Avro 533 Manchester I    F3493                                       (c/n


                                        Hard to image that this sophisticated design was produced as early as 1918.   It flew too late
                                        to see service in WW I and, in the event, the program was limited to three prototypes, the first
                                        of which, the Mk. I is seen above.  This version of the bomber/reconnaisance concept was
                                        powered by two A.B.C. Dragonfly I engines.   The Mk II  received the more reliable 300 hp
                                        Siddeley Puma power plant, whilst the prototype (Mk .III) was to have had 400 h.p. Liberty
                                        engines but was never completed.