Avro 504

The Avro 504 was an easy to fly, versatile aircraft which was used as a fighter, light bomber, and scout. It was soon replaced by more maneuverable planes, but continued to be used as a trainer throughout the war.

Several different versions were produced with slight variations in the engines and control surfaces. A single seat version was produced with an extra fuel tank for longer range flights. The skid at the front of the plane prevents the propeller from hitting the ground during landings.

In November, 1914, a special detachment of Avro 504s from the Royal Naval Air Service successfully bombed the Zeppelin fields at Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Country of Manufacture Great Britain
First Year of Service 1913
Wing Span 36.1 ft | 11 m
Length 29.5 ft | 9 m
Height 10.5 ft | 3.2 m
Weight 1799 lbs | 816 kg
Engine Gnôme 9 cylinder air-cooled rotary engine, 100hp
Top Speed 82 mph | 132 km/h
Range 186 miles | 300 km
Armament 1 Lewis .303 machine gun, 80 lb (36 kg) of bombs
Crew 2


Technical Notes:
Made with Autodesk 3D Studio Max - Airplane not including background, 54733 vertices, 67274 faces - All aircraft insignia are modeled as part of the mesh.
Historical Notes:
The instruments in the cockpit are conjecture.