Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Road Hog! Air Libya BAe-146-300

An Air Libya BAe-146-300 takes off from Rhebat airstrip,
a stretch of mountain road, near the Nafusa Mountains, Libya.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

The Armstrong Whitworth Argosy

The Armstrong Whitworth Argosy was the last aircraft produced by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft. It first flew on the 8th January 1959. 56 military AW.660 were built for the Royal Air Force. They could accommodate 69 troops, or 48 stretcher cases or 29,000 lb (13 tonnes) of freight. The AW.660 version had the nose door sealed to take a weather radar radome, the rear doors were changed to 'clam shell' style with an integral loading ramp and two doors were fitted on the starboard side to enable paratroopers to exit. 17 AW 650 in total were built for civil operators BEA and Riddle Airlines. Many ex RAF AW.660 also ended up with civil freight airlines.
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