Handley Page Hastings T5 TG528, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 31 December 2012 1. 147 Hastings transports / troop carriers were built, entering RAF service during the Berlin airlift in 1948. Most had been retired by 1968 when they were replaced by the Lockheed Hercules. Eight Hastings including this one were converted to T5 radar trainers. The last T5s were retired in 1977.