G-AIYN Armstrong Whitworth AW.55
Apollo (c/n AW.3137)
The Apollo was built to the same Brabazon
Committee Type II civil transport spec (C.14/46)
Viscount. Unfortunately teething problems with its
Armstrong Siddeley Mamba turbo-
proved to be its undoing and any hopes of quantity production were
dashed by the immed-
iate success of its rival, the Vickers Viscount. The two
shots on this page show the machine as
appeared in 1950, and (below) as re-liveried for the 1952 Farnborough
Air Show. Two
were built, the other bearing the military serial VX224.
were scrapped in 1954.