The Anson entered service in 1935. It was used by the Royal Air Force at the start of the Second World War for anti-submarine patrols.

Ansons were widely used as training or transport aircraft for most of the war and several years after. Many were eventually sold on to civilian companies.

This Anson was operated by RAF units for 10 years. In civil ownership it was used for photographic survey work in England and Northern Ireland. Some of the fabric covering of this aircraft has been removed so the structure underneath can be seen.

You can find out more about the Anson here.

Date:  1947
Mark: C.19
Crew: 2 (pilots)
Passengers: 6
Top speed: 190 mph (306 km/h)
Range 610 miles (982 km)

Avron Anson

Avro Anson

Cockpit view

Cockpit of the Avro Anson

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