The ATL Carvair was designed to carry cars across the English Channel. They were conversions of Douglas DC-4 airliners with new, high, noses which allowed cars to be loaded through the nose under the flight deck.
The Aviation Traders Limited (ATL) 98 Carvair was a conversion of Douglas DC-4 airliners.
It was designed in Britain as a car air ferry to transport cars across the English Channel, replacing the smaller Bristol Freighters.
Development began when DC-4s were being replaced in regular air services by jet airliners and were relatively cheap to buy and convert. The first one flew on 21 June 1961 and twenty-one were manufactured.
They served as general freighters with many airlines around the world into the 1990s.
This model represents VH-INJ which flew as a Douglas DC-4 for Ansett-ANA between 1963 and 1965 and as a Carvair between October 1965 and June 1972.
Roden 1/144 kit with Hawkeye decals. Completed in May 2014.