170 Freighter Mk.21
This Mk.21 Bristol Freighter was leased from
Bristol's in 1952 (ex G-AINL) pending delivery of a
small fleet of four
Mk.31s. It returned to the UK as G-AINL after six month's
service. The Bristols
initially to carry motor cars across the
Irish Sea from Dublin to Cardiff and Edinburgh.
They were later
replaced by Aviation Traders ATL.98 Carvairs (Guppy-style DC-4
proved to be
uneconomical on Aer Lingus' short stages.