to be powered by four Bristol Orpheus jet engines.

The USN selected the Bell D-188A proposal instead but that was never built either.

Specifications (TS-140)[edit]

Data from[citation needed]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1, pilot
  • Length: 15.24 m (50 ft)
  • Wingspan: 7.70 m, Canards 5.56 m (25.25 ft, Canards 18.25 ft)
  • Height: 2.97 m (9.75 ft)
  • Wing area: 66 m² Including Canards (215 ft² Including Canards)
  • Empty weight: 4,663 kg (10,280 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 6,464 kg (14,250 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 7,371 kg (16,250 lb)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Bristol Orpheus 801 turbojets, 22 kN (4,850 lbf) each




  1. ^ Bzuk 2001, p.56.
  • Zuk, Bill. Avrocar, Canada's Flying Saucer: The Story Of Avro Canada's Secret Projects. Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 2001. ISBN 1-55046-359-4.

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