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Model Military Number Name
1949 696   Shackleton
1952 698   Vulcan
The A.V. Roe and Company Ltd. (Avro) was founded by Alliot Verdo Roe.  A.V. Roe designed, built and piloted the aircraft credited with the first flight in England by a British-designed aircraft powered by a British engine in 1909.

Famous Avro aircraft include the 504 of World War I fame, the Lancaster bomber of World War II and the Vulcan bomber of the 1960's and 1970's.

Avro was acquired by Hawker Siddeley in 1963.


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