Avro Cadets

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Avro Cadets
Avro Cadet 2s.jpg
RAAF photo
Avro Cadet.jpg
photo by Phil Vabre
Type Biplane trainer
Role Basic Flight Training
Designer Avro
Manufacturer Avro
Produced 1932-39
Number built 104
Primary users RAAF; RAF; Ireland
In service 1932
Out of service 1946


Known in the RAAF as Avro Trainers, the Avro 643 Cadet was a variation of the earlier Cadet 631. A modified rear fuselage with a raised rear seat. 34 of them were fitted with a rear tailwheel for the RAAF and delivered between November 1935 and February 1939. They remained in service until 1946 after which the remaining ones were sold to private buyers.. .

General characteristics

  • Crew:Two - Instructor & Trainee pilot
  • Length: 7.55 m
  • Wingspan: 9.20 m
  • Height: 2.69 m
  • Empty weight: 585 kg
  • Max takeoff weight: 907 kg
  • Powerplant: 1 x Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major 1 A
  • Maximum speed: 187 km/h
  • Range: 161km/h
  • Service ceiling: 3,660 m
  • Armament
  • Guns: Nil
  • Bombs:Nil

Crew members

Ground Crew

No. 1 Flying Training School RAAF

Pre war unit