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Avro: York

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1946. From The British Trade Journal. March edition.
Sept. 1946.

Note: This is a sub-section of Avro.

The Avro York was a British transport aircraft that was derived from the Second World War Lancaster heavy bomber, and used in both military and civilian roles between 1943 and 1964.


Avro 685 prototypes

  • LV626 - prototype first flown with twin-tail and later converted to C.II standard
  • LV629 - prototype fitted with passenger seats
  • LV633 - prototype fitted as a flying conference room, later used by Winston Churchill
  • LV639 - prototype fitted as a paratroop drop variant with a drop hatch in the floor

York I

  • Four-engined civilian transport aircraft, 44 built

York C.I

  • Four-engined military transport aircraft for the RAF, 208 built by Avro and one by Victory Aircraft.

York C.II

  • One prototype York aircraft fitted with four Bristol Hercules XVI radial piston engines.

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