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Viscount c/n 175

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Below are the 26 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 175 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-VID
May 1957

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Otto Lilienthal'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

The aircraft in front is PH-VIC (C/N 174).

Vickers Photo Ref MP6064X1 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VID
September 1957

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Otto Lilienthal'. Taken on its way from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England to Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1957.

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

Photo source - Charles Edward Brown

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VID
September 1957

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Otto Lilienthal'. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England 6 September 1957 during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

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

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VID
September 1957

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Otto Lilienthal'. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1957 during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Photo source - Gary Loveday collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VID
September 1957

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Otto Lilienthal'. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1957 during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Photo source - Gary Loveday collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VID
June 1959

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Otto Lilienthal'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 1959.

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

Photo source - Paul Howard

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

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Otto Lilienthal'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands circa July 1959.

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

Photo source - S S Klop

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VID
October 1960

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Otto Lilienthal'. Taken departing from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 1 October 1960.

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

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VID
June 1961

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Otto Lilienthal'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1961 in the new 'diagonal striped' tail second livery with 'KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines' titles.

It is taxiing past the Queen's building with a BEA Viscount in the background.

Photo source - Jerry Hughes collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VID
June 1963

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Otto Lilienthal'. Taken at Brussels National Airport, Zaventem, Belgium in June 1963.

Photo source - Franc van Vliet collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VID
June 1964

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Otto Lilienthal'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands circa June 1964.

Photo source - Jacques Vooren

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VID
June 1966

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Otto Lilienthal'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 27 June 1966.

The photo was taken from an Iberia SE210 Caravelle.

The aircraft behind is a KLM Lockheed L-188 Electra which has the later horizontal striped tail third livery.

Photo source - Tim (flickr WINGS)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOL
June 1967

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fintan' / 'St Fionntan'. Taken departing from Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1967.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOL
June 1968

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fintan' / 'St Fionntan'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in June 1968 whilst undergoing maintenance with Marshall's. In the background is a BEA Comet 4B in 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOL
August 1968

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fintan' / 'St Fionntan'.

A very atmospheric shot taken during a flight from Dublin, Ireland to Glasgow, Scotland.

Photo source - Colin (flickr)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOL
April 1969

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fintan' / 'St Fionntan'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in April 1969.

Photo source - Bill Sheridan

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOL
June 1969

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fintan' / 'St Fionntan'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1969 with a sister aircraft in the background.

The Forte catering truck has a silhouette of a Viscount on it!

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOL
June 1969

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fintan' / 'St Fionntan'. Taken at Groningen-Eelde Airport, Netherlands in June 1969.

Photo source - Gerrit Bouma collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOL
March 1970

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fintan' / 'St Fionntan'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in March 1970 with a Cambrian Airways BAC One-Eleven in the background.

It was withdrawn from service at the end of the month.

Photo source - David Fox

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
G-AYTW
June 1971

Repossessed from Progressive Airways. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 1971 with an Aer Lingus Viscount behind.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
G-AYTW
July 1971

Repossessed from Progressive Airways. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in July 1971.

Photo source - Steve Williams

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
G-AYTW
August 1971

Repossessed from Progressive Airways. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in August 1971.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
G-AYTW
September 1971

Repossessed from Progressive Airways. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 10 September 1971.

Photo source - Ian MacFarlane

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Airwork Services Ltd
506
March 1973

Purchased from Aer Lingus. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1973.

The aircraft is still in the basic Progressive Airways livery.

It was intended to be sold to the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO) and their military serial number '506' had been applied.

The sale was not completed and it never flew again.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Airwork Services Ltd
506
March 1973

Purchased from Aer Lingus. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1973.

The aircraft is still in the basic Progressive Airways livery.

It was intended to be sold to the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO) and their military serial number '506' had been applied.

The sale was not completed and it never flew again.

Vickers Photo Ref MP41909 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Airwork Services Ltd
506
June 1975

Purchased from Aer Lingus. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa June 1975.

The aircraft has now been partially dismantled and is lying on its belly.

A few months later it was accidentally burnt out during a fire fighting demonstration.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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