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Cierva C.8

Avro 586




On 18 September 1928 a Cierva C8L Mark II was flown by its inventor from London to Paris with a passenger who was the editor of l’Aeronautique. That aircraft, G-EBYY, is preserved in the Musee de l’Air.

Cierva licensed production to Avro as the Avro 586.


Engine: 1 x Armstrong Siddeley Lynx IVC 2-cylinder, 150kW
Main rotor diameter: 12.09m
Fuselage length: 8.69m
Height: 4.50m
Max take-off weight: 1120kg
Max speed: 161km/h
Service ceiling: 1200m
Range: 410km




C.8L Mk.II



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