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Author Topic: Armstrong Whitworth 650 - how was it used in real life?  (Read 2875 times)

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Armstrong Whitworth 650 - how was it used in real life?
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2011, 08:51:10 PM »
104b is a good ja plane

Offline DHillMSP

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Re: Armstrong Whitworth 650 - how was it used in real life?
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2011, 09:06:13 PM »
Boac or maybe it was eastern midlands used them for passenger services. I believe it was used as a combi though. In James bond... He flys on one I. The movie but I can't remember which movie it was. I'm thinking golden member.

Come to think of it, you're right - Goldfinger's car was loaded on one.  :o

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Armstrong Whitworth 650 - how was it used in real life?
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2011, 09:29:57 PM »
I found this while looking for pics of the above:

"The aircraft (which has a profile similar to a Boeing 747) that transports Goldfinger and his car out of England is actually an Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair. This was a heavily modified Douglas DC-4. The 747 didn't make its first flight until 1969 but the Carvair entered service in 1962 (two years before Goldfinger). The flight number for the flight in the movie was British United Air Ferry Flight VS 400 to Geneva, Switzerland. "

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Re: Armstrong Whitworth 650 - how was it used in real life?
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2011, 08:04:23 PM »
I found this while looking for pics of the above:

"The aircraft (which has a profile similar to a Boeing 747) that transports Goldfinger and his car out of England is actually an Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair. This was a heavily modified Douglas DC-4. The 747 didn't make its first flight until 1969 but the Carvair entered service in 1962 (two years before Goldfinger). The flight number for the flight in the movie was British United Air Ferry Flight VS 400 to Geneva, Switzerland. "
there you go...

havent seen the movie for a while and was thinking it was the Whitworth.

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Re: Armstrong Whitworth 650 - how was it used in real life?
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2011, 09:31:46 PM »
I found this while looking for pics of the above:

"The aircraft (which has a profile similar to a Boeing 747) that transports Goldfinger and his car out of England is actually an Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair. This was a heavily modified Douglas DC-4. The 747 didn't make its first flight until 1969 but the Carvair entered service in 1962 (two years before Goldfinger). The flight number for the flight in the movie was British United Air Ferry Flight VS 400 to Geneva, Switzerland. "

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Falcon-Airways/Aviation-Traders-ATL-98/1234479/L/
CEO of South Where Airlines (SWA|WH)

Offline swiftus27

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Re: Armstrong Whitworth 650 - how was it used in real life?
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2011, 11:31:44 PM »
im more surprised it is/was a DC4.  That's some seriously heavy modding of an a/c.

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Re: Armstrong Whitworth 650 - how was it used in real life?
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2011, 02:13:26 PM »
im more surprised it is/was a DC4.  That's some seriously heavy modding of an a/c.

Much like the Guppies and Belugas that came after it.  ;D

 

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