British Airways Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 3B G-AWZK

British Airways Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 3B G-AWZK


Copyright photograph by Stefano Pagiola, 1998

British Airways Hawker Siddeley HS-121 Trident 3B G-AWZK taking off from Geneva on 22 May 1981.
The Hawker Siddeley Trident was notorious for its reluctance to leave the ground, earning the nickname "gripper". An additional boost engine was added to the 3B model (it can be seen just above the exhaust of No.2 engine) to improve take-off performance.


Stefano Pagiola, 850 North Randolph Str No.817, Arlington VA 22203, USA, spagiola@usa.net

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