Avro 504 K
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This beautiful Avro 504 K is a real classic and can be seen at the MOSI museum in Manchester, England. The 504 was designed in 1913 and was used as a standard trainer for RFC and later RAF during WW 1 and post war. Many were sold as surplus after the war and used for joyriding and as airliners. From May 1919 504s were used as the first scheduled airliners in Great Britain, running services from Blackpool to Southport and Manchester. This particular aircraft was constructed from spare parts in 1930 and used for joyriding.
I have a bunch of models from Wing nut wings, not sure when I will start building them. Guess I´m still waiting for an Avro 504K to come out of the New Zeeland factory. Surely we mustn´t wait much longer, what you say? A Curtiss Jenny and a BE 2 must be in the pipeline as well…
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