Armstrong Whitworth A.W.19 A-3
The A.W.19 was a
2-3 seat general purpose biplane first flown in 1934. It was a
venture designed in response to Air
Ministry Spec G4/31. As such, the image here shows
it with Class B
registration A-3. It was later given the military serial
K5606 The design
excellent visibility for
the pilot, seated as he was high
up ahead of the top wing in
an open cockpit.
Aft of the wings was a
gunner's cockpit fitted with a Lewis m/g mounted
on a ring. Forward armament
consisted of a single Vickers m/g firing through the
cockpits was cabin with an observer-navigator's station.
The bomb (or torpedo)
carried under the center fuselage, with smaller ordnance carried under
The winner of
the Spec was the Vickers Wellesey and only the
prototype A.W.19 was built.