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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 84

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Below are the 9 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 84 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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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVG
February 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'William Hovell'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 29 February 1956 during a Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) publicity photo shoot.

What a beauty, and the model isn't bad either!

The cameraman is Les Platt but the name of the model is not yet known.

Note the original rounded tip propellers with an oddly painted one in the No.4 position and the registration on the nose.

Photo source - Peter J O Ralph

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVG
March 1966

Delivered to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'William Hovell'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 13 March 1966 now with square tipped propellers.

Note the revised cockpit direct vision (DV) window.

Also note CSIRO DC3 VH-RRA with an unusual long probe in the nose.

The weather radar nose was installed circa 1962 as a result of an airworthiness directive following the crash of VH-TVC (C/N 46).

Photo source - David A Carter

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVG
November 1968

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'William Hovell'. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in November 1968, now minus its Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

The wing on the left belongs to VH-RMO (C/N 97) of Ansett-ANA and the fuselage behind lying on its belly is VH-RMP (C/N 145) also of Ansett - ANA.

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVG
November 1968

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'William Hovell'. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in November 1968, now minus its Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVG
January 1969

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'William Hovell'. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in January 1969.

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVG
February 1969

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'William Hovell'. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa February 1969.

The aircraft on the right is Ansett-ANA VH-RMP (C/N 145).

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

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Sims Metal Ltd
VH-TVG
December 1969

Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in December 1969 in the process of being broken up into sections for removal to their yard at Brooklyn, Western Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

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Sims Metal Ltd
VH-TVG
December 1969

Remains purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) for metal salvage. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in December 1969 in the process of being broken up into sections for removal to their yard at Brooklyn, Western Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The aircraft in front is VH-TVE (C/N 48).

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

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Sims Metal Ltd
VH-TVG
December 1969

Remains purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken in their yard at Brooklyn, Western Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in late December 1969.

The other fuselage belongs to VH-TVE (C/N 48).

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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