Behind the Scenes of a Vickers Vanguard Demo Tour

In the April 8, 1960 issue of The Aeroplane and Astronautics the magazine reported on a demonstration tour to the West Indies by a Vickers Vanguard.

Vickers had high hopes for the Vanguard after the success of its earlier Viscount. Like other new airliners the manufacturer sent the aircraft to numerous countries to demonstrate its capabilities to potential customers. However, only 44 were built and the type flew passengers for a relatively short time compared to the career of the Merchantman cargo variant.Here’s the fascinating account of a demonstration tour from 1960…

Vanguard’s West Indian Tour

For a relatively new aeroplane (it first flew less than fifteen months ago), the Vickers Vanguard has already made a large number of overseas appearances.

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