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Anyone got the Aircraft Factory Avro 504K?

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A couple of w-i-p paints hiding in my hangar...


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By the way, were there ever any 504's down under? Apart from the Qantas one that is.

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Following the Armistice, a number of 504Ks were imported into Australia and placed in service at Point Cook.

In 1921 twenty-eight Avros were transferred from the Australian Air Corps to the RAAF, including two seaplanes, A3-46 and A3-47. The aircraft served mainly with the Flying Training School at Point Cook, although some were allotted to Nos 1 and 3 Squadrons in 1925.

The Avro 504K goes down in Australian history as being the first aircraft to be manufactured locally. In 1922 six 504Ks were built at Mascot for the RAAF, and the first aircraft, A3-48, was accepted in June by Squadron Leader F. S. Barnwell (designer of the famed Bristol Fighter, which served with Nos 1 and 3 Squadrons, AFC). Built with Australian timbers, the Avros were only 80 pounds heavier than the spruce-built 504Ks of the parent factory.

Referenced from : RAAF Museum

The paints are looking great mate! Love this bird.

Edited by Bucky

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