Canopus 3 engine ferry flight 1937

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Canopus 3 engine ferry flight 1937

Postby longshot » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:46 pm

Looking at the use of Macon ,Central France as a refuelling stop by Imperial's Empire boats I found this shot of Canopus with a Shell bowser nearby ... mrc&uact=8

Note that the no2 engine is missing with a dome shaped fairing in it's place . I conclude that it's Canopus' 3 engine ferry flight back to the UK after the June 1937 loss of an engine over the Med. Cambria accompanied it home apparently and there is also a photo of Cambria on the river at Macon
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Re: Canopus 3 engine ferry flight 1937

Postby dogsbody » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:00 pm

Nice find. Thanks for posting it.

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