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Viscount c/n 140

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Below are the 21 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 140 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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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-AOGG
August 1956

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

It never entered service with HCA.

The aircraft behind is G-AOGH (C/N 149).

Vickers Photo Ref MP4681 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-AOGG
November 1956

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in November 1956 during the flight test phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5026 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-AOGG
November 1956

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in November 1956 during the flight test phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5069 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-AOGG
November 1956

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in November 1956 shortly after its delivery.

It never entered service with HCA.

Photo Ref V518

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-AOGG
December 1956

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken stored at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in December 1956.

It never entered service with HCA.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-AOGG
December 1956

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken stored at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 31 December 1956.

It never entered service with HCA.

Photo source - Christopher Baldwyn

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
April 1957

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in early April 1957 after an overhaul and repaint in full livery by Marshall's and is now being prepared for engine runs near the sound deadening grass embankment.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
April 1957

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in early April 1957 after an overhaul and repaint in full livery by Marshall's.

A Colourcard Postcard Ref 1/VV2

Photo source - Graham Glover

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
April 1957

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in early April 1957 after an overhaul and repaint in full livery by Marshall's.

It then went to Wisley, Surrey for crew training with Hunting-Clan Chief Flying Instructor Brian Alexander Powell.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
May 1957

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in May 1957 with sister TF-ISU (C/N 149) behind.

In the background is the terminal building with the parabola arched roof which was opened in 1954.

Photo source - Denis Evans via Julian K Evans

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
October 1957

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at Reykjavik Airport, Iceland circa October 1957.

This vintage postcard was issued by the airline and has the script 'An unusual but interesting way of catching the plane' on the reverse.

Photo source - Tom van den Broeke collection

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
October 1957

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at Reykjavik Airport, Iceland circa October 1957.

This vintage postcard was issued by the airline and has the script 'An unusual but interesting way of catching the plane' on the reverse.

Photo source - Russ Williamson collection

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
September 1958

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa September 1958.

For some reason it has a plain white tail and a fresh white area where the 'Icelandair' titles are located.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo Ref V533

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
May 1959

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at Bergen Airport, Flesland, Norway circa May 1959.

An interesting service van!

Photo source - Steve Pickering collection

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
September 1960

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at Reykjavik Airport, Iceland in September 1960.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
April 1961

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1961 parked on a stand in front of the 'Queen's Building'.

Taxiing behind is an Air Safaris Handley Page HP.81 Hermes with a pair of BEA Viscounts in the old and new livery behind it.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
May 1961

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1961 parked on a stand in front of the 'Queen's Building'.

In the foreground is an articulated 'London Airport' Bedford coach and a Shell - BP Foden fuel bowser.

The two BEA Viscounts in the background await their passengers which would be ferried out in one of these articulated coaches.

It would appear that the port engines are running which seems crazy with all the services still around it!

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
June 1962

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark in June 1962 with a Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) Douglas DC-8 in the background.

SAS are providing the ground support.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
May 1964

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark circa May 1964 with a Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) Sud SE210 Caravelle in the background.

SAS are providing the ground support.

Photo source - John Heggblom

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
June 1964

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1964 with BEA providing the ground support.

Photo source - Graham Hyslop

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Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISN
February 1965

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 4 February 1965 alongside Loftleidir Douglas DC-6B TF-LLC.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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