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  • Avro Canada C102 Jetliner




    The Avro C102 Jetliner was a Canadian prototype medium-range turbojet-powered jet airliner built by Avro Canada in 1949.

    General Information

    It was beaten to the air by only 13 days by the de Havilland Comet, thereby becoming the second jet airliner in the world. The name "Jetliner" was chosen as a shortening of the term "jet airliner", a term which is still in popular usage. The aircraft was considered suitable for busy routes along the US eastern seaboard and garnered intense interest, notably from Howard Hughes who even offered to start production under license. However continued delays in Avro's all-weather interceptor project, the Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck, led to an order to stop working on the project in 1951, with the prototype Jetliner later cut up for scrap.


    Only one prototype was built, the second was cancelled during production and scrapped. Read more of the story of this airliner that never really was, including the unusual contract conditions here.





    Capacity: payload 12,700 lb (5,761 kg)
    82 ft 5 in (25.12 m)
    98 ft 1 in (29.90 m)
    Wing Area:
    1,097 sq ft (101.9 m2)
    Wing Loading:
    51.86 lb/sq ft (253.2 kg/m2)
    Empty Weight:
    27,427 lb (12,441 kg)
    Gross weight: 55,000 lb (24,948 kg)
    4 × Rolls-Royce Derwent V centrifugal-flow turbojet engines, 3,600 lbf (16 kN) thrust each (later fitted with 2x Derwent 8 {#2 & #4} and 2x Derwent 9 engines {#1 & #3})
    Maximum speed: 417 mph (671 km/h, 362 kn) at 30,000 ft (9,100 m)
    Cruise Speed:
    376 mph (605 km/h, 327 kn) at 30,000 ft (9,100 m)
    1,680 mi (2,700 km, 1,460 nmi)
    Rate of Climb:
    2,220 ft/min (11.3 m/s)
    Service Ceiling:
    40,300 ft (12,300 m)

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