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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 145

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Below are the 25 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 145 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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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANYH
July 1956

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4378 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANYH
July 1956

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4498 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANYH
August 1956

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 27 August 1956 before the first flight.

A group photo presumably from Butler Air Transport in Australia.

Anyone have any names?

Captain Young is possibly on the left.

Note the Vickers-Armstrongs logo on the steps.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4550 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANYH
August 1956

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 27 August 1956 after the first flight from Brooklands.

The steep slope to the runway can be seen in the background.

Note the Vickers-Armstrongs logo on another set of identical steps.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4551 (NFB photo)

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANYH
August 1956

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 27 August 1956 after the first flight from Brooklands.

A closeup view of the Vickers-Armstrongs logo on another set of identical steps.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4551X1

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANYH
August 1956

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken arriving at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 27 August 1956 after the second flight and coming down the slope towards the hangar area.

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

The de Havilland DH104 Dove 1B G-AFSV in the background was used by Vickers for communications work and air-to-air photography along with DH114 Herons G-ANNO and G-AOGW.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4552 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANYH
August 1956

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 27 August 1956 beating up the runway after a third test flight.

Note the blurred Vickers Valiant in the background.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4553 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANYH
August 1956

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England 29 August 1956.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANYH
September 1956

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England 4 September 1956.

It was carrying out some crew training circuits.

It departed from Wisley Airfield on delivery to Australia the following day where it was re-registered as VH-BUT.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
VH-BUT
March 1957

Delivered new and re-registered from G-ANYH. Taken at an unknown location circa March 1957.

Passengers are boarding for a service to Snowy Mountains Airport, Cooma, New South Wales.

Photo source - Oliver G (flickr)

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Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd
VH-BUT
March 1958

Returned from the first Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in March 1958.

Photo source - Ben Dannecker

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-BUT
December 1958

Returned from the second Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period. Taken at Llanherne Airport, Hobart, South East Tasmania, Australia circa December 1958.

Photo Ref AB713-1-6492

Photo source - Librairies Tasmania Photographic Archive

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-BUT
January 1959

Returned from the second Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period. Taken at Llanherne Airport, Hobart, South East Tasmania, Australia circa January 1959.

Photo source - Ted Lidster collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-BUT
August 1959

Returned from the second Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Australia circa August 1959.

Photo source - Rob McCutcheon collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-BUT
September 1959

Returned from the second Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period. Taken at an unknown location in September 1959.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-BUT
December 1959

Returned from the second Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period. Taken at an unknown location circa December 1959.

Photo source - Ed Coates collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-BUT
December 1960

Returned from the second Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Australia in December 1960 in a later livery.

Taking off in the background is a Sud SE210 Caravelle I which was on a sales tour.

Photo source - Ed Coates collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-BUT
January 1962

Returned from the second Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period. Taken at Llanherne Airport, Hobart, South East Tasmania, Australia circa January 1962.

Photo source - Christopher George via Martin George

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMP
October 1962

Returned from the second Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period and now re-registered from VH-BUT. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa October 1962 with VH-TVF (C/N 49) in the foreground.

Photo source - Greg Bell

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMP
November 1962

Returned from the second Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period and now re-registered from VH-BUT. Taken at Adelaide Airport, West Mead, South Australia, Australia in November 1962.

Photo source - Chris Finney

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMP
January 1963

Returned from the second Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period and now re-registered from VH-BUT. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in January 1963.

Note the modified nose to accommodate the weather radar.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMP
June 1963

Returned from the second Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period and now re-registered from VH-BUT. Taken at Adelaide Airport, West Mead, South Australia, Australia in June 1963.

Photo source - Geoff Goodhall

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMP
October 1967

Returned from the second Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period and now re-registered from VH-BUT. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in October 1967 taxiing in from Runway 07.

Photo source - David A Carter

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMP
February 1969

Returned from the second Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period and now re-registered from VH-BUT. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 25 February 1969 after the removal of most of the useful parts including the outer wings and the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines.

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

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Essendon Airport Fire Department
VH-RMP
May 1969

Remains donated by Ansett-ANA for non-destructive fire and rescue training use. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in May 1969.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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