Avro 503

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Avro 503
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Avro
First flight May 1913
Primary user RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Number built few
Engine 100hp Gnome rotary
Armament none

The Avro 503 was an early floatplane originally known as the Type H. Before the war, one was bought by Germany and became the prototype for the Gotha W.D.1. Small numbers were built for the RNAS, and one participated in a bombing attack on Zeebrugge. At least one was configured as a wheeled trainer. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Avro 501.


  1. Bruce, p.38.
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain: Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382