Skymonster/CL-44 Guppy - one Canadair CL-44D4 converted by Conroy Aircraft, who removed the fuselage shell above the floorline, and rebuilt an enlarged fuselage to make it into a Guppy-type aircraft. It was designated the CL-44-O, and was intended to transport Rolls-Royce RB-211 engine pods to the United States for Lockheed's L-1011 Tristar.
Major features of the Conroy modification, the 98 ft. long CL-44 fuselage enlarged in width to 14 ft. 9 in. (opposed to the standard 11 ft. 4 in. width) and in height to 11 ft. 5 in. (compared to the standard 6 ft. 6 in. interior height). The CL-44-O offered a 62,500 lb. payload and a 325 knot cruise speed over a 4,000 mile range. It retained the four 5,730 eshp Rolls-Royce Tyne turboprop engines of the original CL-44.
The Canadair CL-44 was a Canadian turboprop airliner and cargo aircraft based on the Bristol Britannia that was developed and produced by Canadair in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although innovative, only a small number of the aircraft were produced for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) (as the CC-106 Yukon), and for commercial operators worldwide.
Out of the 39 CL-44 built, 17 either crashed or were destroyed in operation. 19 aircraft have been cut up. The remaining 3 aircraft are parked around the world or have already been cut up.
OnevConroy Skymonster /CL-44 Guppy is apparently parked at Still at Bournemouth (Hurn) Airport (5/1/10) with the registration 9G-LCA. Think the photo is that one.
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