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Roe II Triplane

Roe II Triplane
Role Experimental aircraft
Manufacturer Avro
Designer Alliott Verdon Roe
First flight April 1910
Number built 2

The Roe II Triplane, sometimes known as the Mercury,[1] was an early British aircraft and the first product of the Avro company. It was designed by Alliott Verdon Roe as a sturdier development of his wood-and-paper Roe I Triplane. Two examples were built, one as a display machine for Roe's new firm, and the second was sold to W. G. Windham. The longest recorded flight made by the II Triplane was only 600 ft (180 m).


Data from Jackson 1990 p.11

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 23 ft (7.0 m)
  • Wingspan: 26 ft (7.9 m)
  • Height: 9 ft (2.7 m)
  • Wing area: 280 sq ft (26 m2)
  • Gross weight: 550 lb (249 kg)
  • Powerplant: × Green C.4 4-cylinder inline water-cooled, 35 hp (26 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed


  • Maximum speed: 45 mph (72 km/h; 39 kn)

See also

Related development

Roe I Biplane-Roe I Triplane - Roe II Triplane - Roe III Triplane - Roe IV Triplane



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