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Viscount c/n 15

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Below are the 33 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 15 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-AMOD
July 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Davis'. Taken departing from Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland in July 1953.

Note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail, which was later deleted.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOD
August 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Davis'. Taken at an unknown location in August 1953.

Note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigational aerial on the tail, which was later deleted.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

3

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Davis'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in June 1954 whilst undergoing maintenance with Marshall's.

Note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigational aerial on the tail, which was later deleted.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOD
April 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Davis'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1956 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Note that the No.3 propeller is the later symmetrical ‘needle’ blade type.

Aircraft were often seen with a mix of blade types as the 'cutlass' type was phased out gradually.

Also note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail.

BEA Photo Ref 5106

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Davis'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in June 1956 while undergoing maintenance with Marshall's.

Note that the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail has now been removed.

Also note that the No.4 propeller is still the original 'cutlass' type.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Davis'. Taken landing at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1957.

Note that the No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart has been shut down and the original 'cutlass' type of propeller has been 'feathered'.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOD
January 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Davis'. A dawn view taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa January 1958 with two sister aircraft in the background.

Photo source - Nicholas Ridley

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOD
August 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Davis'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in August 1958 whilst undergoing maintenance with Marshall's.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOD
May 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Davis'. Taken about to depart from Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa May 1960.

Georges is Jean-Michel's Grandfather.

Photo source - Georges Vandebroek via Jean-Michel Boxus

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOD
May 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Davis'. Taken departing from Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa May 1960.

Georges is Jean-Michel's Grandfather.

Photo source - Georges Vandebroek via Jean-Michel Boxus

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken departing from North Front Airport, Gibraltar circa June 1961 past the famous rock in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Judging by the smoke from the chimney, this is a crosswind takeoff, but well sheltered by the rock although at times it could also be quite turbulent, especially on approach.

This photo was issued as a postcard by The Rock Photographic Studio. (No. 46)

Photo source - Tom Van Den Broeke collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOD
April 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa April 1962 with a nice selection of support vehicles including a fire tender!

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

The car is a Vauxhall PA Cresta.

BEA Photo Ref 5132-2

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOD
May 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1962 with Air France Viscount F-BGNT (C/N 37) behind.

Photo Ref V384

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRJ
November 1962

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in November 1962 prior to delivery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRJ
November 1962

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in November 1962 prior to delivery.

Photo source - Jacques Guillem collection

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRJ
November 1962

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in November 1962 prior to delivery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRJ
April 1971

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken stored at Congonhas Airport, São Paulo, Brasil in April 1971 along with PP-SRI (C/N 11) and PP-SRS (C/N 182).

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken stored at Congonhas Airport, São Paulo, Brasil circa June 1970 along with PP-SRI (C/N 11), PP-SRN (C/N 62) and PP-SRS (C/N 182).

Photo source - Carlos F T Motta collection

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City of Piracicaba
PP-SRJ
January 2002

Donated by Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at City of Piracicaba, State of São Paulo,, Brasil 5 January 2002 displayed in a playground.

Photo source - Ulrich (Uli) F Hoppe

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City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ
July 2006

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City 24 July 2006.

There are no engines, nacelles or original interior and has poorly replicated propellers.

The aircraft is used as a children's cinema.

Photo source - Mauricio Luis Marra

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City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ
July 2006

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City 24 July 2006.

The lower cockpit side window has been blanked off.

Photo source - Mauricio Luis Marra

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City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ
July 2006

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City 24 July 2006.

Without nacelle cowlings this is the best they could do to replicate the engines and propellers.

Photo source - Mauricio Luis Marra

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City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ
July 2006

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City 24 July 2006.

Photo source - Mauricio Luis Marra

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City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ
December 2014

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City 5 December 2014.

There are no engines, nacelles or original interior and has poorly replicated propellers.

The aircraft has now been repainted in a blue and white livery.

Reportedly no longer being used as a children's cinema.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Luiz Eduardo Fonseca

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City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ
December 2014

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City 5 December 2014.

There are no engines, nacelles or original interior and has poorly replicated propellers.

The aircraft has now been repainted in a blue and white livery.

Reportedly no longer being used as a children's cinema.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Luiz Eduardo Fonseca

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City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ
May 2015

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City circa May 2015.

There are no engines, nacelles or original interior and has poorly replicated propellers. Reportedly no longer being used as a children's cinema.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Carlos Rovida via Carlos F T Motta

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City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ
May 2015

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City circa May 2015.

There are no engines, nacelles or original interior and has poorly replicated propellers.

Reportedly no longer being used as a children's cinema.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Carlos Rovida via Carlos F T Motta

28

City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ
April 2016

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City 1 April 2016.

There are no engines, nacelles or original interior and has poorly replicated propellers.

The scale model in the foreground was made by a local sculptor.

Most of the visitors are taking advantage of the shade provided by the aircraft.

Photo source - Vinicius R Rocha

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City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ
April 2016

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City 1 April 2016.

There are no engines, nacelles or original interior and has poorly replicated propellers.

Photo source - Vinicius R Rocha

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City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ
April 2016

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City 1 April 2016.

There are no engines, nacelles or original interior and has poorly replicated propellers.

A nice view of the lush surrounding hills.

Photo source - Vinicius R Rocha

31

City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ
April 2016

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City 5 April 2016.

There are no engines, nacelles or original interior and has poorly replicated propellers.

The scale model on the right was made by a local sculptor.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ
April 2016

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City 5 April 2016.

There are no engines, nacelles or original interior and has poorly replicated propellers.

The scale model near the tail was made by a local sculptor.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ
June 2016

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City circa June 2016.

There are no engines, nacelles or original interior and has poorly replicated propellers.

Photo source - Jaap Waterreus

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