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Viscount c/n 39

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Below are the 7 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 39 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-BGNV
September 1956

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in September 1956 and about to depart from a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo Ref V1008

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Air France
F-BGNV
May 1958

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 4 May 1958 arriving at a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building with the inner Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Note the enlarged main titles.

In the background is a BEA 800 series Viscount which required passengers to be transported by an articulated coach from the terminal building.

As you can see, the hangar in the background, on the south side of the airport belonged to Hunting-Clan, who also operated Viscounts.

Photo source - Doug Bastin

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Air France
F-BGNV
June 1958

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at an unknown location in June 1958.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BGNV
May 1962

Purchased from Air France. Taken landing at Orly Airport, Paris, France in May 1962.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BGNV
August 1963

Purchased from Air France. A very sad scene north of Lyon, France 12 August 1963.

The only recognisable part is the tail section with part of a wing standing upright behind.

In the foreground is one of the cabin seats.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BGNV
August 1963

urchased from Air France. A very sad scene north of Lyon, France 12 August 1963.

The only recognisable part is the tail section with part of a wing standing upright behind.

Here, French firemen and others sift through the remains.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BGNV
August 1963

Purchased from Air France. A very sad scene north of Lyon, France 12 August 1963.

The only recognisable part is the tail section with part of a wing standing upright behind.

In the foreground is part of the galley.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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