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Avro: Atlantic

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1953. The Proposed Avro "Atlantic".

Note: This is a sub-section of Avro.

The Avro Atlantic (Avro 722) was a proposed civilian airliner version of the British Avro Vulcan medium jet bomber. It was a response to a 1952 the UK Ministry of Supply requirement for a new aircraft suitable for both military and civilian long-range roles. Civilian models of the Vickers Valiant and Handley Page Victor V-bombers were also planned for the same contract.

The Vickers V-1000 won the contest over the Atlantic, but ultimately none of these designs would be built.

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