By William Patrick Dean
The ATL-98 Carvair: A finished historical past of the airplane and All 21 Airframes КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: McFarland & CompanyАвтор(ы): William Patrick DeanЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2008Количество страниц: 417ISBN: 978-0-7864-3670-5Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 10,7 mbThe ATL-98 Carvair is a very strange plane. switched over from 19 C-54 international conflict II delivery planes and DC-4 airliners right into a small fleet of air ferries through Aviation investors of Southend, England, the Carvair allowed advertisement air passengers to accompany their cars onboard the plane. The planes have been dispersed through the international, working for seventy five airways and transporting vehicles, royalty, rock teams, refugees, whales, rockets, army automobiles, gold, or even nuclear fabric. After greater than forty five years, Carvairs have been in 2008 nonetheless in provider. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero
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Throughout the end of 1971 the future of BAF remained in limbo fueled by rumors and speculation. It was assumed that BAF would be lost in the Transmeridian operation. However, BAF was operated as a separate company. Combined advertising literature showed the Carvair but it was dominated by the ability of the Transmeridian CL-44s. British Air Ferries was slowly merged into TMAC operations but remained under BAF colors. Transmeridian advertised in Flight International for 10 more CL-44 crews to increase the fleet to nine aircraft.
It is of interest to note the parallels of Carvair and the 747, which ﬁrst flew in 1968. The 747 is similar in proﬁle for the same reason as the Carvair, straight in loading. Boeing gambled its future on the development of the 747 and believed that it would be relegated to an all cargo role after the SST (Super Sonic Transport) became operational assuming a decline in passenger trafﬁc. The 747 was designed as a freighter with elevated cockpit and nose door to allow straight in loading imitating the Carvair.
Beginning in 1972 the Carvairs were painted with navy blue bottom with white upper fuselage and wide light blue cheat-line retaining the black BAF letters which was the last color scheme for the British Carvairs. In 1973 a Carvair was painted in a special BAF livery to haul racecars. In 1975 another was converted to all cargo and stripped to bare metal in an experiment to reduce weight and increase payload. In June 1977 it received the livery of yellow and black sash on the forward fuselage. One other Carvair received the yellow and black colors.
The ATL-98 Carvair: A Comprehensive History of the Aircraft and All 21 Airframes by William Patrick Dean