Gallery No 1 - Hawker Siddeley - Andover

Aircraft - 2 Images

My thanks to Roger Dunn and the MOD for supplying these images.Wikipedia for text.

The Andover was developed from the Avro 748 airliner to meet the requirement for Short Take-off & Landing (STOL) transport aircraft to operate in the trooping, paratrooping, airdropping, freighting and casevac roles. The modified aircraft incorporates a hydraulic kneeling arrangement in the nose undercarriage to allow the rear loading door to adjust to any truckbed height.

The aircraft is powered by two Rolls-Royce Dart engines. It has an operational range of 602km (374miles) with a maximum payload of 6691kg (14750lbs) of freight. It has a maximum speed of 512kph (320mph) at 4572m (15000ft).

The aircraft displayed was one of seven modified from the basic CMkI aircraft for use in navaid calibration.

The first Andover flew in July 1965 and a total of 31 were built.

Some aircraft may appear identical but there are differences which will not be discernible from the image.

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84 Squadron
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