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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 82

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Below are the 7 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 82 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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Hughes Tool Corporation
N
April 1956

Ordered by the Hughes Tool Corporation but not delivered. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in April 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

It is not known if a US registration was ever reserved for this aircraft.

It was subsequently sold to Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA).

Vickers Photo Ref MP3829 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Hughes Tool Corporation
N
April 1956

Ordered by the Hughes Tool Corporation but not delivered. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in April 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

It is not known if a US registration was ever reserved for this aircraft.

It was subsequently sold to Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)

Vickers Photo Ref MP3830 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Hughes Tool Corporation
N
June 1956

Ordered by the Hughes Tool Corporation but not delivered. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in June 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

It is not known if a US registration was ever reserved for this aircraft.

It was subsequently sold to Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)

Vickers Photo Ref MP4379 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Hughes Tool Corporation
N
February 1957

Ordered by the Hughes Tool Corporation but not delivered. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in February 1957 in the Erecting Shop.

It is not known if a US registration was ever reserved for this aircraft.

The aircraft is now on hold pending further instructions from Howard Hughes.

It was subsequently sold to Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)

Vickers Photo Ref MP5573 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)
YS-09C
October 1958

Delivered new to Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 7 October 1958 prior to the first flight from the nearby Brooklands Airfield.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)
YS-09C
October 1958

Delivered new to Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in October 1958 during the test flight phase.

Note the sloping taxiway in the foreground that led to the hangars.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)
YS-09C
November 1958

Delivered new to Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 6 November 1958 during the delivery.

This aircraft crashed on takeoff from Las Mercedes Airport, Managua, Nicaragua 5 March 1959.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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