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Viscount c/n 6

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Below are the 12 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 6 together with either the actual date that the photo was taken or an estimate of that date based on clues such as the livery worn or other background information.

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AMNY
May 1952

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 14 May 1952 on the production line in the Erecting Shop with G-ALWF (C/N 5) in front and a Valetta fuselage behind. Note the Vickers Varsity fuselage behind and also more Varsity sections being assembled in jigs in the far background. They were transported by road to Hurn for completion and test flying. Vickers Photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNY
March 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Ernest Shackleton'. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland 2 March 1953 with the remains of the winter snow in the foreground. It was operating a route proving flight from London Airport. This aircraft operated the world’s first scheduled turboprop passenger service, flying from London Airport to Nicosia, Cyprus, via Rome, Italy and Athens, Greece.

BEA Photo Ref 4099.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNY
May 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Ernest Shackleton'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1953. A BEA publicity photograph probably to illustrate the Royal Mail services. Note Sikorsky S.51 G-AJHW flying in the background.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNY
June 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Ernest Shackleton'. Taken at Ciampino Airport, Rome, Italy circa June 1953 and viewed from the over-wing emergency window of another BEA Viscount.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNY
September 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Ernest Shackleton'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa September 1953. Note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail and the elderly Austin BEA maintenance van.

Photo source - Assoc of Transport Photographers & Historians ATPH

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNY
June 1954

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Ernest Shackleton'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands in June 1954. In the background are several KLM Convair 240. Note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNY
January 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Ernest Shackleton'. Taken at Teversham, Cambridge, England circa January 1956 while undergoing maintenance with Marshall's. It is being towed to a dedicated area with grassy mounds to deflect the sound during engine ground running. Note that the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail has now been removed.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNY
February 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Ernest Shackleton'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in February 1955 and shows a partially refurbished rear cabin in a five abreast arrangement. Vickers Photo Ref MP2155. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNY
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Ernest Shackleton'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1959. The inboard Rolls-Royce Dart engine have already been shut down. Photo Ref V336

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNY
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Ernest Shackleton'. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta 5 January 1960 after crashing into the control tower building.

Photo source - Stephen J Muscat

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNY
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Ernest Shackleton'. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta 5 January 1960 after crashing into the control tower building.

Photo source - Stephen J Muscat

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNY
January 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Ernest Shackleton'. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta 5 January 1960 after crashing into the control tower building.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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