Avro 533 Manchester I, F3493, A. V. Roe & Co
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Construction Number: Unknown
Model Avro 533 Manchester I
Operator: A. V. Roe & Co
Photographer: R.A.Scholefield Collection
Date Taken: 1919
The second of three Type 533 Manchesters to be completed in 1918/19. F3493 was the sole Manchester I, powered by ABC Dragonfly I engines. Tested at Matlesham but the end of WWI meant there was no longer an operational requirement for this three crew twin-engined bomber. From Avro 60 years ago.