Airspeed AS-10 Oxford Mk.II
The Airspeed A.S.10 Oxford was a three seat airplane, with two engines.
It was used as advanced (twin-engined) trainer for at the RAF by the end of the thirties (of the twentieth century). It was the military version of the Airspeed Envoy, first flown in 1937.
The Oxford was equipped with two Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engines of 375 hp each. The first Oxfords entered RAF service in 1938 and the type remained in service until 1946.
The Mk.I was equipped with an Armstrong Whitworth dorsal turret; with the release of the Mk II this turret was omitted.
The Oxford was used for training of pilots and navigational training.
In the end 8751 Oxfords were built in several versions.
- Airspeed A.S.10 Oxford Mk.I:
- Bomber trainer with dorsal turret
- Airspeed A.S.10 Oxford Mk.II:
- Navigation trainer
- Airspeed A.S.10 Oxford Mk.III:
- Navigation trainer with more powerful engines
- Airspeed A.S.10 Oxford Mk.IV:
- Test bank for DeHavilland Gypsy Queen engines
- Airspeed A.S.10 Oxford Mk.V:
- More powerful engines
|Length:||10,52 m||Wingspan:||16,26 m|
|Height:||3,38 m||Wing area:||32,12 m2|
|Empty weight:||2569 kg||Max. start weight:||3896 kg|
|Max. speed||320 km/u||Cruising speed:||224 km/u|
|Engine||One Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah rated 375 hp|