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A quaint and, as was compulsory in the good-olde days, stolidly ugly aircraft. As a turboprop aircraft it could be seen as a replacement for the [[Beverley]], although it has a somewhat smaller maximum payload. Transport Command never really got a fair shake of the stick; years of making do with not terribly good planes, then as soon as it looked like they were getting a halfway decent [[Short Belfast|aircraft]], the bean counters abolished them.
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A quaint and, as was compulsory in the good-olde days, stolidly ugly aircraft. As a turboprop aircraft it could be seen as a replacement for the [[Beverley]], although it has a somewhat smaller maximum payload. Never popular with the army, [[The Movements Game|Transport Command]] never really got a fair shake of the stick; years of making do with not terribly good planes, then as soon as it looked like [[RAF Mover|they]] were getting a halfway decent [[Short Belfast|aircraft]], the bean counters abolished them.
  
 
[http://www.argosyair.com/ further reading]
 
[http://www.argosyair.com/ further reading]
  
 
more [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Whitworth_AW.660_Argosy further reading]
 
more [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Whitworth_AW.660_Argosy further reading]
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Revision as of 19:55, 27 April 2008

A quaint and, as was compulsory in the good-olde days, stolidly ugly aircraft. As a turboprop aircraft it could be seen as a replacement for the Beverley, although it has a somewhat smaller maximum payload. Never popular with the army, Transport Command never really got a fair shake of the stick; years of making do with not terribly good planes, then as soon as it looked like they were getting a halfway decent aircraft, the bean counters abolished them.

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