Cause and Effect

Bad Timing; Good Recovery

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Vickers, seeking to capitalize on their success with the Viscount and in response to a request from British European Airways, introduced the Vanguard in 1960. The problem is the Vanguard was a turboprop aircraft introduced at a time when jetliners were gaining widespread acceptance. The Sud Aviation Caravelle, Boeing 707, and Douglas DC-8 had just gone on sale and the venerable De Havilland Comet had been in use for 8 years. Predictably, this meant meager sales and a short production life for the new Vickers.

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Airborne Awesomosity

Fairchild C-119 The Boxcar Willy Of The Skies

Fairchild C-119 Boxcar

[image credit – Wayne Moyer 2012]

While we focus on fighters and bombers the eighteen wheelers of the skies soldier on without any attention. Today we will show on one of the more unique pack mules of the air. The C-119 Boxcar delivered the goods without complaint for two decades showed the piston engine wasn’t dead.

 

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Airborne Awesomosity

When size does matter – The C-124 Globemaster II

C-124 Globemaster II

C-124 Globemaster II

With three stories of cargo storage running on four 4360 cubic inch engines; The Globemaster II shows 50’s gigantism at it’s finest

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