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Viscount c/n 17

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Below are the 38 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 17 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-AMOE
August 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Edward Parry'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 21 August 1953.

Photo Ref V329

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOE
July 1954

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Edward Parry'. Taken landing at an unknown location in July 1954.

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

Whites of Hounslow Press Agency Photo Ref 151/3

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Edward Parry'. Taken arriving at Luqa Airport, Malta in June 1957.

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Edward Parry'. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland circa June 1958.

This is clearly a special occasion as there are pennants flying from the cockpit.

Any ideas?

A WBZ Switzerland postcard.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Edward Parry'. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta circa June 1958.

BEA Photo Ref 6968

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOE
March 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 25 March 1961 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

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

Photo source - MB via Acklington

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Channel Airways
G-AMOE
March 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in March 1964 in a painted out livery being prepared for engine running tests.

Strangely, the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail has returned!

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

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AMOE
April 1964

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1964. Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by BEA as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - British Eagle Archive

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AMOE
May 1964

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1964.

Note the additional small 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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Starways Ltd
G-AMOE
June 1964

Sub-leased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1964.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Starways Ltd
G-AMOE
July 1964

Sub-leased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1964.

Photo source - David Hedges collection

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Channel Airways
G-AMOE
January 1965

Returned from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in January 1965 in the maintenance area.

It is still carrying Starways titles, having been sub-leased from British Eagle.

Photo source - David Hedges collection

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Channel Airways
G-AMOE
January 1965

Returned from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in January 1965 in the maintenance area.

It is still carrying Starways titles, having been sub-leased from British Eagle.

Photo source - Gooney Bird

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
March 1965

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken landing at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 9 March 1965.

It was recently repainted in this smart livery by Marshall's of Cambridge.

Photo source - Peter Seemann

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
January 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken landing at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 2 January 1966.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
July 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 15 July 1966 after being involved in a ground collision with Aer Lingus Viscount EI-AKO (C/N 421) and then the terminal building (Gate 2).

Photo source - David Everett collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
July 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 15 July 1966 after being involved in a ground collision with Aer Lingus Viscount EI-AKO (C/N 421) and then the terminal building (Gate 2).

Note the gash in the fuselage roof above the R in Cambrian.

Photo source - David Everett collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
July 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 15 July 1966 after being involved in a ground collision with Aer Lingus Viscount EI-AKO (C/N 421) and then the terminal building (Gate 2).

Note the gash in the fuselage roof above the R in Cambrian.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
July 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 15 July 1966 after being involved in a ground collision with Aer Lingus Viscount EI-AKO (C/N 421) and then the terminal building (Gate 2).

Note the gash in the fuselage roof above the R in Cambrian.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
July 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 15 July 1966 after being involved in a ground collision with Aer Lingus Viscount EI-AKO (C/N 421) and then the terminal building (Gate 2).

Note the curled No.4 propeller and the destroyed oppositions steps!

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
July 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 15 July 1966 after being involved in a ground collision with Aer Lingus Viscount EI-AKO (C/N 421) and then the terminal building (Gate 2).

Ken was working inside the terminal building at the time of the crash and luckily had his camera with him.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
July 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 15 July 1966 after being involved in a ground collision with Aer Lingus Viscount EI-AKO (C/N 421) and then the terminal building (Gate 2).

Note the use of the oppositions steps!

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
July 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 15 July 1966 after being involved in a ground collision with Aer Lingus Viscount EI-AKO (C/N 421) and then the terminal building (Gate 2).

A trolley has now been strapped under the forward fuselage to allow the aircraft to be towed away for an insurance assessment.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
July 1966

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 16 July 1966 the day after being involved in a ground collision with Aer Lingus Viscount EI-AKO (C/N 421) and then the terminal building.

Note the curled No.4 propeller which would have resulted in shockload damage to the Rolls-Royce Dart engine.

Photo source - Keith Till

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
May 1967

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa May 1967 while undergoing maintenance with Marshall's. Note the clever towing of the Ground Power Unit (GPU) and the aircraft.

It is either going to or returning from the engine ground running area, which near a large grassy bank and helped to deflect the noise of an engine at maximum takeoff power.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
July 1967

Purchased from Channel Airways. A closeup of the forward fuselage taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland 20 July 1967.

Photo source - Leopold Gautschi

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
July 1967

Purchased from Channel Airways. A closeup of the tail taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France 20 July 1967.

Photo source - Leopold Gautschi

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
December 1967

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa December 1967 shortly after a heavy snow storm.

Photo source - Bernie MacKenzie

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
June 1969

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1969 in a later livery.

There is an Aer Lingus Viscount and a Dan-Air London Airspeed Ambassador in the background.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE
July 1970

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in July 1970, now with 'British Air Services' sub-titles.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Northeast Airlines (UK)
G-AMOE
February 1972

Transferred from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in February 1972.

It has now been converted for use as a cabin trainer.

Note that the rear fuselage and tail section is missing.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AMOE
June 1975

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger and continued in use as a cabin trainer. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in June 1975, now in a basic BA livery.

Note that the rear fuselage and tail section is missing.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

33

Lambton Airways
G-AMOE
June 1978

Remains purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken at Lambton Castle, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, England circa June 1978 in a fictitious livery next to a café.

The tail section came from V.802 Series G-AOHJ (C/N 159).

The lettering on the front fuselage reads: 'Painted by Structural Painters / Paint Supplied by International Paints'.

There are steps leading to the port doors, which allowed public access to the cabin.

Photo source - Ian MacFarlane

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Saltwell Park
G-AMOE
November 1984

Fuselage moved from Lampton Pleasure Park. Taken at Saltwell Park, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, England circa November 1984 with 'Saltwell Airways' titles.

There are steps leading to the port doors, which allowed public access to the cabin.

What did 'DMB' stand for?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Chris Smith

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Saltwell Park
G-AMOE
November 1984

Fuselage moved from Lampton Pleasure Park. Taken at Saltwell Park, East Park Road, Gatehead, Tyne and Wear, England circa November 1984 with 'Saltwell Airways' titles.

A closeup of the tail section which came from V.802 Series G-AOHJ (C/N 159).

Photo source - Chris Smith

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Saltwell Park
G-AMOE
November 1984

Fuselage moved from Lampton Pleasure Park. Taken at Saltwell Park, East Park Road, Gatehead, Tyne and Wear, England circa November 1984 and shows a complete cockpit in very good condition.

Photo source - Chris Smith

37

Saltwell Park
G-AMOE
July 1985

Fuselage moved from Lampton Pleasure Park. Taken at Saltwell Park, East Park Road, Gatehead, Tyne and Wear, England 16 July 1985 with 'Saltwell Airways' titles.

There are steps leading to the port doors, which allowed public access to the cabin.

Photo source - John W Meneely

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Saltwell Park
G-AMOE
March 1990

Fuselage moved from Lampton Pleasure Park. Taken at Saltwell Park, East Park Road, Gatehead, Tyne and Wear, England 18 March 1990 with 'Saltwell Airways' titles.

There are steps leading to the port doors, which allowed public access to the cabin.

Photo source - Trevor S Hall

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