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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 97

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Below are the 57 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 97 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.

1

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANXV
September 1955

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken landing at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1955 in full Butler Air Transport livery during the flight test phase.

In the background to the right is a Vickers Valiant B Mark 1 in the white anti-flash nuclear strike finish used for all three cold war 'V' bombers.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

2

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANXV
September 1955

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1955 in full Butler Air Transport livery during the flight test phase.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

3

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANXV
September 1955

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 28 September 1955 in full Butler Air Transport livery and getting ready to depart on its long delivery journey to Australia, which took six days.

Vickers Photo Ref 6365N

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

4

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANXV
October 1955

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 15 October 1955. It arrived on 4 October but was not re-registered until 21 October.

Photo source - Ed Coates collection

5

Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
VH-BAT
November 1955

Delivered new to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd named 'R.M.A. Warral'. Taken at Coolangatta Airport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia in November 1955 during its first visit to this airport.

Photo source - E D Daw collection

6

Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
VH-BAT
November 1955

Delivered new to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd named 'R.M.A. Warral'. Taken at Coolangatta Airport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia in November 1955 with a mass of locals queuing up to walk through the brand new aircraft.

Photo source - Fred Lang Studios

7

Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
VH-BAT
November 1955

Delivered new to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd named 'R.M.A. Warral'. Taken at Coolangatta Airport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 4 November 1955.

Photo source - Ben Dannecker

8

Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
VH-BAT
December 1955

Delivered new to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd named 'R.M.A. Warral'. Taken at an unknown location circa December 1955.

Photo source - Lindsay Wise via Maurice Austin

9

Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
VH-BAT
January 1956

Delivered new to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd named 'R.M.A. Warral'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia circa January 1956.

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

10

Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
VH-BAT
February 1957

Delivered new to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd named 'R.M.A. Warral'. Taken at Coolangatta Airport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia circa February 1957. It has just arrived and the No.2 propeller is still spinning down.

Photo source - Fred Lang Studios

11

Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
VH-BAT
February 1957

Delivered new to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd named 'R.M.A. Warral'. Taken at Coolangatta Airport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia circa February 1957.

Photo source - Fred Lang Studios

12

Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
VH-BAT
June 1957

Delivered new to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd named 'R.M.A. Warral'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in June 1957.

Photo source - E D Daw collection

13

Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
VH-BAT
July 1957

Delivered new to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd named 'R.M.A. Warral'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in July 1957.

Photo source - Ben Dannecker

14

ANSETT-ANA
VH-BAT
December 1958

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in December 1958.

Photo source - Ben Dannecker

15

ANSETT-ANA
VH-BAT
May 1959

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Llanherne Airport, Hobart, South East Tasmania, Australia circa May 1959.

Photo source - Greg Thom collection

16

ANSETT-ANA
VH-BAT
December 1959

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa December 1959 with another of the highly polished fleet in the foreground.

Photo source - Rob McCutcheon collection

17

ANSETT-ANA
VH-BAT
June 1961

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in June 1961.

Photo source - E D Daw collection

18

ANSETT-ANA
VH-BAT
July 1961

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Parafield Airport, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia in July 1961.

Photo source - Chris Finney

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-BAT
December 1961

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa December 1961.

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-BAT
December 1962

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa December 1962. A busy scene but mainly because the Australian Government insisted on two airlines operating similar capacity aircraft on the same routes at the same departure times, hence the two Lockheed Electras and two Viscounts.

This is a period postcard.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
April 1964

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger and re-registered from VH-BAT. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in April 1964.

Photo source - E D Daw collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
February 1965

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger and re-registered from VH-BAT. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in February 1965.

Photo source - G Wilkes collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
December 1965

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger and re-registered from VH-BAT. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in December 1965.

Photo source - David A Carter

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
April 1966

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger and re-registered from VH-BAT. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in April 1966.

Photo source - Robert N Smith collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
April 1966

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger and re-registered from VH-BAT. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in April 1966.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
December 1966

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger and re-registered from VH-BAT. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in December 1966.

Photo source - Robert N Smith collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
February 1967

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger and re-registered from VH-BAT. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in February 1967.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

28

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
April 1967

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger and re-registered from VH-BAT. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in April 1967.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
May 1967

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger and re-registered from VH-BAT. Taken at Llanherne Airport, Hobart, South East Tasmania, Australia circa May 1967.

The aircraft is being refuelled using a pumping trolley delivering Jet A-1 kerosene-type fuel from an underground storage tank to an Avery-Hardoll connection on the No.1 engine nacelle.

Another connection on the No.4 nacelle would also be used to refuel the other wing.

