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Avro: 560

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1924. Avro Light Monoplane.

This is a sub-section of Avro.

The Avro 560 was designed for the 1923 light aircraft trials for single-seaters at Lympne Aerodrome.

It was an ultralight monoplane built of wood and fabric construction, with a cantilever high-wing. It was powered by a 698 cc 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.

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