Avro 688 Tudor 8      VX195


                                   In the immediate post war years a number of British manufacturers modified conventional airframes
                                   to accept jet engines. Viola!  Unfortunately it turned out that this did ploy did not result in instant jet
                                   airliner.  Turned out there was more to it than that, especially when high altitude and high speed was
                                   factored in. Nevertheless these pioneers did contribute significantly to the design theory.   The Tudor
                                   Mk. 8 was basically nothing more than a Tudor 1 with 4 Rolls Royce Nenes mounted side by side in
                                   two nacelles.  This was the aircraft upon which the Avro Canada C-102 Jetliner was based, a design
                                   which, in itself, could have gone far, had Avro Canada had the manufacturing capacity at the time.