Aviation Photo #1087454 Vickers 951 Vanguard - BEA - British European Airways

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I was always impressed with the Vanguard and its performance, however from a passenger point of view, a lot of vibration in the forward cabin near the engines, always tried to get a window seat aft of the wing. Little did I know I would work with the Vanguard/Merchantman towards the end of its service with B.E.A./ British Airways. A much underrated aircraft, which gave good service but arrived too late, due to development problems with its Tyne engines. It was overtaken by the Jet era.
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    Ian MacFarlane
    BEA - British European Airways
    Vickers 951 Vanguard
    Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
    Vickers Vanguard/Merchantman
    London - Heathrow
    United Kingdom
    September 5, 1962
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