Avro 504K biplane D7560 with 130hp Clerget engine, c 1917.

Image number: 10216146

Avro 504K biplane D7560 with 130hp Clerget engine, c 1917.

The Avro 504 first appeared in 1913 and was in service with the Royal Flying Corps during World War I. As early as November 1914, three 504s carried out a 'mass' bombing raid on German airship construction sheds at Friedrichshafen. In 1915 the Avro was adapted for training duties and remained in this role until the late 1920s.

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10216146
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Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:12
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