Prototype Atalanta serving with Indian- Transcontinental Airways., c 1930s.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Prototype Atalanta serving with Indian- Transcontinental Airways., c 1930s.

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Prototype Atalanta serving as VT-aeF with Indian-Transcontinental Airways. The Armstrong Whitworth Atalanta was built in 1931 to the order of Imperial Airways. Eight aircraft served the Nairobi-Cape Town and Karachi-Singapore routes. Its high cruising speed and ability to operate into high altitude airports in tropical weather were its main attributes. It was powered by four Serval radial engines.
 

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