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Avro 701 Athena


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The Athena was a single engine side-by-side two seat trainer with a tail wheel undercarriage. designed to Specification T.7/45. First flown in 1948, the Athena T.2 advanced trainer was in pro-duction by 1950.


Fifteen production aircraft were built as T.2 gunnery trainers for the RAF Flying College, Manby, powered by the 954kW Rolls-Royce Merlin 35 engine.

Athena T.Mk 2
Engine: 1 x Rolls-Royce Merlin 35, 954kW
Take-off weight: 4256 kg / 9383 lb
Empty weight: 2966 kg / 6539 lb
Wingspan: 12.19 m / 40 ft 0 in
Length: 11.37 m / 37 ft 4 in
Height: 3.94 m / 13 ft 11 in
Wing area: 25.08 sq.m / 269.96 sq ft
Max. speed: 472 km/h / 293 mph
Cruise speed: 359 km/h / 223 mph
Ceiling: 8840 m / 29000 ft
Range: 885 km / 550 miles

 

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