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Viscount c/n 79

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Below are the 10 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 79 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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Indian Air Force
IU-683
November 1955

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named 'Pushpaka'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 8 November 1955 after its arrival from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England on its first flight.

It was now fitted out with a plush VIP interior before delivery.

Note the long line of period cars in the background.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3173 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Indian Air Force
IU-683
November 1955

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named 'Pushpaka'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in November 1955.

A view of the small VIP cabin at the front of the main section.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3212 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Indian Air Force
IU-683
November 1955

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named 'Pushpaka'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in November 1955.

A view of the main cabin looking towards the rear toilet.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3302 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Indian Air Force
IU-683
November 1955

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named 'Pushpaka'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in November 1955.

A view of the main cabin looking towards the front VIP partition door.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3303 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Indian Air Force
IU-683
January 1956

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named 'Pushpaka'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 5 January 1956 prior to departing on delivery.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Indian Air Force
IU-683
June 1956

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named 'Pushpaka'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1956.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Indian Air Force
IU-683
June 1956

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named 'Pushpaka'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1956.

Photo Ref N/K

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Indian Air Force
IU-683
January 1957

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named 'Pushpaka'. Taken at Safdarjung Airport, Delhi, India 17 January 1957.

President of Syria Shukri al-Quwatli has just arrived as part of a State Visit and is accompanied by Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Photo source - Didier Palix collection

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Indian Air Force
IU-683
June 1958

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named 'Pushpaka'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa June 1958 with the early morning sun showing off the highly polished fuselage.

Presumably the aircraft was having work done by Marshalls and may have included fitment of the weather radar and radome, which it now has installed.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Indian Air Force
IU-683
June 1958

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named 'Pushpaka'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa June 1958 with the early morning sun showing off the highly polished fuselage.

Presumably the aircraft was having work done by Marshalls and may have included fitment of the weather radar and radome, which it now has installed.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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