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Viscount c/n 102

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Below are the 9 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 102 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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Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNE
January 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Mpika'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1956 with the rear fuselage section being built in the jig.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3421. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNE
July 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Mpika'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in July 1956 prior to delivery. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) aerials under the wing near the tip and that the national flag has not yet been applied.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNE
November 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Mpika'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa November 1956. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) aerials under the wing near the tip and that the national flag has not yet been applied.

Photo source - Assoc of Transport Photographers & Historians ATPH

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Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNE
June 1957

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Mpika'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1957. It now has the national flag applied but the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Michelle Sindall

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Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNE
July 1957

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Mpika'. Taken arriving at Kumalo Airport, Bulawayo, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 6 July 1957 from Salisbury, Rhodesia with the Royal Standard flying from the cockpit. On board was the Queen Mother who was on a royal tour of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Kumalo Airport (locally spelt Khumalo) was built during WW II and was not normally suitable for a Viscount but with a light load on board this was made possible for this special occasion. Note the large federal flag now applied to the tail. This was the first aircraft to have this applied. Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNE
July 1957

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Mpika'. Taken at Kumalo Airport, Bulawayo, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 6 July 1957 with the Queen Mother disembarking as part of her royal tour of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. The VIP cabin configured aircraft had travelled from Salisbury, Rhodesia.

Photo source - They Served Africa With Wings

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Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNE
July 1957

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Mpika'. Taken at Kumalo Airport, Bulawayo, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 6 July 1957 after bringing the Queen Mother from Salisbury, Rhodesia as part of her royal tour of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. The aircraft had been specially converted to a VIP cabin configuration.

Photo source - Allan Addison collection

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Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNE
March 1958

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Mpika'. Taken arriving at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in March 1958. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down. Note the revised nose after the installation of weather radar.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNE
April 1958

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Mpika'. Taken at an unknown location circa April 1958. Note the revised nose after the installation of weather radar.

Photo source - Grahame Higgs collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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