Cierva C.30

Multi Purpose Autogyro

Cierva C.30A, ex Royal AF, Reg. HM580, c/n 726, Imperial War Museum Duxford © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Cierva C.30 is a single-engine single-seat multipurpose autogyro developed by the British Cierva Autogiro Company of Great Britain Ltd. produced by AVRO, A.V. Roe and Company (UK), Lioré et Olivier (France) and Focke-Wulf (Germany).
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelArmstrong Siddeley Genet Major 1A
Engine Power104 kW140 hp
max. Cruise Speed154 km/h83 kts
  96 mph
Speed178 km/h96 kts
  110 mph
Service Ceiling2.438 m8.000 ft
Range459 km248 NM
285 mi.
Empty Weight553 kg1.219 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight816 kg1.800 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)3
Main Rotor Diameter11,28 m37 ft 0 in
Rotor Disc Area100,0 m²1076 ft²
Length6,00 m19 ft 8 in
Height3,38 m11 ft 1 in
First Flight04/1933
Production Statusout of production
Total Production143
Data for (Version)Cierva C.30A
VariantsAvro 671 Rota, Focke-Wulf C.30, Lioré-et-Olivier Le.OC.301

[Photo-ID: 10825] © Karsten Palt 2015-04-04
Liore et Olivier C.302, , F-BDAD, c/n 15,© Karsten Palt, 2015Liore et Olivier
Reg.: F-BDAD
c/n: 15
Musee de l Air et de l Espace [Paris Le Bourget]
[Photo-ID: 1246] © Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Cierva C.30A, Royal Air Force, HM580, c/n 726,© Karsten Palt, 2008Cierva
Royal Air Force
Reg.: HM580
c/n: 726
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 10645] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Cierva C.30A, Spanish Air Force, XVU.1-01, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2014Cierva
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: XVU.1-01
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 1247] © Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
AVRO Rota (Cierva C.30A), Royal Air Force, K4232, c/n R3/CA/40,© Karsten Palt, 2008AVRO
Rota (Cierva C.30A)
Royal Air Force
Reg.: K4232
c/n: R3/CA/40
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]