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Viscount c/n 141

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Below are the 17 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 141 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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Braathens S.A.F.E. Airtransport A/S
LN-SUN
February 1955

Aircraft completed for Braathens S.A.F.E. Airtransport A/ but the sale was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The fuselage was pressure tested outside on this trolley before moving on to the main assembly line.

Note the 'domed' cockpit area which was later covered with additional panels.

Photo source - Jose de Alvarenga collection

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Braathens S.A.F.E. Airtransport A/S
LN-SUN
September 1956

Aircraft completed for Braathens S.A.F.E. Airtransport A/ but the sale was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 10 September 1956 painted up in full Braathens livery.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2100
October 1956

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retaining the Braathens V.742D type designation. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 18 October 1956 in a basic livery prior to repainting.

Note the incorrect hyphen in the serial number which was not used when the aircraft was fully painted up in FAB livery.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2100
October 1956

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retaining the Braathens V.742D type designation. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in October 1956 in a basic livery prior to repainting.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4954 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2100
October 1956

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retaining the Braathens V.742D type designation. Taken departing from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England and returning to Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1956 in a basic livery prior to repainting.

Note the incorrect hyphen in the serial number which was not used when the aircraft was fully painted up in FAB livery.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4955 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2100
January 1957

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retaining the Braathens V.742D type designation. Taken at Croydon Airport, Surrey, England in January 1957.

It has just arrived from Tollerton Airfield, Nottinghamshire, England where Field Aircraft Services Ltd had fitted a VIP interior.

Note the Field Aircraft Services Ltd Bedford CA van.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2100
January 1957

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retaining the Braathens V.742D type designation. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 18 January 1957 after its return from Tollerton Airfield, Nottinghamshire, England where Field Aircraft Services Ltd had fitted a VIP interior.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2100
January 1957

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retaining the Braathens V.742D type designation. Taken arriving at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1957.

It has now been repainted in the full FAB livery with the serial number hyphen deleted.

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

The VIP interior has now been fitted out by Field Aircraft Services Ltd.

Note that extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been fitted, ready for the long journey to Brasil.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5416 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2100
January 1957

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retaining the Braathens V.742D type designation. Taken departing from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1957 on a test flight.

It has now been repainted in the full FAB livery.

The VIP interior has now been fitted out by Field Aircraft Services Ltd.

Note that extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been fitted, ready for the long journey to Brasil.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5417 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2100
January 1957

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retaining the Braathens V.742D type designation. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1957.

It has now been repainted in the full FAB livery with the serial number hyphen deleted.

Note the badge and small 'Presidencia da Republica' titles.Also note that extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been fitted, ready for the long journey to Brasil.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5418 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2100
January 1957

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retaining the Braathens V.742D type designation. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1957.

It has now been repainted in the full FAB livery with the serial number hyphen deleted.

Note the badge and small 'Presidencia da Republica' titles.

Also note that extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been fitted, ready for the long journey to Brasil.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5419

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2100
January 1957

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retaining the Braathens V.742D type designation. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1957.

The VIP interior was installed by Field Aircraft Services Ltd at their Tollerton facility.

A view of the rear cabin with a small four seat private area.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5423

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2100
January 1957

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retaining the Braathens V.742D type designation. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1957.

The VIP interior was installed by Field Aircraft Services Ltd at their Tollerton facility.

A view of the small four seat private area at the rear of the cabin.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5424

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2100
January 1957

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retaining the Braathens V.742D type designation. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1957.

The VIP interior was installed by Field Aircraft Services Ltd at their Tollerton facility.

A view of a single bedroom.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5425

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2100
February 1957

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retaining the Braathens V.742D type designation. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 1 February 1957 shortly before it departed on delivery.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks, ready for the long journey to Brasil.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2100
August 1958

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retaining the Braathens V.742D type designation. Taken at Wymeswold Airfield, Leicestershire, England 28 August 1958.

It had just arrived from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England for maintenance with Field Aircraft Services Ltd.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks, for the long journey from Brasil and return.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
C-90 2100
May 1961

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira retainng the Braathens V.742D type designation. The military serial has now been changed from FAB 2100 and it is now named 'Presidencia da Republica' for the use of the President of Brasil. Taken at an unknown UK location circa May 1961.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks, for the long journey from Brasil and return.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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