FS98 Airspeed AS4 Ferry G-ACBF. 1932 British three-engined biplane airliner for 1 pilot and 10 passengers, built by Airspeed Limited in 1932. Its three 120 hp de Havilland Gipsy II III engines conferred a top speed of 97 knots. Only 4 units were built, but it was the aircraft that introduced the British general public to flying. Two were built for Sir Alan Cobhams National Aviation Day tours, and the other two for Midland and Scottish Air Ferries, to fly passenger services between Glasgow, Belfast and Liverpool and Birmingham. The second of these was G-ACBF, the unit in this release, which was equipped with lavatory and radio, and a re-designed, in-fuselage fuel tank. Safe and stable, it had good visibility for both pilot and passengers, due to the unusual mounting of the central engine on
Show more... the top wing instead of in the nose, and the cranked lower wings attached to the upper fuselage. As its designer often said, the Ferries were good reliable work-horses, built with no data and no money, but none the worse for that!. Custom panel for default and FSFS Gauges included. Textures by Udo Entenmann. By Stephan Scholz. Show less...