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Viscount c/n 64

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Below are the 31 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 64 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.

1

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHD
August 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Dampier'. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England 25 August 1955 with passengers boarding for a service to Le Bourget, Paris, France.

Photo source - Allan Hailstone

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHD
August 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Dampier'. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England 25 August 1955 with passengers boarding for a service to Le Bourget, Paris, France.

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

Photo source - Allan Hailstone

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHD
August 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Dampier'. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England 25 August 1955 departing on a service to Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France.

Photo source - Allan Hailstone

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHD
August 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Dampier'. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England 25 August 1955 departing on a service to Le Bourget, Paris, France.

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

Photo source - Allan Hailstone

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHD
September 1955

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

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

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHD
June 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Dampier'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1956.

Note the No.4 engine is a Rolls-Royce Dart Mark 505 with original style propeller whereas the No.3 engine has the ‘new’ style propeller and is probably an upgraded Dart Mark 506 engine.

A mix of engines was permitted until the whole fleet was upgraded which took some time.

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

Photo Ref V339

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHD
February 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Dampier'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 20 February 1957 inside the BEA engineering facility having a 'Check 3'.

In the background can be seen G-ALWF (C/N 5) having a more extensive 'Check 4'.

Photo source - Louis Dightmaker collection

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

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

Photo source - Norman Leask

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHD
October 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland circa October 1961 in the maintenance area in the later 'Red Square' livery.

This airport closed 2 May 1966 with the opening of the nearby Abbotsinch Airport.

Photo source - Colin Lourie

10

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
G-ANHD
March 1963

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

The aircraft is still carrying its UK registration, presumably for an air-test.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
G-ANHD
March 1963

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

The aircraft is still carrying its UK registration, presumably for an air-test.

Photo source - Daniel Mulina

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRO
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-SRP (C/N 61), 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-SRO
April 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA) and re-registered from G-ANHD. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1963 still looking grubby after enduring a winter outside.

There are still piles of snow in the background after the worst winter in the UK since 1795. Even the River Thames and the sea off the Kent coast froze!

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA) and re-registered from G-ANHD. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1963 together with two other Viscounts just before delivery.

Note the yellow protective coating to the lower fuselage polished areas.

The aircraft sale had originally taken place in August 1962 but for unknown reasons it took until 1963 to be completed.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
June 1974

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil circa June 1974 with Saab 90 Scandia PP-SQR in the background.

Photo source - Michael Bernhard

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
June 1980

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil in June 1980 with ex VARIG Convair 240 PP-VDG behind.

Photo source - Nick Webb collection

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
June 1980

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil in June 1980.

The other aircraft from left to right are ex VARIG Convair 240 PP-VDG, Saab 90 Scandia PP-SQR, and Douglas DC-3 PP-VBK.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
July 2008

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil in July 2008.

Note that the No.1 propeller is fully feathered and that the No.2 propeller is only partially feathered.

Photo source - André Bonacin

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
July 2008

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil in July 2008.

Photo source - André Bonacin

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
July 2008

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil in July 2008.

Photo source - André Bonacin

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
September 2010

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil in September 2010, still complete but in need of a good wash.

If you look closely the nose undercarriage door on this side only has a faded SRS on it, so this part must have been transferred from PP-SRS (C/N 182).

Photo source - André Bonacin

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
September 2010

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil circa September 2010.

This close up view of the Viscount's No.4 propeller demonstrates how harsh and corrosive the humid atmosphere is in Brasil.

The aircraft on view is ex VARIG Convair 240 PP-VDG.

Photo source - André Bonacin

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
February 2011

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil 20 February 2011.

Note that the No.1 propeller is fully feathered and that the No.2 propeller is only partially feathered.

Photo source - Renato Spilimbergo Carvalho

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
April 2011

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil 23 April 2011.

Note that the No.1 propeller is fully feathered and that the No.2 propeller is only partially feathered.

Photo source - Raphael Brescia

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
April 2011

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil 23 April 2011.

Note that the nose undercarriage door on this side only has a faded SRS on it, so this part must have been transferred from PP-SRS (C/N 182).

Saab Scandia PP-SQR is partially visible in the background

Photo source - Raphael Brescia

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
August 2011

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil in August 2011.

The aircraft on the right is ex VARIG Curtiss C-46A Commando PP-VCE and behind is ex VARIG Convair 240 PP-VDG.

Photo source - Google Street View

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
August 2011

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil in August 2011.

Photo source - Google Street View

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
August 2011

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil in August 2011.

Photo source - Google Street View

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
March 2013

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil in March 2013.

If you look closely the nose undercarriage door on this side only has a faded SRS on it, so this part must have been transferred from PP-SRS (C/N 182).

Also note the two birds in the shade!

Photo source - André Bonacin

30

Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
December 2018

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil 29 December 2018.

It has obviously had a good wash recently.

Photo source - Alex Pelicer

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Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo
PP-SRO
December 2018

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil 29 December 2018.

It has obviously had a good wash recently.

Photo source - Alex Pelicer

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