The Museum has two Avons on display, one next to its GAF Canberra, and originally part of this aircraft. The origins of the other Avon are not stated. The Wikipedia entry (See References) indicates that, since the two engines possess eight separate combustion chanbers rather than one annular chamber, they are early marks.
|Type||Axial-flow turbojet engine|
|Primary users||RAF, Swedish Air Force, RAAF.|
|Number built||over 11,000|
The Avon was without doubt one of Rolls Royce's most successful engines, powering numerous military and civilian aircraft over its production lifetime from 1950 to 1974. It was the company's first axial-flow jet engine.
Military aircraft which used the Avon include the English Electric Canberra and Lightning, the Hawker Hunter, De Havilland Sea Vixen and Vickers Valiant, the Swedish Lansen and Draken fighters, and the Australian license-built CA-27 Sabre. It also powered the first two commercial jet transports, the de Havilland Comet and Sud Aviation Caravelle.
|6,500 lb (29 kN)||10,050 lb (44.7 kN)||
12,690 lb dry (56.45 kN) /
16,360 lb (72.77 KN) with reheat
|Weight:||2,890 lb (1,309 kg)|