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Viscount c/n 83

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Below are the 14 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 83 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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Pakistan Air Force
J751
November 1955

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in November 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind is Cubana CU-T603 (C/N 91) and the one in front is Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) CF-TGW C/N 60) which was transferred from Hurn for final assembly.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3398X (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Pakistan Air Force
J751
December 1955

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England circa December 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Behind is Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) CF-TGX (C/N 142) and Cubana CU-T603 (C/N 91).

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Pakistan Air Force
J751
February 1956

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken landing at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 29 February 1956 after its first flight from Brooklands Airfield, Surrey, England.

It was fitted out here and completed the test flying phase due to the restrictive runway length at Weybridge. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and an RAF Vickers Valiant and TCA Viscount in the background.

Vickers Photo Ref IK0024 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Pakistan Air Force
J751
February 1956

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken landing at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 29 February 1956 after its first flight from Brooklands Airfield, Surrey, England.

It was fitted out here and completed the test flying phase due to the restrictive runway length at Weybridge.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Vickers Photo Ref IK0025 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Pakistan Air Force
J751
March 1956

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken departing from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in March 1956 on a training flight.

The No.4 propeller has been feathered to simulate an engine failure.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3629 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Pakistan Air Force
J751
March 1956

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken landing at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in March 1956 on a training flight.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the Distance Measurement Equipment (DME) aerials hanging under the wing tips.

Also note the silver Vickers Valiant bomber in the right background.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3630 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Pakistan Air Force
J751
March 1956

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in March 1956.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the Distance Measurement Equipment (DME) aerials hanging under the wing tip.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3632 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Pakistan Air Force
J751
March 1956

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in March 1956.

A nice closeup view of the starboard extended range 'slipper' fuel tank.

This had a capacity of 145 Imperial Gallons.

The stencelling on the No.4 engine nacelle reads:-

Fuel DERD 2482.

Tank 3 503 Imp Galls.

Tank 4 470 Imp Galls.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3641 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Pakistan Air Force
J751
March 1956

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, England in March 1956 during a crew training flight.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Pakistan Air Force
J751
June 1956

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1956.

Note the pennant flying from the cockpit, which normally indicated a VIP on board. Also note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo Ref LP00125

Photo source - Chris Knott (Air Photographic International)

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Pakistan Air Force
J751
January 1958

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken at an unknown location in January 1958.

In the foreground is a VIP gallery which suggests there has been or there is about to be a ceremony of some description. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Pakistan Air Force
J751
April 1960

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 29 April 1960 during a brief visit and departed the following day.

It used the radio callsign 'AS-ZAD'. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo Ref V674

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Pakistan Air Force
J751
June 1962

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken at RAF Northolt, Middlesex, England circa 1962.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Pakistan Air Force
J751
May 1964

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken at RAF Muharraq, Bahrain in May 1964.

It was later sold to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed and that weather radar has now been installed.

Photo source - Jacques Guillem collection

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