AVRO 748 & ANDOVER
Titles: Avro 748 & Andover No’s 1 and 2
The Avro 748 was designed as a private venture civil airliner by the A.V.Roe Co and first flew in 1960. Initial versions of the Series 1 seated 48 passengers. The aircraft was re-designated HS.748 in 1963 after A.V.Roe was incorporated into Hawker Siddeley Aviation. Later versions included the Series 2 and Series 2A. Two examples of the Series 2 were placed into RAF service with the Queen’s Flight, designated Andover CC Mk 2, for short-range VIP flights involving the British Royal Family, often with Prince Phillip himself in command.
A later version was developed with a rear cargo loading door, “kneeling” undercarriage, and 50% more powerful engines. Intended for civil as well as military use, it was used by the RAF as the Andover C Mk 1, and later by the RNZAF.
The title includes the RAF flight manuals (titled Pilot’s Notes) for both the C Mk 1 and CC Mk 2 versions, plus the RNZAF and RAAF Flight manuals for variants operated by those air arms. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.