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Viscount c/n 38

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Below are the 50 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 38 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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Air France
F-BGNU
May 1954

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa May 1954 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP801 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Air France
F-BGNU
May 1954

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa May 1954 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP803 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

3

Air France
F-BGNU
May 1954

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa May 1954 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

A nice view of the No.1 Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 505 engine which was later upgraded to the Mark 506 version using Rolls-Royce Derby Modification 172 from March 1956 onwards.

Vickers Photo Ref MP804 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Air France
F-BGNU
August 1954

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in August 1954.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Air France
F-BGNU
September 1954

Delivered new to Air France. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 12 September 1954.

The inboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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Air France
F-BGNU
June 1955

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at an unknown location in June 1955.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Air France
F-BGNU
July 1955

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 17 July 1955.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Air France
F-BGNU
September 1958

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 9 September 1958 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

An 'ESSO' Morris Z Type service van is in attendance as the aircraft is being refuelled through the No.1 and No.4 engine nacelle positions.

Note the enlarged main titles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Air Viet Nam
F-BGNU
January 1961

Leased from Air France. Taken at an unknown Middle East location in January 1961 during the delivery to Vietnam.

Note the lack of titles.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Air Viet Nam
F-BGNU
May 1961

Leased from Air France. Taken at an unknown Chinese location in May 1961 now with titles and a modified Air France livery.

Hang Khong is the local spelling of Vietnam.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Air Viet Nam
F-BGNU
July 1962

Leased from Air France. Taken at Kai Tak International Airport, Hong Kong in July 1962 in a later livery.

Photo Ref V527

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Air Viet Nam
F-BGNU
August 1962

Leased from Air France. Taken at Kai Tak International Airport, Hong Kong in August 1962 in a later livery.

It had 'Hang Khong Viet Nam' titles on the starboard side.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Air Viet Nam
F-BGNU
August 1962

Leased from Air France. Taken at Kai Tak International Airport, Hong Kong in August 1962 in a later livery.

It had 'Hang Khong Viet Nam' titles on the starboard side.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BGNU
April 1971

Purchased from Air France. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France 12 April 1971.

Photo source - Michel Gilliand

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BGNU
March 1973

Purchased from Air France. Taken departing from Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France 3 March 1973.

Photo source - Reto Fasciati via Urs Baettig

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BGNU
July 1973

Purchased from Air France. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France 25 July 1973 with Viscount F-BGNT (C/N 37) in the background.

Photo source - Michael Bernhard

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BGNU
October 1973

Purchased from Air France. Taken at Bron Airport, Lyon, France in October 1973.

Photo source - Jacques Lienard

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Aéro Club de Mulhouse
F-BGNU
June 1975

Transferred from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and placed on display near the Aero Club. Taken at Habsheim Airfield, Mulhouse, Alsace, France 26 June 1975.

Photo source - Fred Taylor

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Aéro Club de Mulhouse
F-BGNU
July 1976

Transferred from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and placed on display near the Aero Club. Taken at Habsheim Airfield, Mulhouse, Alsace, France in July 1976.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Aéro Club de Mulhouse
F-BGNU
April 1977

Transferred from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and placed on display near the Aero Club. Taken at Habsheim Airfield, Mulhouse, Alsace, France 17 April 1977.

Photo source - Eduard Marmet

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Aéro Club de Mulhouse
F-BGNU
August 1978

Transferred from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and placed on display near the Aero Club. Taken at Habsheim Airfield, Mulhouse, Alsace, France in August 1978.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Aéro Club de Mulhouse
F-BGNU
June 1979

Transferred from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and placed on display near the Aero Club. Taken at Habsheim Airfield, Mulhouse, Alsace, France circa June 1979 with fictitious 'Fred Air' titles.

Note the power cable to the cockpit.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Aéro Club de Mulhouse
F-BGNU
September 1981

Transferred from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and placed on display near the Aero Club. Taken at Habsheim Airfield, Mulhouse, Alsace, France 12 September 1981.

Photo source - Ray Barber

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Aéro Club de Mulhouse
F-BGNU
June 1984

Transferred from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and placed on display near the Aero Club. Taken at Habsheim Airfield, Mulhouse, Alsace, France circa June 1984.

Note the 'R.S.A. Alsace titles.

Does anyone know what R.S.A. stands for?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - AGL Buschmann collection

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
July 1985

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany circa July 1985 before it was mounted in an elevated position like the USAF Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star behind.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
June 1986

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 24 June 1986 not long after it had been put up on the poles.

The access stairway has yet to be installed.

Photo source - Michael Bernhard

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
December 2001

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany in December 2001 with 'Museum Airlines' titles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
April 2002

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 6 April 2002 with 'Air France' titles.

Photo source - Michael Blank

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
March 2004

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 7 March 2004.

Photo source - Konstantin von Wedelstaedt

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
July 2006

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 10 July 2006.

Photo source - Andreas Müller

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
September 2006

Transferred Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 1 September 2006.

Photo source - Simon Gregory - Jetwash Images

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
October 2006

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 14 October 2006 showing the view of the bare interior walkway.

Photo source - Daniel Alaerts

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
May 2007

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 12 May 2007.

Photo source - Dave Collins

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
April 2011

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 21 April 2011 with a view from the top of the spiral stairway just before you enter the cabin.

Photo source - Peter Davies

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
April 2011

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 21 April 2011 with a view of the underside of the nose.

Photo source - Peter Davies

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
April 2011

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 21 April 2011 with a view of the underside of the nose.

Photo source - Peter Davies

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
April 2011

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 21 April 2011 with a view of the starboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - Peter Davies

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
April 1980

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 21 April 2011 with a view of the underside of the rear fuselage.

Photo source - Peter Davies

39

Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
March 2014

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 5 March 2014.

Photo source - Planecatcher

40

Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
April 2014

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 22 April 2014.

Photo source - Garry Russell

41

Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
April 2014

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 22 April 2014 still looking very smart despite the time spent in the open since its last repaint in 2002.

Photo source - Garry Russell

42

Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
August 2014

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 12 August 2014 with an Air France Concorde for comparison.

It is still looking very smart despite the time spent in the open since its last repaint in 2002.

Photo source - Szabo Gabor

43

Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
April 2016

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 23 April 2016 still looking very smart despite the time spent in the open since its last repaint in 2002.

Photo source - Antonio Doblado

44

Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
April 2016

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 23 April 2016.

A view of the cockpit which is in nice condition except for the armrests and the corroded control column wheels.

Photo source - Antonio Doblado

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
April 2016

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 23 April 2016.

A view of the cockpit which is in nice condition except for the armrests and the corroded control column wheels.

Photo source - Antonio Doblado

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
April 2016

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 23 April 2016.

A view of the partial cabin which is protected by large perspex panels.

Photo source - Antonio Doblado

47

Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
November 2016

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 13 November 2016 with an Air France Concorde for comparison.

It is still looking very smart despite the time spent in the open since its last repaint in 2002.

Photo source - Rafal Szczypek

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Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
December 2016

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany in December 2016 and showing the partial interior proteched behind plexiglass.

Such a shame it has to be displayed this way.

Photo source - Gabriele Fontana

49

Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
August 2017

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 20 August 2017 with an Air France Concorde for comparison.

It is still looking very smart despite the time spent in the open since its last repaint in 2002.

Photo source - Chris Byrne

50

Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU
June 2018

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 22 June 2018 with a nice broad view of a section of the museum site.

The other aircraft on view are an Ilyushin IL-14, IL-18, Junkers Ju52/3M and English Electric Canberra.

Photo source - Perry Tak

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