Lincolnian

Lincoln G-ALPF

Avro 695 Lincolnian

With ATEL from early 1952 to late 1952

Looking very similar to the earlier ‘Lancastrian’ design with the exception of larger engine nacelles, this slightly larger Avro Lincoln variant was referred to as the ‘Lincolnian’ and it was the only aircraft of its kind to become part of the ATEL fleet, although she was ultimately retained for spares use only. This particular aircraft came to Southend as part of Don Bennett’s former airline Fairflight which had recently been purchased by a Laker owned subsidiary of Air Charter, namely Surrey Flying Services. She flew almost 50 trips for the aforementioned airline during the Berlin Airlift, transporting oil in her underbelly pannier which had been fitted during 1949. However, by late 1952 she had been broken up, some of her parts possibly going to three Avro Yorks that were being rebuilt by Aviation Traders at the time.

 

Avro 695 Lincolnian

G-ALPF – ?/52 to ?/52

WFU and scrapped at Southend  ?/52

 

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