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Viscount c/n 93

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Below are the 37 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 93 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-T605
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 MP3537 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T605
May 1956

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in May 1956.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4229 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T605
May 1956

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in May 1956. Note the original cheatline rear profile, which was changed after delivery.

Does anyone know when? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4230 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T605
June 1957

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1957. Note the revised cheatline rear profile.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T605
July 1958

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA in July 1958.

Note the heavily oil stained ramp, a legacy of the piston engine era represented by the Pan American Airways Douglas DC6 in the background.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T605
May 1959

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Rancho-Boyeros Airport, Havana, Cuba 2 May 1959 with Bristol Britannia 318 CU-T669 in the background.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd
VR-BBM
September 1962

Transferred from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd within the Eagle group. Taken at an unknown location in September 1962.

The UK registration G-AOCC has not yet been applied.

Photo source - David Hedges collection

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Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd
G-AOCC
December 1962

Transferred from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd within the Eagle group. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in December 1962.

Photo source - David Hedges collection

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Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd
G-AOCC
July 1963

Transferred from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd within the Eagle group. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1963.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
September 1963

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1963 after a repaint by Marshall's.

It is being prepared for engine ground runs.

The grassy mound helped to suppress the noise when the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines were run up to full power (14,500 RPM) for a maximum of five minutes.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
September 1963

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken departing from Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1963 after a repaint by Marshall's.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
September 1963

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken departing from Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1963 after a repaint by Marshall's.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
May 1964

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta in May 1964.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
May 1964

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken at Newquay Airport, Cornwall, England in May 1964.

Photo source - Kev Darling collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
August 1964

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 August 1964 with a British Eagle Douglas C-54A or C-54B in the background.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
August 1964

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken departing from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 15 August 1964.

The aircraft behind is BEA Vickers Vanguard G-APEB and further back there is a British Eagle Bristol 175 Britannia, a BEA de Havilland Trident 1C and a BEA Armstrong Whitworth Argosy.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
August 1964

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken at Benina Airport, near Benghazi, Libya 21 August 1964.

It was operating a trooping charter flight from RAF El Adem, near Tobruk, Libya with the next stop at Luqa, Malta on its way back to the UK.

Photo source - John Cooper

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
October 1964

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken departing from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 6 October 1964.

There are no less than eight Bristol 175 Britannias in the background.

The BOAC Series 102 fleet is now out of service with others stored at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England under the care of Marshall's.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
June 1965

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken at Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in June 1965.

Photo source - Scott Forrest

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
September 1965

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 20 September 1965.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
May 1966

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in May 1966.

In the background is a KLM Viscount, Dan-Air Airspeed Ambassador, Invicta Airways Douglas DC-4 and a Caledonian Airways Douglas DC-7.

Photo source - Keith Till

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
June 1967

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken at Swansea (Fairwood Common) Airport, South Wales circa June 1967. The aircraft had been chartered to fly a ship's crew to Paris, France.

Photo source - M Bagshaw

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
June 1967

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 19 June 1967.

Fred walked across from the BEA maintenance area during his lunch break to take this photo.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC
September 1967

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa September 1967.

Photo source - John Young

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCC
January 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in January 1968 before the Invicta titles were applied.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCC
February 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 2 February 1968 and not yet named 'Sylt'.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCC
February 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken landing at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in February 1968 operating a charter flight and not yet named 'Sylt'.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCC
February 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in February 1968 operating a charter flight and not yet named 'Sylt'.

Photo source - Frank de Koster collection

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCC
March 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Tegel Airport, Berlin, West Germany in March 1968 operating a charter flight.

It now has the name 'Sylt' in yellow on black on the nose.

Photo source - Ulrich Neumann

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCC
May 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd and now named 'Sylt'. Taken at Manston Airport, Kent, England in May 1968.

In the left background in an Invicta Airways Vickers Viking.

Photo source - Roger Jones

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCC
June 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd and now named 'Sylt'. Taken at Tegel Airport, Berlin, West Germany in June 1968 with an Air France Sud SE210 Caravelle behind.

Note the name is now in black on yellow on the nose.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCC
July 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd and now named 'Sylt'. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa July 1968.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCC
July 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd and now named 'Sylt'. Taken departing from Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in July 1968.

Photo source - Ulrich Neumann

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Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCC
August 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd and now named 'Sylt'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in August 1968 with a JAT Yugoslavia Sud SE210 Caravelle in the background.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

35

Invicta Airways Ltd
G-AOCC
December 1968

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd and now named 'Sylt'. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in December 1968.

The name is now in white on the red cheatline behind the door.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AOCC
February 1969

Transferred from Invicta Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in February 1969 awaiting an overhaul.

Photo source - George Stringer

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AOCC
March 1969

Transferred from Invicta Airways due to a corporate merger.Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in March 1969 with most of the paint stripped off as part of an overhaul.

Sadly, severe corrosion in the main wing structures prevented this from being completed and it was subsequently scrapped after the removal of all useful parts.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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