FS2004 – JBK Britannia Aerocaribbean. Textures for Jens B. Kristensens Bristol Britannia 300 model. These textures decipt Britannia 253 c/n 13508, built at Belfast and delivered 16.9.1960 to the RAF as XM496 “Regulus”. Withdrawn from military use the aircraft was sold in January 1976 to Monarch Airlines as G-BDUP and three months later to Afrek Ltd.. Based at Athens, Greece it was used as freighter until August 1984, when it was bought by Aerocaribbean, Cuba as CU-T120. Aerocaribbean used the aircraft mainly for the carriage of troops and military equipment between Cuba and Angola and for all kind of freight charters, often livestock flights to destinations in Canada, South and Central America and Europe. In March 1990 the aircraft was withdrawn from use an stored at Havana. Sold to Trans Air Cargo of Zaire in 1993 as 9Q-CJH, later as EL-WXA. Since 1997 this Britannia is preserved now at Kemble, UK by the Britannia Aircraft Preservation Trust.
By Manfred Meyer