Airspeed Oxford Mk I/Mk II

Airspeed Oxford Mk I/Mk II

Airspeed AS10 Oxford Mk II

  • Role: Transport / Reconnaissance / Trainer
  • Dimensions: Wing span 16.25 m, length 10.52 m, height 3.35 m
  • Engine: 2 x Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah X (370 hp)
  • Payload:    1.000kg
  • Crew: 3
  • Number in service:19
  • Country of Manufacture: Great Britain
  • Period of use: 1945 – 1948

As part of the British post-war help to Greece, 19 Airspeed Oxford Mk I/Mk II, a lightweight twin-engine transporter, were delivered in August 1945. In September 9th 1947, 13 Oxford were enlisted, while a number of them were equipped with bomb rails. Also 2 Oxford had photographic equipment installed and, along with 2 T-6 with the same equipment, consisted the main photoreconnaissance airplane group of Hellenic Air Force.

It was used for photoreconnaissance purposes till the end of the Civil war. It is unknown if it was used for multiengine advanced training purposes, role which was originally designed for by the British.