Avro  “504K”

avro504K 140x93The original A.V. Roe & Co. (Avro) model 504 was built in 1912 in England.  The public first saw the plane at the second Annual Derby in 1913 at Hendon.
Small numbers were bought by the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy Air Service before WWI, and were taken to France when war broke out.  The type was the first British aircraft shot down (by infantry fire) and may have given the Germans the first proof that the British were in the war against them.  
Despite its lack of success as a fighter, it came into its own as a trainer. An astonishing number of Avro 504’s were built over a span of 19 years as it carried on in various military and civilian roles well into the 1930’s in many countries.

Country: UK

Manufacturer: AV Roe & Company, Ltd.

Engine: (Rotec R3600) Le Rhône or Gnome

Horsepower: 80 hp

Max Speed: 90 mph

Weight: 1829 lbs

Ceiling: 16,000 feet

Range: 250 miles

Wing Span: 36′

Crew: Two

Fighter Factory operates and mainatins many WWII & WWI flying military aircraft including:

Fighters | Bombers | Trainers |Liaison & Other historical Military antiques

Spitfire | P-51 Mustang | Hawker Hurricane | TMB Avenger | P-40 Curtiss | PBY Catalina | FG-1D | SNJ-2 | T28-D | Corsair | Polikarpov PO-2 | Polikarpov I-15bis | Polikarpov I-16 Rata | Polikarpov I-163 | YAK | A-26 Invader | Junkers JU-52 | Sopwith Strutter | Tiger Moth DH-82A | SPAD SXIII | FM-2 Wildcat | Stearman N2S-3 | AD-4 Skyraider | Alabtros D.Va | Beechcraft T-34B | Bell P-63 | Bleriot X1 | Peashooter P26-D | Jungmeister 133C | Chipmunk DGC-1 | WACO YMF-5 | V1 Flying Bomb | Focke Wolfe FW-44J | Fokker Tri-Planes | Fokker Bi-Planes | Halberstadt | TG-4A | Russian LA-9 | Nieuport model 11 |

The above list is incomplete and we have more aircraft available at the museum


Fighter Factory – 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23457

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Fighter Factory

is the restoration & maintenance & facility for the
Military Aviation Museum.

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The new hangar was recently built in April 2011 on the grounds of the Virginia Beach Airport adjacent to the Museum

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We employ a team of 15 highly skilled and experienced aviation technicians to ensure our aircraft remain safely in flight operational status. Meeting all FAA standards as required

Restoration Work

In addition to aircraft maintenance, Fighter Factory staff are also involved in much of the aircraft restoration projects, either on-site or at remote locations.

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Whenever new aircraft are acquired for the museum it is the responsibility of Fighter Factory staff to become technically proficient and knowledgeable in that particular aircraft. To ensure flight safety for pilots & ground crew

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