Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy The Armstrong Whitworth Argosy was a freighter aircraft designed in Britain in the 1950s which was produced in small numbers for civil service. It was not very profitable to operate except on specialized routes.
The Armstrong Whitworth Argosy was a purpose built freight carrying aircraft designed in the 1950s. Starting as a military project it was redesigned for civil service and the prototype first flew on 8 January 1959.
The fuselage pod could be opened at both ends for quicker loading and unloading.
Two civil versions of the Argosy were made, ten Series 100 aircraft and seven slightly improved Series 200 aircraft.
In addition 56 military versions were manufactured for the Royal Air Force.
A couple of civil Argosies were flown by Safe Air in New Zealand and in Australia by Brian and Brown, and then IPEC, on services across Bass Strait.
This model represents VH-BBA flying for IPEC in April 1980.
Welsh Models 1/144 kit with Hawkeye decals. Completed February 2019.