Airspeed Oxford: Διαφορά μεταξύ των αναθεωρήσεων

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The Oxford, built to [[List Of Air Ministry Specifications|Specification T.23/36]], was based on [[Airspeed Ltd|Airspeed's]] commercial 8-seater craft, the [[Airspeed Envoy|Airspeed AS.6 Envoy]]. Seven of these had been modified for the [[South African Air Force]] as the "Convertible Envoy", which could be equipped at short notice with a single machine-gun in a hand-operated [[Armstrong Whitworth]] dorsal turret and bomb racks.
 
The Oxford is low-wing cantilever monoplane with a semi-monocoque constructed fuselage and wooden tail unit. It had landing gear that is retractable into the engine nacelles and a tail-wheel. With a normal crew of three the seating could be changed to suit the training role. The cockpit had dual controls and two seats for a pilot and either a navigator or second pilot. When used as for bomb-aimer training the second set of controls were removed and the space was used for a prone bomb-aimer. When used as a navigation trainer the second seat is pushed back to line up with the chart table. In the rear is accomodation for a wirless operator facing aft on the starboard side. In the Oxford I a dorsal turret is located amidships. The aircraft could be used for training navigators, bomb-aimers, wireless operators, air gunners and camera operators. The Oxford could also be used as an Air Ambulance. <ref name="Janes">{{cite book |last= |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title= The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985)|year= |publisher= Orbis Publishing|location= |issn=}}</ref>
 
==Operational history==
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