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Last Remaining Aircraft Of Old

Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:40 pm

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.
 
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RE: Last Remaining Aircraft Of Old

Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:01 pm

Vultee V-1A - flown by American in the mid-30s.

http://www.eaa231.org/Museum/Vultee/Vultee.htm
 
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:09 pm

An225(?old enough)

Shorts Belfast

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Avro Lancaster

Beech Starship (5 privately owned left from the comment)

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XB70

A number of X planes

HS748. Not sure there are that many left
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RE: Last Remaining Aircraft Of Old

Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:11 pm

737-100 - only 1 left I thought?

B29 - not many of those left either
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RE: Last Remaining Aircraft Of Old

Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:44 pm

These few spring to mind.

McDonnell 220


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Bregeut 763-


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Bristol Britannia-Only a few remaining


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Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:54 pm

a Capronu Ca.20 from WWI... un restored and will stay that way

http://www.museumofflight.org/aircraft/caproni-ca20
 
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RE: Last Remaining Aircraft Of Old

Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:20 pm

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?

Edit: Sorry, just saw the XB-70 mentioned already

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RE: Last Remaining Aircraft Of Old

Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:27 am

Your probably approaching your limit with active Il62s and Il18s. Are there many Il86 flying now?

BAC 1-11s are thin on the ground now.
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RE: Last Remaining Aircraft Of Old

Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:41 pm

Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
Which type of aircraft have less than 20 remaining examples left in the world?

How about the Dassault Mercure? I think there were only 12 to begin with. I know there there are none flying today, but I don't know how many are still around.

There can't be many DC-2s left, maybe eight or so.

I know there only 6 Douglas B-18s left in the world.

Quoting 4holer (Reply 6):
Does Travolta's 707count?

probably not, considering there are more than twenty 707s out there, especially if you count the military operators.

How many Caravelles are still around? I know we just lost one to the scrapper recently in California.
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RE: Last Remaining Aircraft Of Old

Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:05 pm

On the McDonnell 220..what was the cruising speed, mach 3?
Betcha that little bugger could flat move across the sky......
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RE: Last Remaining Aircraft Of Old

Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:17 pm

I think the Avro Vulcan is under your 20-frame line, as is the Concorde.
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RE: Last Remaining Aircraft Of Old

Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:46 pm

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.
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RE: Last Remaining Aircraft Of Old

Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:41 pm

Quoting isitsafenow (Reply 9):
On the McDonnell 220

Where is the sole example? The last picture in the DB is at El Paso in 2002.
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RE: Last Remaining Aircraft Of Old

Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:01 pm

Quoting falstaff (Reply 12):
Where is the sole example? The last picture in the DB is at El Paso in 2002.

Shall I re-state and use past-tense?
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RE: Last Remaining Aircraft Of Old

Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:43 pm

*There is one Former United/Airborne Express Caravelle on display at the New England Air Museum at BDL...don't know how many others are left...possibly one or two more?

*How many L-1011's are left?
 
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RE: Last Remaining Aircraft Of Old

Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:18 am

This is the only intact Vickers Vanguard, at the Brooklands museum in England.


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Same aircraft with original operator.


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And after being converted to a freighter.


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