Ensign prototype G-ADSR in flight above the clouds, c 1930s.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Ensign prototype G-ADSR in flight above the clouds, c 1930s.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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The Armstrong Whitworth Ensign first flew on 24 January 1938. Characterized by a sleek all metal structure and a large retractable undercarriage, it was the largest pre-war landplane built for Imperial Airways. Fourteen were built, staying in pasenger service until 1946. After war service the fleet survivors transferred to BOAC.
 

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