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Viscount c/n 92

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Below are the 38 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 92 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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Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T-604
February 1956

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in February 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3536 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T604
May 1956

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in May 1956.

Note the cheatline rear profile which was changed after delivery.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T604
May 1956

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in May 1956 flying eastward parallel to the distinctive coastal white cliffs.

Note the cheatline rear profile which was changed after delivery.

Photo source - Julio Infante collection

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Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T604
August 1957

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA circa August 1957 with Pan American World Airways providing the ground support.

Note the revised cheatline rear profile.

Photo source - Cubana Archive

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Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T604
August 1957

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA circa August 1957 with Pan American World Airways providing the ground support.

Note the revised cheatline rear profile.

Photo source - Cubana Archive

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Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T604
June 1960

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA circa June 1960.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
November 1962

Transferred from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 26 November 1962.

Note the Silver City Airways Bristol 170 Freighter Mk.32 in the background.

Photo source - John Rodger

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Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
June 1963

Transferred from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1963 in the southern maintenance area.

Photo source - David Hedges collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCB
September 1963

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd due to a corporate name change. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in September 1963.

Photo source - David Hedges collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCB
November 1963

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd due to a corporate name change. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta in November 1963.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCB
January 1964

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd due to a corporate name change. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England 14 January 1964.

Although not evident, freezing fog is slowly encroaching and eventually closed the airport for several hours.

A salt/sand mix has been thrown down on the ramp to help clear the ice.

The aircraft behind is Fairchild C-119G CP-31 of the Belgian Air Force which were mainly based at Melsbroek which formed part of the Zaventum, Brussels National airport.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCB
May 1964

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd due to a corporate name change and now named 'City of Edinburgh'. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 28 May 1964.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCB
June 1964

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd due to a corporate name change and now named 'City of Edinburgh'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa June 1964.

The terminal building in the background offers several ways of watching the aircraft including having a meal in the restaurant.

Nowadays, due to security restrictions a view of the aircraft on the ramp is virtually impossible at most airports.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCB
August 1964

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd due to a corporate name change and now named 'City of Edinburgh'. Taken at Findel Airport, Luxembourg 2 August 1964.

Franz and his family are about to board for a flight to London Airport (Heathow), Middlesex, England.

Photo source - Franz Fink‎ - ' Propellerfaszination'

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCB
August 1964

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd due to a corporate name change and now named 'City of Edinburgh'. A view out of a port cabin window on a flight from Findel Airport, Luxembourg to London Airport 2 August 1964.

Photo source - Franz Fink‎ - ' Propellerfaszination'

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCB
August 1964

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd due to a corporate name change and now named 'City of Edinburgh'. A scan of the ticket issued to Franz, which cost him 199 Deutsche Marks (DM) and the return was valid for one month.

Note that they were still issuing Cunard Eagle Airways tickets to use up existing stock.

Photo source - Franz Fink‎ - ' Propellerfaszination'

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCB
October 1967

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd due to a corporate name change and now named 'City of Edinburgh'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in October 1967.

Photo source - David Hedges collection

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
May 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands in May 1968 during the tulip field tourist season.

Assembled on the ramp are Invicta Airways V.755D Viscounts G-AOCB and G-AOCC, and four Channel Airways V.812 Viscounts ready to fly tourists and fresh tulips back to the United Kingdom.

The ramp lineup also includes two Invicta Airways Douglas DC-4, one Britannia Airways Bristol Britannia and one Dan-Air Airspeed Ambassador.

Photo source - Frank de Koster collection

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
May 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Manston Airport, Kent, England in May 1968.

To the right is sister Viscount G-AOCC (C/N 93).

Photo source - Kevin Haigh

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
May 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Groningen-Eelde Airport, Netherlands in May 1968.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
May 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Manston Airport, Kent, England 15 May 1968.

Photo source - Finlay Cunningham

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
June 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in June 1968.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
June 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in June 1968.

Photo source - Jerry Penwarden

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
July 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in July 1968 with a BEA Viscount in the background.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
August 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken departing from Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in August 1968.

In the background is the fuel farm, which disappeared when the new cargo handling centre was built.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
September 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken arriving at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany circa September 1968.

The inboard propellers are still running down. Note the Pan American Airways Douglas DC-8 in the background.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
September 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken departing from Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in September 1968.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
October 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England circa October 1968 with fictitious 'Victa' titles for the purposes of making an episode of a London Weekend Television series called 'The Gold Robbers'.

The black and white episode was called 'Crack Shot'.

Note the Bristol 170 Freighter in the background.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
October 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England circa October 1968 with fictitious 'Victa' titles for the purposes of making an episode of a London Weekend Television series called 'The Gold Robbers'.

The black and white episode was called 'Crack Shot'.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
October 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England circa October 1968 with fictitious 'Victa' titles for the purposes of making an episode of a London Weekend Television series called 'The Gold Robbers'.

The black and white episode was called 'Crack Shot'.

Note Bristol 170 Freighter Mk.32 G-ANWK in the background.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCB
October 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England circa October 1968 with fictitious 'Victa' titles for the purposes of making an episode of a London Weekend Television series called 'The Gold Robbers'.

This is a still from that episode, which was called 'Crack Shot'.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AOCB
May 1969

Transferred from Invicta Airways Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken arriving at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands circa May 1969 during the tulip field tourist season.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

A nice view from the low level control tower.

Photo source - Vickers Viscount Network

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AOCB
June 1969

Transferred from Invicta Airways Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1969.

Photo source - Keith Till

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AOCB
June 1969

Transferred from Invicta Airways Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Tegel Airport, Berlin, West Germany 8 June 1969.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AOCB
August 1969

Transferred from Invicta Airways Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at an unknown location in August 1969.

In the background is an Autair BAC One-Eleven.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AOCB
September 1969

Transferred from Invicta Airways Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1969 a month before it was withdrawn from service due to corrosion.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AOCB
September 1969

Transferred from Invicta Airways Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken landing at an unknown location in September 1969 a month before it was withdrawn from service due to corrosion.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AOCB
January 1970

Transferred from Invicta Airways Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 5 January 1970 after having been withdrawn from service due to corrosion.

The aircraft in front is G-AWCV (C/N 186) and the one behind is G-AWGV (C/N 116) which were also being stored.

Photo source - Mike J Hooks

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