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Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta, Amalthea, Armstrong Whitworth, Imperial Airways, Kisumu

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The Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta was named Amalthea. August 1932.In the days when aircraft and especially airliners were still regarded as ships of the air they were almost all given names. Only eight were built, able to carry seventeen passengers and three crew, for Imperial Airways for use on the Nairobi ?? Cape Town and Karachi ?? Singapore sections of the their trunk routes to South Africa and Australia. This was the second to be built and was captured in August during an early test flight prior to delivery. Amalthea was lost in an accident at Kisumu, Kenya on 27 July 1938.Amalthea" marked G.A.B.T.G. the new Atlanta type 4 engined monoplane made by Armstrong Whitworth P003979"

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