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17th Sep 2012, 16:05
In this article, there is a photo of Sherlock Holmes fans making an expedition to the land of the Swiss.
BBC News - Sherlock Holmes and his fight to the death (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19598997)

The windows of the a/c have a MOST unusual shape. What is the machine??


17th Sep 2012, 16:08
Convair Coronado?

17th Sep 2012, 16:13
Caravelle III, SR's standard intra-European type, fleet of 8, 1960-70.

17th Sep 2012, 19:39
I agree with tornadoken. Caravelle.

Retired Redcap
17th Sep 2012, 19:59
Most definitely a Caravelle with those windows. A glimpse of the landing gear confirms this.

18th Sep 2012, 00:02
Thank you. I knew that the Caravelle was the standard at that time but the windows were not something I had ever seen, hence my doubt. Quote from the Wikipedia entry:
A distinctive design feature were the cabin windows in the shape of a curved triangle which were smaller than conventional windows but gave the same field of view downwards.