posted on Nov, 5 2005 @ 10:04 AM
IIRC they were all RAF aircraft apparantly only of them were 10 ordered and supplied.
They had a greater size of loading area and could carry heavier weights than the Hercules bought to replace them and the RAF certainly missed them in
the following years.
IIRC they were caught up in the fashion to buy American.
Europe was getting all worried about the lask of 'our' standardisation compared to WARPAC's and apparantly the (far more numerous) Lockheed
aircraft would be cheaper and easier to operater (and had a far cheaper 'stretch' potential that the Belfast probably didn't what with there only
being the 10 of them, the difficulty of spares for such small numbers etc etc).
Have a look, wikipedia mentions one operating and one being restored......