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Two interesting projects BAC-201 of the late 1960's can carry a 4500kg pay load and Britten Norman Mainlander 1973 - not much information on this one.
 

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Some detaisl and 3 Views are in "Stuck on the Drawing Board" by Richard Payne
 

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A Handley Page proposal for a transport, either civil or military,
with laminar flow wing from Paris Aerosalon 1963
(Photo from Fligt International June 1963)
 

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Hi,

here is a model for Britten-Norman Mainlander.

 

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From Flug-Revue, February 1973
 

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And an article on the Mainlander from the Flight Intl:


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Hi,


here is anther Model for Britten-Norman Mainlander.
 

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Also in Air Pictorial 9/1964,


the RAF studied a new gain transport aircraft project,weight 270 ton and with a
range over 5000 Miles,can anyone ID it ?,I don't remember any huge military
transport like it !.
 

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Sounds a lot like AST.364 that led to the Short SC.5/45.
 

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Via Edward Pinnegar's website, a couple of more images related to the Britten Norman Mainlander, including what seems to be an artist impression of a freight/passenger orientated competitor to Lockheed's L-100‑20.

EDIT: According to this post over at the CalClassic Forum, the engines were to be three RR Darts.
 

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RLBH said:
Sounds a lot like AST.364 that led to the Short SC.5/45.


Hi RLBH,


Maybe AST.365,but Shorts SC.5/45 ?.
 

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I know that RLBH,


but 270 ton weight,if they meant the aircraft with its upload carrying,maybe it was
the same aircraft,specially we know SC.5/45 had a 192 ton weight.
 

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Hi,

maybe that was not only a hypothetical design and was a real one ?.

https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1961/1961%20-%200619.html
 

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hesham said:
Also in Air Pictorial 9/1964,


the RAF studied a new gain transport aircraft project,weight 270 ton and with a
range over 5000 Miles,can anyone ID it ?,I don't remember any huge military
transport like it !.

Sounds like one of the AST.364 submissions. Won't be the Jet Belfast, maybe this Vickers project (bottom image)?

index.php


You'll have to wait for the book to come out for more info, I got a preview that contains very little data but the Vickers design was rather larger than the SC.5/45 and weight could be in that ballpark.
 

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Hobbes said:
hesham said:
Also in Air Pictorial 9/1964,

the RAF studied a new gain transport aircraft project,weight 270 ton and with a
range over 5000 Miles,can anyone ID it ?,I don't remember any huge military
transport like it !.

Sounds like one of the AST.364 submissions. Won't be the Jet Belfast, maybe this Vickers project (bottom image)?

You'll have to wait for the book to come out for more info, I got a preview that contains very little data but the Vickers design was rather larger than the SC.5/45 and weight could be in that ballpark.

I agree with your opinion Hobbes,and maybe it was AST.364.
 

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Hi,

here is a Clark-Norman Triloader.

 

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