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FS2004 Air Charter Ltd. Bristol Britannia 307. Textures for Jens B. Kristensen's Bristol Britannia 300 model (BRT_V10.ZIP). These textures depict Britannia 307 c/n 12921, built at Belfast as Britannia 305 destined for the U.S. Northeast Airlines. But not taken up she was delivered 1958 as Britannia 307 G-ANCE to Air Charter Ltd. London, the first airline founded by the famous aviation intrepreneur Freddy Laker. The aircraft made several trooping flights between London-Stansted and Christmas Island in the Pacific via Goose Bay, Vancouver and Honolulu. Carrying up to 124 passengers, troops and service personal in a journey time of 29 hours to the Island, which was used for the British nuclear test program. The Britannia made many further trooping flights to the at that time numerous British overseas bases, carrying servicemen and their families. One of these flights reached around the world for 26,100 miles in 72 hours from London via Bahrain, Colombo and Singapore to Adelaide and Sydney, then to Christmas Island and back eastbound via San Francisco and Montreal to London. G-ANCE went together whis sistership G-ANCD to British United Airways BUA in merger and was sold 1965, converted to freighter 307F, to Lloyd International, then 1972 to Monarch and 1974 to Aer Turas. Withdrawn from use in 1979 she was stored at Manston and later at Dublin, 1981 finaly broken up at Dublin. By Manfred Meyer.