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Viscount c/n 177

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Below are the 30 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 177 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-VIF
June 1958

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Taken at an unknown location in June 1958.

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-VIF
August 1958

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Taken at an unknown location in August 1958.

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIF
August 1958

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands 23 August 1958.

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

Photo source - Frans C. Nelis

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

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

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

Aer Lingus are providing the ground support.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIF
September 1959

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Taken departing from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa September 1959.

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

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIF
May 1961

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France in May 1961 and showing a view from the front of the cabin.

Photo source - Alfandari

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

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1963 in the new 'diagonal striped tail' second livery with 'KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines' titles.

Photo source - Geoffrey C Cripps collection

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

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

Photo source - Alan Lathan collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIF
July 1964

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Taken at Brussels National Airport, Zaventem, Belgium 24 July 1964.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in August 1964.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIF
March 1965

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa March 1965.

In the background there is a Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) Sud SE-210 Caravelle, a Czechoslovak State Airlines (CSA) Tupolev TU-104A and one of the first BEA DH121 Trident I.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIF
August 1965

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Taken arriving at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands in August 1965 in the 'horizonal striped tail' third livery.

Photo source - Franc van Vliet collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIF
September 1965

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 30 September 1965.

It has just arrived from Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands for the for the installation of a weather radar system and a repaint in Aer Lingus livery by Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL).

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOE
June 1965

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Dymphna' on the port side and just 'Damhnait' on the starboard side. A busy scene at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1965.

A quick turn-around is obviously scheduled as the plane is already being refuelled as the passengers disembark.

Note Olympic Airways de Havilland Comet 4B SX-DAL in the background which eventually went to BEA.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOE
February 1966

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Dymphna' on the port side and just 'Damhnait' on the starboard side. Taken during an air test from Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland flying over the Firth of Clyde 2 February 1966.

Following modifications by Scottish Aviation Ltd the aircraft was photographed from Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Beech C-45 Expeditor 1566.

Note the orange cone connected to a trailing cable attached to the top of the tail.

This is thought to be a remote air pressure sensor.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOE
February 1966

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Dymphna' on the port side and just 'Damhnait' on the starboard side. Taken during an air test from Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland flying over the Firth of Clyde 2 February 1966.

Following modifications by Scottish Aviation Ltd the aircraft was photographed from Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Beech C-45 Expeditor 1566.

There is a trailing cable attached to the top of the tail with an orange cone connected to the other end.

This is thought to be a remote air pressure sensor.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOE
March 1966

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Dymphna' on the port side and just 'Damhnait' on the starboard side. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 16 March 1966.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOE
March 1966

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Dymphna' on the port side and just 'Damhnait' on the starboard side. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 18 March 1966 with a sister aircraft in the background.

Note the Bedford CA van, now converted as a mobile steps vehicle.

Photo source - Matthew McGrath

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOE
March 1968

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Dymphna' on the port side and just 'Damhnait' on the starboard side. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 30 March 1968.

Photo source - Steve Williams

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOE
September 1968

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Dymphna' on the port side and just 'Damhnait' on the starboard side. Taken at Heathrow, London, England in September 1968 with an Iberia Sud SE210 Caravelle in the background.

Photo Ref V269

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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S.A. de Transport Aérien (SATA)
HB-ILP
May 1969

Leased from Aer Lingus. Taken at an unknown location in May 1969.

Photo source - Leonardo Pin collection

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S.A. de Transport Aérien (SATA)
HB-ILP
June 1969

Leased from Aer Lingus. Taken at Son Sant Joan Airport, Palma de Mallorca, Spain circa June 1969.

Photo source - Niels Helmø-Larsen

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S.A. de Transport Aérien (SATA)
HB-ILP
June 1969

Leased from Aer Lingus. Taken at an unknown location in June 1969.

Photo source - The Aviation Hobby Shop (TAHS)

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S.A. de Transport Aérien (SATA)
HB-ILP
July 1969

Leased from Aer Lingus. Taken at an unknown location in July 1969.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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S.A. de Transport Aérien (SATA)
HB-ILP
August 1969

Leased from Aer Lingus. Taken at Cointrin Airport, Geneva, Switzerland in August 1969.

The Convair 640 HB-IMM was operated by SATA from June 1968 to July 1973 and was also powered by Rolls-Royce Dart engines, in this case the more powerful RDa10 Mark 542-4.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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S.A. de Transport Aérien (SATA)
HB-ILP
September 1969

Leased from Aer Lingus. Taken at Riem Airport, Munich, West Germany in September 1969.

Photo source - Norbert Kröpfl

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S.A. de Transport Aérien (SATA)
HB-ILP
October 1969

Leased from Aer Lingus. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in October 1969.

Photo source - Glyn Woods

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
HB-ILP
March 1970

Returned from S.A. de Transport Aérien Genéve (SATA) lease. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in March 1970 outside the Aer Lingus maintenance facility.

It was stored for another two years before it was finally scrapped.

Photo source - Kev Darling collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
HB-ILP
June 1970

Returned from S.A. de Transport Aérien Genéve (SATA) lease. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1970 outside the Aer Lingus maintenance facility.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
HB-ILP
June 1971

Returned from S.A. de Transport Aérien Genéve (SATA) lease. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 1971, now minus its valuable Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - Paul Howard

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