Re: Request for help: Bristol 170 family

Date:         02 Apr 98 01:23:53 
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Robin Peel <> wrote:
> I think you get to see these beasts in action in the James Bond  movie
> "Goldfinger" (sean Connery and the Aston Martin have to fly to Geneva,
> as I recall).

No. The aircraft briefly visible in Goldfinger are Aviation Traders ATL-98
Carvairs -- modified DC-4s with a bulbous nose. The Bristol 170 is a
twin-engine taildragger; it also has a bulbous nose, but otherwise looks quite
different. Both types were used on car ferry services from England to the
European mainland. The Carvair was explicitly designed as a higher-capacity
car ferry to supplement/replace the Bristol 170s.

Stefano Pagiola
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