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Another plane designed to replace the DC-3: the Ambassador (FSX)


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The Ambassador had its origin in 1943 as a requirement identified by the Brabazon Committee for a twin-engined, short to medium-haul replacement for the Douglas DC-3. Airspeed Ltd. was asked to prepare an unpressurised design in the 14.5 ton gross weight class, using two Bristol Hercules radial engines. The result was this beautiful (and very British) design.

Here it is on a virtual take-off from Biggin Hill.

 

FSX Gold with Acceleration

Freeware Airspeed Ambassador for FSX by Rob Richardson

Freeware FS9 Centaurus soundset

Freeware Bigging Hill airport scenery

Freeware Drzewiecki grass textures

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Thank very much for your visit, I hope you liked the old Gal :)

GREETZ!

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The Airspeed Ambassador is a beautiful aircraft. As a youngster I thought that triple tails and double tails were superior to singe tail fins. I remember from childhood reading an old comic whereby the hero, a teen boy, lands this aircraft after the pilot becomes very ill.

 

Your photo essay is as crisp clear and excellent as the rest of your work. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

 

Best wishes.

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Thanks very much Khalid, JanKees and Gerard :):):)

 

Khalid, they were common visitors at Rotterdam Airport in the 60's and 70's. I loved them. They had an "extra" tail wheel under the end of the fuselage, to prevent it from scratching when an overenthusiastic pilot took off up to steep. These tiny wheels were checked after every flight.:eek:

 

JanKees, do you remember them?

 

Gerard, only the tail, but there were more fork-tailed planes those days..:)

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She’s a beauty! Love the shots :pilot:

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