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Viscount c/n 61

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Below are the 16 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 61 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-ANHA
October 1954

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Anthony Jenkinson'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in October 1954 inside the BEA Engineering facility shortly after delivery with engineering staff carrying out their own checks before it entered service.

Note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial panel at the top of the tail.

BEA Photo Ref 4728

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHA
March 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Anthony Jenkinson'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in March 1955.

Note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial panel at the top of the tail.

Also note the BEA Airspeed Ambassador known as the ‘Elizabethan’ in the background.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHA
May 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Anthony Jenkinson'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa May 1955.

Note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial panel at the top of the tail.

Photo source - Tony Hancke

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHA
June 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Anthony Jenkinson'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands in June 1955.

Note the Decca 'sharks fin' aerial panel at the top of the tail.

Photo source - Johan Visschedijk collection

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Anthony Jenkinson'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1958.

Note that the Decca 'sharks fin' aerial panel has been removed from the top of the tail.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHA
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Anthony Jenkinson'. Taken arriving at Langenhagen Airport, Hannover, West Germany circa June 1959.

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

Photo source - Race700

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHA
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Anthony Jenkinson'. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in the late 1950s.

Photo source - Peter Le Messurier collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHA
July 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Anthony Jenkinson'. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in July 1959.

Note the additional small window behind the rear entry door fitted when the aircraft was converted to high density 60/63 seating.

Photo source - Geoffrey C Cripps collection

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

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

Note the lightweight integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo Ref V395

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRP
April 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1963.

The other five are PP-SRN (C/N 62), PP-SRO (C/N 64), PP-SRQ (C/N 65), PP-SRR (C/N 66) and PP-SRS (C/N 182).

BEA Photo Ref D5174.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRP
May 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1963 shortly before delivery.

Photo Ref V664

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRP
October 1967

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2 October 1967.

Photo source - Vito Cedrini

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRP
October 1967

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil in October 1967.

Photo source - Helio Bastos Salmon collection

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRP
February 1970

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken stored at Congonhas Airport, São Paulo, Brasil 25 February 1970 minus propellers and rudder.

Photo source - Vito Cedrini

15

Aero Clube Rio Claro
PP-SRP
June 1977

Donated by Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken stored at Rio Claro Airfield, State of São Paulo, Brasil circa June 1977 still in a faded VASP livery.

It was subsequently scrapped.

Does anyone know when?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Alberto Fortner via Carlos Fortner

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Aero Clube Rio Claro
PP-SRP
June 1988

Donated by Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken stored at Rio Claro Airfield, State of São Paulo, Brasil circa June 1988 still in a faded VASP livery and now with a tail fairing removed.

It was subsequently scrapped.

Does anyone know when?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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