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AVRO ANSON - Manufactured by A.V.Roe & Co.Ltd. at Newton Heath, Manchester and in Canadian factories it was originally designed in 1935 for military use for reconnaissance and training purposes.
The wings and tail unit were constructed with spruce and plywood box spars and plywood covered while the fuselage was welded steel tube, part wire braced and covered with fabric.
The Avro Anson carried a small crew; was powered by two Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah engines; had a span of 56 feet 6 inches, length 42 feet, height 13 feet 1 inch; a range of 790 miles; and was armed with one fixed gun for the pilot in a trough on the port side of the fuselage and one Lewis in A-W manually operated turret amidships.