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Viscount c/n 85

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Below are the 8 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 85 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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Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AIC
February 1955

Delivered new to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 28 February 1955 during the fuselage assembly phase.

A strange appearance without the cockpit section fitted.

Note the F J Edwards rolling frame in the foreground, which was used to form a curve on aluminium sheeting before it was chemically pickled to harden it.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2166 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AIC
December 1955

Delivered new to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1955.

Misrair titles were in English on the port side.

Vickers Photo Ref N/K (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AIC
December 1955

Delivered new to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1955.

Misrair titles were in English on the port side.

Vickers Photo Ref 6382J

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AIC
December 1955

Delivered new to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1955.

Misrair titles were in English on the port side.

Vickers Photo Ref 6382G

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AIC
December 1955

Delivered new to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1955.

Misrair titles were in English on the port side.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AIC
December 1955

Delivered new to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1955.

Misrair titles were in English on the port side.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AIC
February 1956

Delivered new to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines. Taken departing from Cairo International Airport, Egypt circa February 1956.

Misrair titles were in English on the port side.

Photo source - Petr Zaoral

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Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AIC
June 1956

Delivered new to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines. Taken at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon circa June 1956 with passengers boarding at a leisurely pace for a service to Cairo, Egypt.

Note the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress in the left background.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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