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Alliott Verdon Roe

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Alliott Verdon Roe

Person  Male  Born 26/4/1877  Died 4/1/1958

Categories: Aviation, Engineering

Aircraft designer and manufacturer. Born Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe at Patricroft, Manchester. He was inspired by the Wright brothers to devote himself to powered flight. In 1907 he built a biplane at Brooklands, Kent. His first triplane used a French engine, but in 1909, he produced and flew the first all-British plane. Knighted in 1929, he died at St Mary's Hospital, Porstmouth.

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Alliott Verdon Roe - E17 (1)

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Alliott Verdon Roe - E17 (2)

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Alliott Verdon Roe - SW18

A.V. Roe, 1877 - 1958, aircraft pioneer and designer of AVRO aeroplanes, expe...

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