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History

In 1964 the RTAF procured one Avro 748 (11-111) for the Royal Flighte to replace the venerable VC-47A Dakota. In 1973 a second one was prucured (99-999). In December 1983 four more where taken over from Thai Airways International co.. The 748 where used initaly by the 602 Sqn and later until today from the 603 Sqn. 

Geschichte

1964 beschaffte die RTAF eine Avro 748 (11-111) für die Royal Flight als Ersatz für die VC-47A Dakota. 1973 wurde eine zweite erworben (99-999). Im Dezember 1983 konnten vier weitere 748 von der Thai Airways International co. übernommen werden. Die 748 wurden anfänglich von der 602 Staffel betrieben und später an die 603 Staffel abgegeben die die Maschinen bei 2009 betrieb. Die  Avro 748 wurde durch die vier ATR-72 ersetzt.

  Royal Flight Royal Flight 602 Sqn  6 Wing
  602 Sqn  6 Wing 602 Sqn  6 Wing 603 Sqn  6 Wing
 
  603 Sqn  6 Wing 603 Sqn  6 Wing  

Pictures

Bilder

BL5-1/08
  Avro 11-111 from the Royal Flight. (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak). Avro 11-111 from the Royal Flight. Avro 748-208 BL5-1/08 #11-111 (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak) Avro 11-111 from the Royal Flight.
 
  Avro BL5-1/08 #11-111 Avro BL5-1/08 #11-111 Avro BL5-1/08 #11-111 Avro 748-208 BL5-1/08 #60301 (Photo courtesy of RTAF via Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
     
  Avro 748-208 BL5-1/08 #60301 (Photo courtesy of a Friend) Avro 748-208 BL5-1/08 #60301 (Photo courtesy of a Friend)    
BL5-2/16
  Avro 99-999 from the Royal Flight.  Avro 748 BL5-2/16 #99-999  (Photo courtesy of Jirayu Hiranyavate) The Avro 99-999 from the 603 Sqn in flight. (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak). Avro 748-208 BL5-2/16 #60302 after the acident from the 22.11.2004 (Photo courtesy of Michael E. Fader)
BL5-3/26
  Avro 748 BL5-3/26 #60303  Avro 748 BL5-3/26 #60303  Avro 748 BL5-3/26 #60303 (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak)  Avro 748 BL5-3/26 #60303 (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
 

 

Avro 748 BL5-3/26 #60303

Avro 748 BL5-3/26 #60303 (Photo courtesy of a Friend)

Avro 748 BL5-3/26 #60303 (Photo courtesy of a Friend)

 

 

Avro 748 BL5-3/26 #60303 (Photo courtesy of a Friend)

Avro 748 BL5-3/26 #60303 (Photo courtesy of a Friend)

Avro 748 BL5-3/26 #60303 (Photo courtesy of a Friend)

Avro 748 BL5-3/26 #60303 (Photo courtesy of a Friend)

     
 

Avro 748 BL5-3/26 #60303 (Photo courtesy of a Friend)

Avro 748 BL5-3/26 #60303 (Photo courtesy of a Friend)

   
BL5-4/26
  60204 became later 60304 (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak). Avro 748 BL5-4/26 #60304 (Photo courtesy of RTAF via Phakphum Tangkijjarak) Avro 748 BL5-4/26 #60304 Avro 748 BL5-4/26 #60304
       
  Avro 748 BL5-4/26 #60304 (Photo courtesy of a Friend)      
BL5-5/26
  60205 became later 60305 (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak). Avro 748 BL5-5/26 #60305 (Photo courtesy of RTAF via Phakphum Tangkijjarak) Avro 748 BL5-5/26 #60305 (Photo courtesy of RTAF via Phakphum Tangkijjarak) 60305 sits on the ramp of the 6. Wing in Don Muang.(Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak).
 
  Avro 748 BL5-5/26 #60305 Avro 748 BL5-5/26 #60305 (Photo courtesy of RTAF via Phakphum Tangkijjarak) Avro 748 BL5-5/26 #60305 Avro 748 BL5-5/26 #60305 (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
       
  Avro 748 BL5-5/26 #60305(Photo courtesy of RTAF via Phakphum Tangkijjarak)      
BL5-6/26
  Avro 748 BL5-6/26 #60306 at RTAFB Don Muang (Photo courtesy of  www.thaiaviation.net ) Avro 748 BL5-6/26 #60306 Avro 748 BL5-6/26 #60306 Avro 748 BL5-6/26 #60306
 
  Avro 748 BL5-6/26 #60306 Avro 748 BL5-6/26 #60306 Avro 748 BL5-6/26 #60306 (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak) Avro 748 BL5-6/26 #60306 (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
       
  Avro 748 BL5-6/26 #60306  (Photo courtesy of a Friend)      
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Serial, Avro 748
Typ Thai Serial s/n Buzz Sqn / Wing Base Delivered Withdrawn Remarks
748-208 BL5-1/08 1570 60301 603 Sqn 6. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1.1965 present former 11-111
748-208 BL5-2/16 1715 60302 603 Sqn 6. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1.1973 22.11.2004 former 99-999
748-208 BL5-3/26 1569 60303 603 Sqn 6. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 8.1983 present ...
748-243 BL5-4/26 1644 60304 603 Sqn 6. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 8.1983 present ...
748-243 BL5-5/26 1646 60305 603 Sqn 6. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 8.1983 present ...
748-243 BL5-6/26 1645 60306 603 Sqn 6. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 8.1983 present ...
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Specifications

 Avro 748

Wingspan

Spannweite

30,02 m

Length

Länge

20,42 m

Height

Höhe

7,57 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

77,00 m²

Engine

Motor

2× Rolls-Royce Dart RDa.7 Mk 536-2 turboprop, 2,280 hp each

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

452 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

12,327 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

21,092 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

?

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

7,620 m

Range

Reichweite

1,715 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

none
Capacity Zuladung ? passengers
                   

- Last update 10. August 2014

Written 1. November 2005

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