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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 74

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Below are the 23 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 74 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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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
January 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa January 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2028 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
April 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1955 during the flight test phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2394 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
April 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1955 during the flight test phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2395 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
May 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. A period representation of the very distinctive and colourful livery.

Photo source - Angela Waller collection

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
May 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France in May 1955.

It was en-route to Southern Africa with representatives on board from Vickers-Armstrongs, Rolls-Royce, Rotol and Goodyear Tyres.

Photo source - Denis Evans via Julian K Evans

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
May 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta in May 1955.

It was en-route to Southern Africa with representatives on board from Vickers-Armstrongs, Rolls-Royce, Rotol and Goodyear Tyres.

Photo source - Denis Evans via Julian K Evans

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
May 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken during the desert sector to Wadi Halfa Airport, Northern Sudan in May 1955.

It was en-route to Southern Africa with representatives on board from Vickers-Armstrongs, Rolls-Royce, Rotol and Goodyear Tyres.

Photo source - Denis Evans via Julian K Evans

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
May 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Wadi Halfa Airport, Northern Sudan in May 1955.

It was en-route to Southern Africa with representatives on board from Vickers-Armstrongs, Rolls-Royce, Rotol and Goodyear Tyres.

Photo source - Denis Evans via Julian K Evans

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
May 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Nairobi, Kenya in May 1955.

It was en-route to Southern Africa with representatives on board from Vickers-Armstrongs, Rolls-Royce, Rotol and Goodyear Tyres.

Note the destination mileage post which this airport was famous for.

Hunting Percival Aircraft Ltd Photo Ref P Y4695

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
May 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Nairobi, Kenya in May 1955.

It was en-route to Southern Africa with representatives on board from Vickers-Armstrongs, Rolls-Royce, Rotol and Goodyear Tyres.

A closeup view of the destination mileage post which this airport was famous for.

Hunting Percival Aircraft Ltd Photo Ref P Y4695

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
May 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Nairobi, Kenya in May 1955.

It was en-route to Southern Africa with representatives on board from Vickers-Armstrongs, Rolls-Royce, Rotol and Goodyear Tyres.

Hunting Percival Aircraft Ltd Photo Ref P Y4695

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
May 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Khartoum Airport, Sudan in May 1955.

It was en-route to Southern Africa with representatives on board from Vickers-Armstrongs, Rolls-Royce, Rotol and Goodyear Tyres.

Note that the smart steps belong to BOAC.

Photo source - Denis Evans via Julian K Evans

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
May 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Khartoum Airport, Sudan in May 1955.

It was en-route to Southern Africa with representatives on board from Vickers-Armstrongs, Rolls-Royce, Rotol and Goodyear Tyres.

Here the engineer is carefully removing the fine mesh pressure oil filter for examination to see if there is any significant metal particles in it.

The Dart engine normally generated a small amount of very fine metal particles, both steel, bronze and soft metals, particularly on fresh engines from new or overhaul within the first 500 hours of flying.

The very fine mesh filter trapped most of these particles.

The coarse mesh scavenge filters were there to trap larger particles such as broken gearteeth.

Photo source - Denis Evans via Julian K Evans

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
May 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Khartoum Airport, Sudan in May 1955.

It was en-route to Southern Africa with representatives on board from Vickers-Armstrongs, Rolls-Royce, Rotol and Goodyear Tyres.

Photo source - Denis Evans via Julian K Evans

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
May 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Entebbe Airport, Uganda in May 1955.

It was en-route to Southern Africa with representatives on board from Vickers-Armstrongs, Rolls-Royce, Rotol and Goodyear Tyres.

Photo source - Denis Evans via Julian K Evans

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
May 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Belvedere Airport, Salisbury, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in May 1955 during a series of trial flights in Southern Africa.

The group details from L to R are: - Captain Mulliner, Mr Curtis, Captain Greenstead, Stewardesses Miss Malia, Miss Parkinson, Mrs Lewis, Vickers Test Pilot Colin C Allen, Rolls-Royce Representative Mr Haas, Rotol Representative Mr Dowling and Goodyear Tyres Representative Mr Hackman.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-ANRR
June 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in June 1955.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACF
October 1955

Leased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon in October 1955.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACF
February 1956

Leased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in February 1956 parked in the Hunting-Clan maintenance area.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tank.

Photo source - Louis Dightmaker collection

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACF
February 1956

Leased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in February 1956 parked in the Hunting-Clan maintenance area.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tank and highly polished propeller blade.

Photo source - Louis Dightmaker collection

21

Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACF
June 1956

Leased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken at Beirut Airport, Lebanon in June 1956.

Photo source - Ed Coates collection

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Clanair Ltd
G-ANRR
June 1958

Registered to Clanair Ltd from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken departing from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1958 still in the Hunting-Clan livery.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Clanair Ltd
G-ANRR
August 1958

Registered to Clanair Ltd from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in August 1958, still in the Hunting-Clan livery, four months before it crashed.

Photo source - Brian Robbins

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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