Avro Anson

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Tier: Exclusive
Price: On Request
Location: London
Accession Number: 1996/0066/A

Object details

Be an all-time first, exclusive adopter of our Avro Anson, a treasure of an aircraft, affectionately remembered as ‘Faithful Annie’ by its Royal Air Force-trained multi-engine aircrew of World War Two. The Avro Anson was slow, cold and noisy but the most famous British aircrew trainer of all time. Used in huge numbers, the Anson I began life in the mid-1930s as a coastal reconnaissance aircraft. Although an advanced design at the time, rapid improvements in aircraft performance meant that the Anson was hopelessly outclassed when war broke out in September 1939. As war approached, the RAF needed to rapidly expand its aircrew training programme and ‘Faithful Annie’ ideally fit the bill. Also used extensively as light transport and communications aircraft, a completely re-designed, second generation Avro Anson continued in RAF service until 1968. Become a part of the RAF Story through the adoption of this wonderful piece of history!

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