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Viscount c/n 71

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Below are the 28 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 71 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

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBK
December 1954

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and immediately dry leased to British West Indian Airways (BWIA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1954 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Luckily the contract number is written on a piece of paper stuck to the nose.

The aircraft behind is Capital Airlines N7402 (C/N 88).

Vickers Photo Ref MP1804 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBK
January 1955

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and immediately dry leased to British West Indian Airways (BWIA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa January 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Luckily the contract number is written on a piece of paper stuck to the nose.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2026 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBK
February 1955

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and immediately dry leased to British West Indian Airways (BWIA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 28 February 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Presumably there was a delay in its construction hence the dust covers.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2168 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBK
April 1955

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and immediately dry leased to British West Indian Airways (BWIA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 18 April 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

It is now in the process of being painted.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2342 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBK
May 1955

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and immediately dry leased to British West Indian Airways (BWIA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 9 May 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

It has now been painted with BWIA titles.

Note the 'Overseas' part of the name.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2439 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBK
May 1955

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and immediately dry leased to British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in May 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

It has now been painted with BWIA titles.

Note the 'Overseas' part of the name.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2447 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBK
June 1955

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and immediately dry leased to British West Indian Oversaes Airways (BWIA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 17 June 1955 taxiing out for its first flight.

Note the 'Overseas' part of the name.

Photo source - Wolfgang Muehlbauer collection

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBK
June 1955

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and immediately dry leased to British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 17 June 1955 just before the first flight.

Note the steps with the smart 'Viscount' name plate and the Shell-Mex & BP Bedford fuel bowser.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBK
July 1955

Dry leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 28 July 1955 where radio equipment was installed by BOAC before it was delivered to Trinidad.

Note the 'Overseas' part of the name.

Photo source - Frank Hudson

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBK
September 1955

Dry leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken departing from Piarco Airport, Port of Spain, Trinidad in September 1955.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBK
March 1956

Dry leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA in March 1956.

The aircraft taxiing in behind is Douglas B-23 Dragon N47994 belonging to the ESSO Oil Company.

Photo source - Bill Innes

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBK
March 1956

Dry leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA in March 1956 with all engines running and getting ready for departure.

The aircraft behind is Douglas B-23 Dragon N47994 belonging to the ESSO Oil Company.

Photo source - Bill Innes

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Kuwait Airways
G-APTA
May 1961

Dry leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1960.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
G-APTA
May 1961

Returned from Kuwait Airways lease. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 14 May 1961 after its arrival from Kuwait.

Photo source - Neil Aird

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
G-APTA
May 1961

Returned from Kuwait Airways lease. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 14 May 1961 in the Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL) maintenance area.

Photo source - Iain C MacKay

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
G-APTA
May 1961

Returned from Kuwait Airways lease. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 14 May 1961 in the Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL) maintenance area.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
G-APTA
May 1961

Returned from Kuwait Airways lease. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 15 May 1961 in the Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL) maintenance area.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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Bahamas Airways
VP-BBW
June 1961

Dry leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 26 June 1961 in the Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL) maintenance area.

It has now been repainted in a BOAC livery with Bahamas Airways titles.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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Bahamas Airways
VP-BBW
June 1961

Dry leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 29 June 1961 in the Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL) maintenance area.

It has now been repainted in a BOAC livery with Bahamas Airways titles.

Photo source - Iain C MacKay

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Bahamas Airways
VP-BBW
June 1961

Dry leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 30 June 1961 in the Scottish Aviation maintenance area.

It has now been repainted in a BOAC livery with Bahamas Airways titles and is about to depart on delivery.

Photo source - John Morris collection

21

Channel Airways
G-APTA
January 1965

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa January 1965 in the maintenance area still in the BOAC / Bahamas Airways livery.

It now carries the UK registration, presumably so that it could be air-tested prior to a full repaint.

The aircraft on the left is a Handley Page Hermes.

Photo source - Gooney Bird

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Bahamas Airways
VP-BBW
October 1965

Dry leased from Channel Airways. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in October 1965 shortly before it departed on lease.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Bahamas Airways
VP-BBW
June 1966

Dry leased from Channel Airways. Taken at an unknown location in the Bahamas circa June 1966.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Bahamas Airways
VP-BBW
March 1967

Dry leased from Channel Airways. Taken landing at an unknown location 25 March 1967.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

25

BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-APTA
August 1967

Dry leased from Channel Airways. Taken at an unknown location circa August 1967.

Photo source - Keith Stowe

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Channel Airways
G-APTA
October 1967

Returned from BKS Air Transport Ltd lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in October 1967.

The aircraft was only used by BKS for a few months yet it was fully repainted in their livery.

It now awaits a repaint back in Channel colours.

Photo source - John Morris collection

27

Channel Airways
G-APTA
May 1968

Returned from BKS Air Transport Ltd lease. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa May 1968.

Note the lack of titles on the fuselage.

Photo source - Gerry Manning

28

Channel Airways
G-APTA
July 1969

Returned from BKS Air Transport Ltd lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in July 1969 shortly after being withdrawn from service.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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