The Airspeed AS.10 Oxford is a twin-engine monoplane aircraft developed and manufactured by Airspeed. Widely used for training British Commonwealth aircrews in navigation, radio-operating, bombing and gunnery roles throughout WWII.
Developed by Airspeed during the 1930s in response to the issuing of Specification T.23/36 from the British Air Ministry. Its basic design is derived from the company's AS.6 Envoy Commercial passenger aircraft.
On the outbreak of war, many thousands of Oxford were ordered by Britain and its allies, including Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, Poland, and the United States. Post WWII the Oxford was used to equip the newly formed air forces of Egypt, India, Israel, and Yugoslavia. It was considered to be a very capable trainer aircraft throughout the conflict, as well as being used as a general-purpose type.