Aloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4477 posts, RR: 15 Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3846 times:
I'm trying to compile a list of aircraft whose type only has one remaining frame left in the world. But I'm also interested in those with very, very low numbers of remaining frames.
Which type of aircraft have less than 20 remaining examples left in the world? Which aircraft are the last of their breed, being the only remaining example? (I'm not looking for replicas, so the thousands of wright flyer replicas don't count. Only original aircraft, whether restored or just preserved, airworthy or not.)
This includes jetliners, prop airliners, business aircraft, etc. Anything that's down to its last numbers.
4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2997 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3165 times:
Convair 990, more rare since the El Paso bird was scrapped.
Convair 880, wish the restoration project could have at least kept that one whole.
The turbojet powered KC135 "vomit comet" at Pima Air Museum has to be rare.
XB-70 in Wright Patterson
Pratt-Whitney has the last airworthy B720
Does Travolta's 707count?
ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4627 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3051 times:
The Vickers VC-10 has 13 remaining in service (24% of the total production run - pretty amazing considering the last example was delivered in 1970 - the youngest in service is 40 years old!), and there are three complete examples in museums and one fuselage in a musem.
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!