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Viscount c/n 173

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Below are the 16 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 173 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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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIB
September 1956

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Louis Bleriot'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in September 1956.

The forward fuselage section is under construction with a target date of 8 October 1956.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6805 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIB
September 1956

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Louis Bleriot'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in September 1956.

The rear fuselage section is under construction with a target date of 19 October 1956.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6807 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIB
July 1957

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Louis Bleriot'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 26 July 1957 departing to Schiphol, Amsterdam, Netherlands on delivery.

It had 'The Flying Dutchman' titles on the port side.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIB
August 1957

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Louis Bleriot'. Taken taxing out at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa August 1957.

It had 'De Vliegende Hollander' titles on the starboard side.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIB
April 1958

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Louis Bleriot'. Taken arriving at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 21 April 1958 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

It had 'De Vliegende Hollander' titles on the starboard side.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIB
June 1958

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Louis Bleriot'. Taken ready to depart from the gate at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands in June 1958.

It had 'De Vliegende Hollander' titles on the starboard side.

Photo source - KLM Photo Library

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIB
July 1959

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Louis Bleriot'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1959.

It had 'De Vliegende Hollander' titles on the starboard side.

Photo source - Jennifer M Gradidge collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIB
March 1961

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Louis Bleriot'. Taken at a foggy Brussels National Airport, Zaventem, Belgium in March 1961 in the new 'diagonal striped' tail second livery with 'KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines' titles.

Photo source - Franc van Vliet collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIB
August 1964

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Louis Bleriot'. Taken taxiing out at Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany circa August 1964.

Note the US Air Force Douglas C-124 Globemaster II parked on the military ramp on the far side of the airport.

Photo source - Erich Marek

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIB
April 1965

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Louis Bleriot'. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in April 1965 with all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines running and awaiting air traffic control clearance to depart from stand 6.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIB
June 1965

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Louis Bleriot'. Taken at an unknown location in June 1965.

Photo source - Joop de Groot collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIB
July 1965

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Louis Bleriot'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1965.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOJ
July 1967

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Flannán'. Taken at Shannon Airport, County Clare, Ireland circa July 1967.

The name on this side is just shown as 'Flannán'.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOJ
June 1969

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Flannán'. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 7 June 1969.

Photo source - Paul Thallon

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOJ
July 1969

Purchased new from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Flannán'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in July 1969.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOJ
June 1970

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Flannán'. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in June 1970.

Photo source - Charlie Stewart

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