Classic Airliners: 76 Older Types Worldwide, Described and by Tom Singfield

By Tom Singfield

This spouse quantity to "Airliners Worldwide", "Airlines Worldwide", and "Airlines Remembered" reports the necessities, histories and operations of seventy six airliner kinds from the final part century. it really is illustrated with greater than two hundred notable colour photos from all over the global, displaying the airliners either in carrier and preserved examples that could nonetheless be obvious this present day. incorporated are fondly-remembered kinds similar to the Lockheed Constellation, Douglas DC-3, and Vickers Viscount, plus a few much less famous but major forms, resembling the Dassault Mercure, Breguet Deux Ponts, Saab Scandia, and VFW-614. all of the acceptable Boeing, Douglas, Antonov, Lockheed, Ilyushin, and Tupolev varieties appear.

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32 Superfreighter, first seen in 1953, has now disappeared completely. This version had alarger, revised tail fin and an extended nose allowing the carriage of three cars plus 20 passengers. The Bristol 170 was immensely strong but it could often live up to its nickname 'Frightener' because of its ability to collect ice. The thick wing with its poor de-icing equipment and the buibous nose were ideal aerial ice collectors and caused many headaches for its aircrew. Three years ago there were two Freighters flying but one of these sadly crashed at Enstone in the UK in July 1996.

This view taken at Palma in August 1978 shows the two hinge fairings on the rear fuselage to advantage. (Author's collection) CANADAIR CL·44 & YUKON In the early 1950s, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) produced a requirement for a maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine patrol aircraft which would be based on the Bristol Britannia (see page 52) and licence built in Canada. The result was the CL-28, known to the RCAF as the CP-1 07 Argus. Apart from the Wright Cyclone piston engines, tail boom and the modified nose, the Argus was externally very similar to the Britannia.

After Aigle Azur was taken over by UAT in 1955, the Stratoliners remained in the Far East, and in 1964 a handful were operating charters around Saigon and Hanoi. Amazingly, some of these Stratoliners were still operating 'diplomatic flights' in Laos in 1974. Surviving examples include the 'Howard Hughes' houseboat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and N19903. This had originally been delivered to Pan American in May 1940 as 'Clipper Flying Cloud'. After service in South Africa, it was sold to the Haiti Air Force in 36 Boeing Aircraft Company Seattle, Washington USA 1954 for use as aVIP transport, but was sold back to the USA in 1957.

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