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Viscount c/n 11

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Below are the 19 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 11 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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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOB
June 1954

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Baffin'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1954 with a Rolls-Royce saloon car on the left.

Note the 'cutlass' propeller blades which were gradually phased out in favour of the more symmetrical 'needle' blade type. This often coincided with the upgrade of the Dart RDa3 engine from Mark 505 to Mark 506 standard, but not in all cases.

Photo source - G Leslie Horn (press photographer)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOB
May 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Baffin'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England in May 1955 where maintenance was often carried out by Marshalls, including on this occasion a wonderful polish up.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOB
June 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Baffin'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1955.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOB
June 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Baffin'. Taken at Son Sant Joan Airport, Palma, Mallorca, Spain circa June 1956.

Note that the port propellers are the later more symmetrical 'needle' blade shape and the starboard propellers are the original 'cutlass' shape that were gradually phased out.

Photo source - Hugo Walker

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOB
June 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Baffin'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1957 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOB
June 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Baffin'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1958 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Note the 'BOAC takes good care of you' advertising in the background.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOB
April 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Baffin'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 22 April 1959 fitted with a set of BEA designed lightweight integral front 'airsteps'.

A BEA photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOB
June 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Baffin'. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England circa June 1961 in the maintenance area.

Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by BEA as part of a high density seating configuration and the integral front 'airsteps' which was not normal for a BEA aircraft. It has not yet been painted in the new 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOB
June 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1962 now repainted in the later ‘Red Square‘ livery with the inner Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Note the additional cabin window which was introduced by BEA as part of a high density seating configuration. In the background is a Deutsche Lufthansa V.814 Viscount.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRI
October 1962

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in October 1962 four months before delivery.

Note the additional cabin window which was introduced by BEA as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRI
February 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken in the BEA maintenance area at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa February 1963 prior to delivery.

Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by BEA as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Richard Nash (Heathrow Historical)

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRI
February 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in February 1963 prior to delivery.

Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by BEA as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRI
February 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Congonhas Airport, São Paulo, Brasil in February 1963 after its arrival from the UK.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' which was not normal for an ex BEA aircraft.

Photo source - Carlos F T Motta collection

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRI
March 1967

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Congonhas Airport, São Paulo, Brasil 31 March 1967 after over-running the runway and ending up in a very precarious position.

It was successfully recovered, repaired and returned to service.

Photo source - Sean Naghibi collection

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRI
February 1970

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 14 February 1970.

Note the additional cabin window which was introduced by BEA as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Vito Cedrini

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRI
June 1970

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken stored at Congonhas Airport, São Paulo, Brasil circa June 1970 along with Viscounts PP-SRJ (C/N 15), PP-SRN (C/N 62) and PP-SRS (C/N 182).

Photo source - Carlos F T Motta collection

17

Aero Clube de Brasil
PP-SRI
March 1979

Donated by Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jacarepagua Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil circa March 1979, a few months before it was scrapped.

Note the additional cabin window which was introduced by BEA as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Vito Cedrini

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Aero Clube de Brasil
PP-SRI
June 1979

Donated by Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP) and initially preserved. Taken at Jacarepagua Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil in June 1979 during the scrapping process.

Photo source - Vito Cedrini

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Aero Clube de Brasil
PP-SRI
June 1979

Donated by Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP) and initially preserved. Taken at Jacarepagua Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 27 June 1979 during the scrapping process.

Photo source - Vito Cedrini

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