Air Enthusiast 2003-04
M.Willing - Hawker Siddeley's Crisp Carrier (2)
C.1s XN821 and XN850, both part of the Benson-based Argosy Operational Conversion Unit, 1961.
Many Argosies carried names, including 115 Squadron's XR140 'Jason'.
First C.1 XN814 showing the clamshell doors in the open position. The lower element acted as a parachute jump floor.
Argosy, в случае установки заправочного агрегата Mk 21, мог использоваться в качестве самолета-заправщика. На снимке: Argosy C.Mk 1 во время испытаний по дозаправке (в качестве заправляемого) от Vickers Valiant
C.1 XN814 during in-flight refuelling trials with 214 Squadron Vickers Valiant BK.1 XD812.
C.1 XN817 served all of its life on trials work, mostly with the Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment at Boscombe Down.
C.1 XP411 painted up in red and white 'trainer' colours in 1975 as part of the abortive T.2 project. It was used as a crew trainer and is now at the RAF Museum, Cosford.
Series 101 G-APRL was used to trial the clamshell rear doors for the C.1.
Some of the fleet adopted the sand/brown/black tactical camouflaged scheme - XR106 illustrated.
The large 'thimble' radar denoted the still-born T.2 conversions - only one was fully fitted out. C.1 XR136 was acquired by OTRAG as 9Q-COA.
Armstrong Whitworth Argosy C.1.
Argosy, в случае установки заправочного агрегата Mk 21, мог использоваться в качестве самолета-заправщика. На снимке: Argosy C.Mk 1 во время испытаний по дозаправке (в качестве заправляемого) от Vickers Valiant
C.1 XN814 during in-flight refuelling trials with 214 Squadron Vickers Valiant BK.1 XD812.
Bitteswell tried to stay in the transport business after the Argosy, with the V/STOL HS.681 project.