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Viscount c/n 81

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Below are the 19 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 81 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-TBN
April 1955

Built new for BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 18 April 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The fuselage on the left has not been identified.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2346 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBN
November 1955

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Wymeswold Airfield, Leicestershire, England circa November 1955.

It was undergoing maintenance with Field Aircraft Services Ltd.

Photo source - Assoc of Transport Photographers & Historians ATPH

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBN
December 1955

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA circa December 1955 with a BOAC Boeing 377 Stratocruiser in the background.

Note the 'Overseas' part of the name.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBN
June 1956

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1956 with 'BWIA' titles now applied to the tail.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBN
June 1957

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA circa June 1957.

Note the 'Overseas' part of the name.

Photo source - Bill Thompson

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBN
June 1957

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA circa June 1957.

Photo source - BWIA Back in The Day

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBN
June 1962

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA circa June 1962 now with simplified BWIA titles.

The full name is in small letters on the rear fuselage now without the word 'Overseas'.

Photo Ref V440

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBN
June 1964

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Palisadoes Airport, Kingston, Jamaica circa June 1964 with VP-TBT (C/N 236) facing nose on.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBN
June 1964

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Palisadoes Airport, Kingston, Jamaica circa June 1964.

The full name of the airline is in small letters on the rear fuselage.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

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Bahamas Airways
VP-BCI
June 1966

Sub-leased from British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA), leased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA in June 1966.

Photo source - John P Stewart

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Bahamas Airways
VP-BCI
July 1966

Sub-leased from British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA), leased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA circa July 1966 with a Delta Air Lines Douglas DC-8 behind.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

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Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV)
YV-C-AMT
June 1970

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd at the end of the lease to British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Leicestershire, England circa June 1970 undergoing an overhaul with Field Aircraft Services Ltd in the third livery.

Note the construction number on the tail, under the registration.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV)
YV-C-AMT
June 1970

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd at the end of the lease to British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Leicestershire, England circa June 1970 in the third livery after an overhaul by Field Aircraft Services Ltd.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV)
YV-C-AMT
January 1972

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd at the end of the lease to British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA). Taken at Maiquetia Airport, Caracas, Venezuela in January 1972 in the fourth livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV)
YV-C-AMT
August 1973

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd at the end of the lease to British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA). Taken at Maiquetia Airport, Caracas, Venezuela in August 1973 in the fourth livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV)
YV-C-AMT
April 1975

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd at the end of the lease to British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA). Taken at Maiquetia Airport, Caracas, Venezuela in April 1975 in the fourth livery.

Note that the propeller spinners have now been painted a light blue rather than the original white.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV)
YV-C-AMT
November 1975

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd at the end of the lease to British West Indian Airways (BWIA). Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Maiquetia, Vargas, Caracas, Venezuela in November 1975 in the fourth livery.

Photo source - The Aviation Hobby Shop (TAHS)

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Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV)
YV-C-AMT
December 1976

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd at the end of the lease to British West Indian Airways (BWIA). Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Maiquetia, Vargas, Caracas, Venezuela in December 1976 shortly after having been withdrawn from service and stored amongst several LAV Douglas DC-3.

This coastal and very humid airport is not a good place to store aircraft.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV)
YV-C-AMT
October 1980

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd at the end of the lease to BWIA - British West Indian Airways. Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Maiquetia, Vargas, Caracas, Venezuela 8 October 1980 after having been withdrawn from service in 1976 and stored amongst several LAV Douglas DC-3.

This coastal and very humid airport is not a good place to store aircraft.

Surprisingly, her Dart engines and Rotol propellers are still installed.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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