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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - AVIAN IVM (TYPE 616)
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 105hp Genet Major inline piston engine
Speed: 169 kph, 105mph mph
Range: 579km, 360miles
Seats: 2
Length: 7.39m, 24ft 3in
Span: 8.53m, 0ft
Empty Weight: 456kg, 1,005lb
Max T/O Weight: 691kg, 1,523lb
Period of Service: 1930 - 1935

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

Avian IVM (Type 616)

Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Avro
Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Role: Utility
 
Description:

Twenty Avian IVMs were purchased to replace the Avro 504K as an elementary trainer. Serial numbers were from 504 to 523.

After retirement, many of the civilian owned Avians were, once again, impressed into the SAAF at the start of WWII for use to train pilots and staff on the repair and maintenance of aircraft.

Armament: None


Images:

These two Avian IVMs collided in mid-air and could not seperate, but landed safely at Zwartkop!