The delivery pressure must not exceed 50 PSI to prevent seals being blown.

All the equipment and the aircraft was bonded to a specified ramp connection to avoid the risk of a build up of static electricity.

Photo Ref AB713-1-10226

Photo source - Librairies Tasmania Photographic Archive

30

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
May 1967

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger and re-registered from VH-BAT. Taken at Llanherne Airport, Hobart, South East Tasmania, Australia circa May 1967.

The aircraft is being refuelled using a pumping trolley delivering Jet A-1 kerosene-type fuel from an underground storage tank to an Avery-Hardoll connection on the No.1 engine nacelle.

Another connection on the No.4 nacelle would also be used to refuel the other wing.

The delivery pressure must not exceed 50 PSI to prevent seals being blown.

All the equipment and the aircraft was bonded to a specified ramp connection to avoid the risk of a build up of static electricity.

Photo Ref AB713-1-10227

Photo source - Librairies Tasmania Photographic Archive

31

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
June 1967

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger and re-registered from VH-BAT. Taken at an unknown location in June 1967.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
January 1968

Transferred from Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd due to a corporate merger and re-registered from VH-BAT. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia circa January 1968.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

33

MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMO
April 1968

Leased from ANSETT-ANA and named 'Oakover'. Taken departing from Perth Airport, Western Australia, Australia 24 April 1968.

Photo source - Fred Niven collection

34

MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMO
June 1968

Leased from ANSETT-ANA and named 'Oakover'. Taken at Perth Airport, Western Australia, Australia 8 June 1968.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

35

MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMO
July 1968

Leased from ANSETT-ANA and named 'Oakover'. Taken at Perth Airport, Western Australia, Australia in July 1968.

Photo source - Geoff Goodhall

36

MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMO
August 1968

Leased from ANSETT-ANA and named 'Oakover'. Taken at Perth Airport, Western Australia, Australia in August 1968.

Photo source - Peter Rye

37

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
January 1969

Returned from MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA) lease. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 22 January 1969.

When it was returned from lease it was repainted in full ANSETT-ANA livery but only remained in service for a further four months.

Photo source - Robert Zweck

38

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
April 1969

Returned from MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA) lease. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 25 April 1969. When it was returned from lease it was repainted in full Ansett-ANA livery but only remained in service for a further four months.

The aircraft behind is TAA VH-TVG (C/N 84).

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

39

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMO
June 1969

Returned from MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA) lease. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in June 1969. It has now been repainted in a blue and white livery for an anticipated sale to Pan Indonesian but the sale was not completed.

The aircraft behind is TAA VH-TVG (C/N 84).

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

40

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
February 1970

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 17 February 1970 still in the hybrid blue ex Ansett-ANA livery.

Photo source - Robert Zweck

41

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
May 1970

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa May 1970 still in the hybrid blue ex Ansett-ANA livery.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

42

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
September 1970

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 24 September 1970 still in the hybrid blue ex Ansett-ANA livery.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

43

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
February 1971

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa February 1971 still in the hybrid blue ex Ansett-ANA livery.

The aircraft behind has not yet been identified.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

44

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
January 1972

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 6 January 1972 now minus its Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines.

Photo source - Robert Zweck

45

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
April 1974

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in April 1974 after the removal of all useful parts and now awaiting scrapping.

Photo source - John Krepp

46

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
February 1975

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in February 1975 and now awaiting scrapping.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

47

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
June 1975

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 8 June 1975 and now awaiting scrapping.

Photo source - Robert Zweck

48

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
June 1975

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. A view of the starboard wing taken from a cabin window opening at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 8 June 1975.

Photo source - Robert Zweck

49

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
August 1975

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2 August 1975 and still awaiting scrapping.

Photo source - Daniel Tanner

50

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
April 1976

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in April 1976 and still awaiting scrapping.

Photo source - Ben Dannecker

51

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
July 1976

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3 July 1976 during the scrapping process.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

52

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
July 1976

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in July 1976 during the scrapping process.

Photo source - Michael Newsome

53

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
July 1976

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in July 1976 during the scrapping process.

Photo source - Michael Newsome

54

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
July 1976

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in July 1976 during the scrapping process.

The tail on the left belongs to an ex Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) English Electric Canberra with the serial number A84-217 painted out.

Photo source - Michael Newsome

55

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
July 1976

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in July 1976 during the scrapping process.

Photo source - Michael Newsome

56

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
July 1976

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 28 July 1976 during the scrapping process.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

57

Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMO
August 1976

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa August 1976 during the scrapping process.

The tail on the left belongs to an ex Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) English Electric Canberra with the serial number A84-217 painted out.

Photo source - Greg Thom collection

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