Avro Anson Mk I (pre-WWII)


  • Role: Trainer / Naval Cooperation
  • Dimensions: Wingspan 17.22 m, length 12.88 m, height 3.99 m
  • Engine: 2 x Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah IX (350 hp)
  • Armament: 2 × 0.303in BROWNING M3 machine guns
  • Crew: 3
  • Number in service: 12
  • Country of production: Great Britain
  • Years in service: 1939 – 1942

Twelve twin-engine, advanced training, Avro Anson Mk I were ordered in 1938. They were used by the 13th Naval Cooperation Squadron in patrol and convoy escort missions during the war in 1940 – 1941.

They formed the core of the Hellenic Air Force in the Middle East, as 5 Anson escaped to Egypt after the front in Greece collapsed. The Avro Anson Mk I continued to serve under British command, always with the 13th Naval Cooperation Squadron, until they were replaced by the Blenheim Mk IV.