Airplanes Planes Used By British Overseas Airways Corporation

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List of planes used by British Overseas Airways Corporation. Plane models are listed alphabetically and include additional information about each individual British Overseas Airways Corporation aircrafts. British Overseas Airways Corporation uses, or at some point has used, these planes. This list answers the questions "what kind of aircraft does British Overseas Airways Corporation use?" and "what plane am I flying on British Overseas Airways Corporation?" List includes photos of the British Overseas Airways Corporation planes when available, to help clear up what airplanes British Overseas Airways Corporation flies. This is a list that includes items like Vickers VC.1 Viking and Avro Lancastrian. (15 items)

The Armstrong Whitworth Ensign was a British four-engine airliner built during the 1930s for Imperial Airways. It could seat 40 passengers and was designed for European and Asian routes, connecting Britain with further seaplane flights to Australia and South Africa. In the Second World War, they were used for transport duties to and from the area of Middle East command. After the war, they were withdrawn from service but - with no buyers forthcoming - scrapped. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Airliner

Manufacturer: Armstrong Whitworth, Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft

Introduced: Jan 01 1938

Length (m): 34.7

Maiden Flight: Jan 24 1938

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Avro Lancastrian is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Planes Used By British Overseas Airways Corporation
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The Avro 691 Lancastrian was a Canadian and British passenger and mail transport aircraft of the 1940s and 1950s developed from the Avro Lancaster heavy bomber. The Lancaster was named after Lancaster, Lancashire; a Lancastrian is an inhabitant of Lancashire. The Lancastrian was basically a modified Lancaster bomber without armour or armament and with the gun turrets replaced by streamlined metal fairings, including a new nose section. The initial batch was converted directly from Lancasters; later batches were new builds. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Mail transport, Passenger

Manufacturer: Avro

Introduced: Jan 01 1945

Designer: Roy Chadwick

Length (m): 23.42

Maiden Flight: Jan 01 1943

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Avro Tudor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Planes Used By British Overseas Airways Corporation
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The Avro Type 688 Tudor was a British piston-engined airliner based on Avro's four-engine Lincoln bomber, itself a descendant of the famous Lancaster heavy bomber, and was Britain's first pressurised airliner. Customers saw the aircraft as little more than a pressurised DC-4 Skymaster, and few orders were forthcoming, important customers preferring to buy US aircraft. The tailwheel undercarriage layout was also dated and a disadvantage. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Airliner

Manufacturer: Avro

Designer: Roy Chadwick

Length (m): 24.23

Accidents: 1959 Air Charter Turkey crash, BSAA Star Tiger disappearance, BSAA Star Ariel disappearance

Maiden Flight: Jun 14 1945

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Avro York is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Planes Used By British Overseas Airways Corporation
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The Avro York was a British transport aircraft that was derived from the Second World War Lancaster heavy bomber, and used in both military and civilian roles between 1943 and 1964. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Airliner

Manufacturer: Avro

Introduced: Jan 01 1944

Designer: Roy Chadwick

Length (m): 23.93

Accidents: 1956 Scottish Airlines Malta air disaster

Maiden Flight: Jul 05 1942

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