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Avro 685 York C-1

RAF 242 Squadron Avro 685 York As Once Based at RAF Abingdon, UK and Was a Participant in the Berlin-Airlift Date: 1940s

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This photograph showcases the Avro 685 York C-1 of the Royal Air Force (RAF), as it once proudly stood at RAF Abingdon in the United Kingdom during the 1940s. The Avro York, a four-engined transport aircraft, was a vital asset to the RAF during this era, particularly during the Berlin Airlift. The Avro York, designated as the C-1 variant in RAF service, was a piston-powered propliner that could carry large payloads over long distances. Its impressive size and capabilities made it an essential component in the RAF's strategic transport fleet. The aircraft, with the registration number MW232, is seen here in its military camouflage livery. The Berlin Airlift, which took place from June 1948 to May 1949, was a significant operation in which the Western Allies supplied the city of West Berlin with food, fuel, and other essential supplies to counter the Soviet Union's blockade of the city. The Avro Yorks, along with other aircraft, played a crucial role in this operation, making numerous flights to and from Berlin's Tempelhof Airport. This photograph serves as a poignant reminder of the historical significance of the Avro York C-1 and its role in the RAF during the 1940s, particularly during the Berlin Airlift. The image captures the aircraft's power and presence, making it an essential addition to any military aviation collection.

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