Aircraft Photo of G-ATZH / XV196 | Canadair CL-44D4-2 | Transmeridian Air Cargo - TAC | UK - Air Force | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:G-ATZH
Serial Painted:XV196
Aircraft Original Type:Canadair CL-44
Aircraft Generic Type:Canadair CL-44
Aircraft Version:Canadair CL-44D4-2
Operator / Titles:(Transmeridian Air Cargo - TAC)
Operator Painted:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):21
Location
City / Airport:London - StanstedMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGSS   IATA: STN   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:March 1973
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 1973
Photo Comment

These bizarre "RAF Air Support Command" marks were applied for a film while 'ZH was in a derelict state at STN. Quite who would have been fooled by the huge roundel on the tail is hard to see; note the serial 'XV196' borrowed from a Herk (which incidentally is still active). Formerly Flying Tigers' N452T, she was bought by TMAC 29.1.72 and known by them as 'Hangar Queen' - a name that should have been heeded as after returning to service she crashed in the sea just after t/o from Kai Tak on 2.9.77

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