Aeroplane Monthly 1993-12
J.Stroud - Avro Tudor /Post-war propliners/
The prototype Tudor bearing both its civil registration, G-AGPF, and the RAF serial number TT176, used during its trials at Boscombe Down. This aircraft became VX192 with the Ministry of Supply in 1949, and was scrapped at Woodford in December 1950.
G-AGRX, the sole Tudor VII
G-AGRC with original tail surfaces and inboard engine nacelles, at Radlett on February 10, 1946.
Fourth production Avro Tudor I G-AGRF with BOAC and Speedbird on the nose and the name Elizabeth of England aft of the flight deck windows.
G-AGSU after receiving its modified tail surfaces and enlarged wing/fuselage fillet, seen shortly before its tragic crash at Woodford on August 23, 1947.
BSAA’s Tudor IV G-AHNN Star Leopard.
The second production Tudor I, with enlarged tail surfaces and modified wing/fuselage fillet.
The first production Tudor I, G-AGRC.
Tudor I production at Woodford.
The second prototype Tudor I, G-AGST, after conversion to the Tudor 8 VX195 with Rolls-Royce Nene 5 turbojets.
The prototype Tudor II, G-AGSU, before the fitting of an enlarged rudder and extension of the inner engine nacelles. It was in this aircraft that Avro’s chief designer Roy Chadwick and Chief test pilot S. A. Thom were killed on August 23, 1947.
Cabin of a de luxe Tudor I with single seats on each side.
A BOAC publicity picture of the main cabin of a Tudor II.
KEITH WOODCOCK’S painting shows ill-fated British South American Airways Avro Tudor 4 G-AHNP Star Tiger.