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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - ANSON GR1 / T1 (TYPE 652A)
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 2 x 350hp Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah IX radial piston engines
Speed: 303 kph, 188mph mph
Range: 1 271km, 790miles
Seats: 5
Length: 12.88m, 42ft 3in
Span: 17.20m, 5ft 5in
Empty Weight: 2 438kg, 5,375lb
Max T/O Weight: 3 629kg, 8,000lb
Period of Service: 1940 - 1947

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
1 incidents recorded

Anson GR1 / T1 (Type 652A)

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

Over 700 Ansons were shipped to South Africa, with the GR1 being used for maritime patrol and general reconnaissance, communication and search-and-rescue roles, while the T1 was used for navigation, bombing, gunnery and radio training.

Ansons were also used in East Africa and the Middle East. After the war, they remained in use as trainers until the early 1950's.


Images:

Anson near Cape Town. Anson off Durban. Avro Anson 4304. Anson 1189 'F' of 61 Air School at George seen here over Cape Recife.