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Bristol 175 Britannia 253 (13397)


Date: 11/1975

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the first Bristol Britannia for Young Cargo in basic Royal Air Force colors, but with a red cheatline, was delivered at Charleroi in October 1975.

Date: 12/02/1976

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: first noted in January 1976 with tiny 'in co-operation with Liberia World Airlines' titles below the cockpit, it visited Antwerp on a training flight and it was the second visit of this large turboprop at the Belgian regional airport (the first one did occur 9 days earlier of the same airframe).

Date: 1976

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: with Arabian Red Crescent markings.

Date: 10/1979

Location: STN/EGSS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: it was first seen stored at Stansted on July 17 1977 and as history would tell it never took the sky again. Here depicted without propellers with the cheatline straightened which was done earlier in 1977. After a few years of storage, it was last seen derelict but still intact on January 25 1981 but shortly afterwards scrapped.


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