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Viscount c/n 45

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Below are the 39 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 45 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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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVB
June 1954

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Gregory Blaxland'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa June 1954 on the production line with VH-TVA (C/N 44) in front and VH-TVC (C/N 46) behind. Vickers Photo Ref MP915A (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVB
October 1954

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Gregory Blaxland'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 20 October 1954 just before its first flight. Vickers Photo Ref MP1484 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

3

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVB
January 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Gregory Blaxland'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 13 January 1956 with all engines running awaiting removal of the ground power unit. A large crowd has gathered outside the TAA terminal building to wave it off.

Photo source - Peter J O Ralph

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVB
January 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Gregory Blaxland'. Taken at an unknown location in January 1956.

Photo source - Ben Dannecker

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVB
January 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Gregory Blaxland'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in January 1956.

Photo source - B Colledge

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVB
April 1957

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Gregory Blaxland'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in April 1957. Note the revised direct vision (DV) cockpit window replacing the slatted type as part of an upgrade to V.720C standard.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVB
May 1961

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Gregory Blaxland'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in May 1961.

Photo source - Ben Dannecker

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVB
May 1961

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Gregory Blaxland'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in May 1961.

Photo source - Ben Dannecker

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVB
November 1963

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Gregory Blaxland'. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in November 1963 in a later livery.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVB
August 1962

Returned from Ansett-ANA lease. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 13 August 1962 stored outside the ANSETT-ANA maintenance facility. Two months later ANSETT-ANA leased it again for a few weeks.

Photo source - John Hopton

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Ansett-ANA
VH-RMQ
February 1964

Purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in February 1964 with a weather radar system now installed.

Photo source - Geoff Wilkes collection

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Ansett-ANA
VH-RMQ
June 1964

Purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa June 1964. Peter braved the elements to get this great shot!

Photo source - Peter Kelly

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Ansett-ANA
VH-RMQ
September 1965

Purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in September 1965.

Photo source - John Hopton

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Ansett-ANA
VH-RMQ
November 1965

Purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in November 1965.

Photo source - Graham Bennett collection

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Ansett-ANA
VH-RMQ
September 1966

Purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in September 1966 being towed from the maintenance facility to the terminal building ready for another service period.

Photo source - David A Carter

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Ansett-ANA
VH-RMQ
February 1967

Purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in February 1967.

Photo source - Ben Dannecker

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Ansett-ANA
VH-RMQ
July 1968

Purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Parafield Airport, Adelaide, South Australia in July 1968.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
September 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Perth Airport, Western Australia 14 September 1968 being repainted in MMA livery.

Photo source - Mervyn W Prime collection

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
September 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Perth Airport, Western Australia in September 1968 now repainted in MMA 'Jetstream Service' livery.

Photo source - Mervyn W Prime collection

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
November 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Perth Airport, Western Australia in November 1968.

Photo source - Graham Bennett collection

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
November 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Perth Airport, Western Australia 8 November 1968.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
December 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Perth Airport, Western Australia in December 1968, the same month that it crashed.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
December 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968. The sad remains of a wing, flap section and two Rolls-Royce Dart nacelles complete with Rotol propellers.

Photo source - Fred Niven collection

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
December 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968. The crumpled remains of the No.1 (port outer) Rolls-Royce Dart engine and Rotol propeller.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
December 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968. The crumpled remains of the No.1 (port outer) Rolls-Royce Dart engine and Rotol propeller.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
December 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968. The crumpled remains of the No.2 (port inner) Rolls-Royce Dart engine and Rotol propeller.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
December 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968. The crumpled remains of the No.2 (port inner) Rolls-Royce Dart engine and Rotol propeller.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
December 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968. The crumpled remains of the No.3 (starboard inner) Rolls-Royce Dart engine and Rotol propeller.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
December 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968. The crumpled remains of the No.3 (starboard inner) Rolls-Royce Dart engine and Rotol propeller. Note the investigator in the background.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
December 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968. The crumpled remains of the No.4 (starboard outer) Rolls-Royce Dart engine and Rotol propeller. Note the outer wing section in the background still has ANSETT-ANA titles on it.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
December 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968. The crumpled remains of the No.4 (starboard outer) Rolls-Royce Dart engine and Rotol propeller.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
December 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968 after the crash. The sad remains of a wing section.

Photo source - Bob Bishop via Mike Goldsmith

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
December 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968 after the crash. The sad remains of an Rolls-Royce Dart engine and propeller.

Photo source - Bob Bishop via Mike Goldsmith

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
December 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968 after the crash. The sad remains of the tail and port tailplane.

Photo source - Bob Bishop via Mike Goldsmith

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
December 1968

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968 after the crash. The sad remains of the tail and port tailplane.

Photo source - Bob Bishop via Mike Goldsmith

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
January 1969

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia in January 1969. Here a group of workers are digging up parts of the aircraft in the blistering heat to try and establish the cause of the terrible accident. Roy, who worked for Vickers (later BAC) had flown across from his base in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to help the authorities with the crash investigation. (NFB photo)

Photo source - Roy Ferris via Steve Ferris

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
August 2004

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 26 August 2004. This memorial was erected near the crash site but sadly only lists the names of the five crew members.

Photo source - John (flickr)

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
August 2004

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 26 August 2004. This memorial was erected near the crash site but sadly only lists the names of the five crew members.

Photo source - Mike McBey

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MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ
August 2004

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 26 August 2004. A sad collection of airframe debris now placed near the memorial.

Photo source - Mike McBey

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