kiribati-35c-aircraft

Hello, back to the Kiribati aircraft set tonight. This is the 3rd value in the set. It shows a Casa 212.

It is a turboprop short take off and landing plane designed and built in Spain for civil and military use. The design was initially marketed under the name of Aviocar, as shown on the stamp, but EADS-CASA no longer uses that name in referring to the C-212.

You might note the plane has Air Tungaru shown.  This was the first airline of Kiribati and was then the national flag carrier. I had not pointed that out before. These stamps were issued in 1982 to commemorate the inauguration of Air Tungaru. The current airline is called Air Kiribati I believe.

Best wishes… Michael

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