AVRO ANSON

Manufacturer       (Principal):                                                                               A. V. Roe & Co. Ltd. Newton Heath, Chadderton Yeadon Factories
  
                   (Subcontracted to):N/A
  
  
Manufacturer DesignationSpec. 18 / 35
  
Aircraft Mk.Anson Mk. I
  
RAF Designation:Anson Mk. I
  
Construction:Metal fuselage – fabric covered. Metal wings and tail.
  
Crew:Three
  
Wing Span:56ft. 6in.
  
Length:                                    42ft. 3in.
  
Height:                                   13ft. 1in.
  
Engine:350hp Armstrong Siddeley  Cheetah IX (2 Nr.)
  
Fuel: 
  
        Internal Tanks140 gallons.
  
        Supplemental TanksN/A
  
Maximum: 
  
Weight: 
  
Empty:                                  5,375lb.
  
Loaded:                                 8,000lb.
  
Range:790 miles
  
Bomb Load:N/A
  
Armament:Fixed forward ·303 machine gun (1 Nr.) and ·303 machine gun in turret
  
Speed: 
  
Maximum:173mph at 7,000ft.
  
Cruising:                                158mph.
  
Service Ceiling Height:17,000ft.
  
Initial Rate of Climb:720ft / min.
  
  
  
Bradwell Bay Service: 
  
Squadron:278
  
Motto:Ex mare ad referiendum – From out of the sea to strike again
  
Code:MY
  
Dates:April – May 1944
  
Missions:Air – Sea – Rescue spotter aircraft / delivery of emergency equipment /supplies to downed aircrew
  
Squadron:278 (Detachment to RAF Martlesham Heath)
  
Motto:Ex mare ad referiendum – From out of the sea to strike again
  
Code:MY
  
Dates:April – September 1944
  
Missions:Air – Sea – Rescue spotter aircraft / delivery of emergency equipment /supplies to downed aircrew
  
Colour Scheme.                    Standard RAF Camouflage Dark Slate Grey and Extra Dark Sea Grey upper surfaces. Sky Type S lower surfaces.
  
Aircraft Nickname/s:“Faithful Annie”, “Annie”.
  
Technical data: Aircraft of the RAF 1918 by Owen Thetford