Aircraft Photo of G-APEP | Vickers 953C Merchantman | Hunting Cargo Airlines | AirHistory.net #70470
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:G-APEP
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Vanguard
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
Aircraft Version:Vickers 953C Merchantman
C/n (msn):719
Operator / Titles:Hunting Cargo Airlines
Aircraft Name:Superb
Location
City / Airport:Brooklands (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGLB   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Brooklands Museum
 
Photo Date:25 October 2014
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 70470
Photo Comment

The Vanguard was a very capable aeroplane but came on the scene just as turbojets were all the rage. As a result only 44 Vanguards were produced and this is the only surviving example. This aircraft was built at Brooklands in 1961, delivered to BEA and christened 'Superb'. In 1969 it was converted to a Merchantman and would serve BEA/BA until 1981. In 1992 it was sold to Hunting Cargo Airlines and flew until 1996, when it was donated to the Brooklands Museum for display

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