Described by an early operator as ‘the tramp-ship of the skies’, the Bristol Freighter (as it was usually called) plied the airways for nearly 50 years, usually unremarked but with distinction.
Its main claim to fame was that it enabled British holidaymakers to fly their cars to the Continent. But the Bristol Freighter didn’t just fly over the English Channel - it operated on every continent, in widely varying conditions and in several war zones.
Derek King not only provides comprehensive detail of all variants, exhaustive operator histories and histories of all 216 Bristol Freighters, and 330 photographs (50 in colour), but also hilarious and hair-raising anecdotes from the people who flew this distinctive type. Michael Zoeller provides 22 superb line drawings. Much of this material has not been published before.
Owning this book is the next best thing to having your own Bristol Freighter!