UK - Air Force Avro Tudor 8 VX195
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Image ID: 85289
Operator: UK - Air Force - VX195
Aircraft: Avro - Tudor 8
Airport: UK - Unknown location
Photo taken on 1949-- by J.K.Evans [Contact]
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(12.4.2010, 22:34 CET)
Avro Tudor 8 (converted Avro Tudor 1 with Rolls Royce Derwent turbojet engines) c1949 Part of my father`s collection (Capt D.M.Evans)
(12 April 2010 - 23:12 CET)
Amazing, unique pictures. Thanks for sharing.
(13 April 2010 - 22:57 CET)
Seeing this picture the name AVRO Ashton came up in my mind... Wasn't that plane related to this Tudor 8 ???? Thanks for posting these great pictures, your father made! Hopefully there are more of these rareties.......... Regards Aerovet
3 Wallace Shackleton
(14 April 2010 - 09:23 CET)
From Wikipedia, "The Avro 689 Tudor 9 was based on the Avro 689 Tudor II piston-engined airliner using experience on work on the Rolls-Royce Nene jet-powered experimental variant the Tudor 8. The Avro Type 689 Tudor 9 later renamed the Avro 706 Ashton was a four-jet engined research aeroplane powered by Rolls-Royce Nene engines paired in wing nacelles."
4 Emanuel Linert
(14 April 2010 - 20:32 CET)
WOW this photo is old!! Great! Thanks for sharing!
(25 April 2010 - 00:09 CET)
The second prototype Tudor I was rebuilt to Tudor IV standards. It was later fitted with four Rolls-Royce Derwent 5 turbojets in under-wing paired nacelles. Given the military identification VX195, The Tudor 8 carried out its first flight at Woodford on 6 September 1948, and a few days later, it was demonstrated at the SBAC Show at Farnborough. Later, the Tudor 8 was used for high-altitude experiments tests at Boscombe Down and RAE Farnborough before being broken up in 1951
6 Nello Corrado
(28 July 2011 - 12:18 CET)
This kind of picture are very important! thanks to you and your father