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Aeroplane Model - Armstrong Whitworth Argosy Reg. No: ST 023599
- Aircraft History
Built by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd for Imperial Airways with three Jaguar radial engines, the Argosy was first flown in March 1926. Imperial Airways operated the 20 passenger Argosy on services to Paris, Basle, Brussells and Cologne from Croydon Airport near London. In 1929, the Argosy was used to inaugurate the Empire air mail route to India. Just six Argosy aircraft were built. Three were lost in accidents with the last example being retired in 1936.
This 1:24 scale model was donated to the Museum by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd in 1954. It is apparently a factory presentation or display model.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd, 1954
|Tagged with:||model aeroplanes, passenger aircraft, scale models|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||AIR TRANSPORT|
|Tertiary Classification:||model propeller biplanes - passenger|
|Original Source:||Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd, England, Great Britain, 1954|