BOAC Canadair Argonaut Limited Edition Photograph - by Aviation Photographer Peter Keating
The cowlings are off and the Merlin engines are
getting a good service. No, not a Lancaster or Mosquito but a BOAC
Canadair C.4 Argonaut in the hangar at London Airport.
This is G-ALHY, the
last of the 22 Argonauts delivered to BOAC in 1949. Officially it is a
Canadair DC-4M-4, the Canadian-built version of the Douglas DC-4, but BOAC
called them 'Argonaut Class' and gave each of the aircraft a name from
classical mythology. HY was called 'Arion' after a very fast immortal
horse which could talk from an ancient Greek myth.
The aircraft stayed
in service with BOAC for almost ten years before being sold along with eight
other Argonauts to Overseas Aviation. Unfortunately Overseas went into
liquidation just a few months later owing more than £500,000 to various
creditors including BOAC, impressive for a company that had been operating for
less than three years! It was taken on by Derby Airways but was finally
scrapped at the end of the decade.
Two sizes are available. The 13" image is limited to 30 copies, while the 20" version is limited to 20 copies
Argonaut Servicing - BOAC Canadair C.4 Argonaut
- Artist: Peter Keating
- Product Code: CHG-016
- Availability: In Stock