Airspeed A.S.10 Oxford
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A light, twin-engined monoplane used by the RAF as a trainer and "station hack", the Oxford was fairly
basic and box-like, thus the nickname "Oxbox".
The annotation on this photo indicates that the Aircraft is an Airspeed Oxford Mk.
I fitted with an Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah X powerplant during April of 1942.
The RCAF had 27 Aircraft of this mark (registration numbers 1501 - 1525, A89, and A101)
on strength from 8 May, 1939 to 26 April, 1944, although the largest category in use by
the RCAF is identified as "Mk. I & II" and consists of 606 Aircraft. The reason for this
indetereminacy is that the Mk. I was intended for all aspects of flight crew training, including
gunnery, and an Armstrong Whitworth dorsal turret was fitted, the Mk. II, however was mainly used
for pilot training and was merely a Mk. I with the turret removed.