The Bristol Type 170 Freighter was a British twin-engine aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company as both a freighter and airliner, although its best known use is as an air ferry to carry cars and their passengers over relatively short distances. It flew with Dan Air from 1959. Only three aircraft joined the fleet and the last service flew in 1970. That aircraft had was in fact the very first of the type to enter service. By the time the aircraft had left the fleet it would have been considered very old. However it's front opening doors made carrying large cargo easier and therefore useful. Although it wasn't the prettiest of aircraft it did serve the company well. An interesting fact about the power of the Bristol Freighter was that it had a thrust of 1,476 hp in each engine. Compare that to Dan Air's Airbus A300, with more than 61000hp in EACH engine!!!
Throughout this section of the website we have endeavoured to find a photograph of each individual aircraft. there are usually thumbnail images of all the liveries the aircraft wore whilst with Dan Air, and in many cases, the prior and subsequent liveries with other operators. The thumbnail images can be enlarged by simply clicking on them.
Serial Number: 12827
Entered Service :June 1957
Last Flown : 22/02/70
Obtained From : Aviation Traders Ltd
Notes: Sold to Lambair as CF-YDO in February 1970
Serial Number: 13074
Entered Service :July 1959
Last Flown : 05/02/63
Obtained From : Napier Engines Ltd
Notes: Sold to Handley Page in exchange for two Airspeed Ambassadors