The Strangest Airplanes To Have Ever Been Built

ATL-98 Carvair

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Aviation Traders created the ATL-98 Carvair as an air ferry to transport passengers and their cars between the United Kingdom and Europe’s mainland. The plane contained a maximum seating of 85 passengers or 22 passengers and five cars. The Carvair flew off the runway for the first time in 1961.

The Carvair maxed its speed at 250 mph and carried a maximum payload of 19,335 lb. The aircraft even made a cameo appearance in James Bond’s 1964 blockbuster film, Goldfinger. The Carvair brought the film’s villain and his car to Geneva. Aviation Traders completed its last Carvair in 1968. Out of the 21 Carvairs created, eight were demolished in crashes.