AS.10 Oxford file photo [6302]

AS.10 Oxford

CountryUnited Kingdom
ManufacturerAirspeed Limited
Primary RoleOther
Maiden Flight19 June 1937

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe AS.10 Oxford twin-engined trainer aircraft were developed from aircraft manufacturer Airspeed's commercial passenger aircraft AS.6 Envoy design in order to fulfill Specification T.23/36. These low-wing cantilever monoplanes were mainly used to train Royal Air Force Bomber Command's crews, but in rare occasions they were also used in anti-submarine, ambulance, and light bomber (in Iraq) roles. They were used by various British Commonwealth forces such as South Africa (as "Convertible Envoy") and Canada. During the design's production life, a total of 8,751 aircraft were built by Airspeed, de Havilland, Percival, and Standard Motors. After WW2, 152 surplus AS.10 Oxford aircraft were converted to 6-seat commercial airliners designated the AS.65 Consul, while a few others remained in the military role in Greece during the civil war.

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Last Major Revision: Sep 2008

SPECIFICATIONS

Mk I
MachineryTwo Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah X radial engines rated at 355hp each
Armament1x7.7mm Vickers K machine gun in dorsal turret, 110kg of externally mounted bombs
Crew3
Span16.26 m
Length10.52 m
Height3.38 m
Wing Area32.30 m
Weight, Empty2,440 kg
Weight, Loaded3,450 kg
Speed, Maximum300 km/h
Rate of Climb4.80 m/s
Service Ceiling5,850 m
Range, Normal1,500 km

Photographs

Canadian AS.10 Oxford aircraft at rest, circa 1939-1944, photo 1 of 3Canadian AS.10 Oxford aircraft at rest, circa 1939-1944, photo 2 of 3Canadian AS.10 Oxford aircraft at rest, circa 1939-1944, photo 3 of 3




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