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'.
Военно-транспортных самолетов "Аргоси" C.Mk.I построили 56 экземпляров
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.