Aeroplane Monthly 1993-07
J.Stroud - Bristol Freighter /Post-war propliners/
G-AGVB was the first Wayfarer. It undertook operations for Channel Islands Airways in 1946.
Two of the Silver City Mk 32s at Lydd, Kent.
Silver City Airways’ G-AIFV, over Le Touquet, was a Mk IIA which also served Dalmia Jain and Indian National Airways as VT-CID.
The first AerLingus Type 170, Mk 31 El-AFP. It joined the Irish airline in March 1952, went to the Ministry of Supply as WJ320 that November and reverted to its original British civil registration G-AINL in 1954 with Aviation Traders at Southend. After a period with Dan-Air it went to Canada in 1970 and became CF-YDO.
2 декабря 1945г.: в Филтоне летчик-испытатель С. Ф. Увинс поднял в воздух самолет Bristol Type 170, спроектированный на основе самолета Bombay.
G-AGPV, the proto­type Bristol 170 Freighter.
The inauguration of the first regular car ferry by air between England (Lympne) and France (Le Touquet) took place on April 13, 1949, operated by Silver City Airways.
Silver City’s Mk 32 G-AMWE plying its trade out of Ferryfield on July 4, 1958. This Freighter was scrapped in 1967.
Trans-Canada Air Lines’ Mk 31 CF-TFX. The fin and rudder carried the words “Cargo Liner”.
The cabin of Wayfarer G-AGVB when used by Channel Islands Airways.
The flight deck of a New Type 170 for military use.
KEITH WOODCOCK’S painting shows one of Silver City Airways’ Bristol 170 Freighters over a Belgian ferry, Prince Philippe (II), on the Ostend-Dover line.
Caricaturist Ken Aitken’s affectionate depiction of the Bristol Freighter, complete with accompanying Betjemanesque verse.