Re: Request for help: Bristol 170 family

Date:         02 Apr 98 01:23:55 
From: (John Wright)
Organization: Janet, me and our cat in our little cottage
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On 30 Mar 98 04:31:35 , in <airliners.1998.558@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Felix Rosbergen wrote:
>Ik work at Schiphol ( Amsterdam Airport ) and somebody last weekend said
>' look there goes a Bristol'.
>I don't know what type or anything, but the guy said it was at least 30
>years old.
>I was on old 4 porp plane with a vage appearence of a hercules.
>The one i saw is still in service as a freighter for 'Heavy Lift', an
>air cargo company.

That was most likely a Short Belfast. Only 10 were ever built
(1964-1966), as military freighters for the RAF, and on being taken out
of RAF service, in 1976 some went to Heavy Lift Airlines and are still
used by them.

John Wright

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