Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
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Carvair G-ANYB (2)
The Aviation Traders ATL-98 was a hybrid aircraft, essentially a Douglas DC-4, with a custom built tail section, an extended and enlarged nose with a front opening clam-type door.
The Carvair first flew on 21st June 1961, a two hour test flight, and following further flight testing G-ANYB entered commercial service on 17th February 1962.
The Carvair was used as a vehicle ferry aircraft, larger than the Bristol Freighters and with a longer range. They were soon plying deep routes into Europe on Channel Air Bridge services, and then later in British United Airways livery.