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Viscount c/n 72

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Below are the 21 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 72 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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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBL
September 1954

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and immediately leased to British West Indian Airways (BWIA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa September 1954.

This is a view of the rear fuselage section in Jig No.1 with two other unidentified rear sections further away.

The blackboard top right is entitled 'Agony Board' and lists all the component shortages needed for the various fuselages under construction.

Listed are Central African Airways, Hunting-Clan and Trans-Canada Air Lines.

Vickers Photo Ref MP1277 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBL
September 1954

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and immediately leased to British West Indian Airways (BWIA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa September 1954.

This is a view of the rear fuselage section in Jig No.1.

The blackboard top right is entitled 'Agony Board' and lists all the component shortages needed for the various fuselages under construction.

Listed are Central African Airways, Hunting-Clan and Trans-Canada Air Lines. Note the dummy cabin door on the floor.

Vickers Photo Ref MP1281 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBL
October 1954

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and immediately leased to British West Indian Airways (BWIA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 22 October 1954.

This is a view of the complete fuselage in the main Jig.

The blackboard states that it was loaded into the jig on 4 October and due off 20 October, so it is running a bit late, probably due to component parts shortages.

Vickers Photo Ref MP1488 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBL
April 1955

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and immediately 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.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2343 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBL
August 1955

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and immediately leased to British West Indian Airways (BWIA). Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in August 1955 on a pre-delivery test flight.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Kuwait Airways
G-APOW
September 1958

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in September 1958 shortly before delivery in a modified BOAC livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Kuwait Airways
G-APOW
June 1959

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Kuwait City Airport, Kuwait, Persian Gulf in June 1959 in a later livery.

Photo source - Kenneth Atkinson

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Kuwait Airways
G-APOW
June 1962

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at an unknown location in June 1962 with a Gulf Aviation logo on the rear fuselage.

Note the later national flag which was introduced in 1961.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Kuwait Airways
G-APOW
June 1962

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1962.

This is a heavily touch-up postcard.

Photo source - Tom van den Broeke collection

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Kuwait Airways
G-APOW
June 1963

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken about to depart from Bahrein International Airport, Al Muharraq, Persian Gulf in June 1963.

Photo source - Ray Deacon

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Kuwait Airways
G-APOW
September 1963

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 29 September 1963 after undergoing maintenance with Scottish Aviation Ltd.

It is probably going out for an air-test.

It is not known if it returned to Kuwait for the brief lease period remaining.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
G-APOW
November 1963

Returned from Kuwait Airways lease. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland in November 1963, still in the Kuwait Airways livery.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Bahamas Airways
VP-BCD
December 1963

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland in December 1963 after Bahamas Airways titles and registration were applied to the BOAC style livery by Scottish Aviation Ltd.

Photo Ref V429

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Bahamas Airways
VP-BCD
December 1963

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 17 December 1963 after Bahamas Airways titles and registration were applied to the BOAC style livery by Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL).

It departed on delivery the next day.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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Bahamas Airways
VP-BCD
May 1964

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA 21 May 1964.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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Bahamas Airways
VP-BCD
June 1966

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Nassau Airport, Bahamas circa June 1966.

Photo Ref V431

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Bahamas Airways
VP-BCD
June 1966

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA in June 1966.

Photo source - Zortek (flickr)

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Field Aircraft Services Ltd
VP-BCD
March 1969

Purchased from Bahamas Airways. Taken inside the Field Aircraft Services hangar at Wymeswold Airfield, Leicestershire, England in March 1969.

Photo source - Keith Till

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Field Aircraft Services Ltd
G-APOW
July 1969

Purchased from Bahamas Airways. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 27 July 1969 and slowly being robbed of all useful spares.

Photo source - Steve Williams

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Field Aircraft Services Ltd
G-APOW
September 1969

Purchased from Bahamas Airways as a source of spares. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1969 and slowly being robbed of all useful spares.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Field Aircraft Services Ltd
G-APOW
September 1970

Purchased from Bahamas Airways as a source of spares. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1970 in the process of being scrapped, having been robbed of all useful spares.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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