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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 178

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Below are the 12 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 178 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-VIG
June 1958

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1958.

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

Photo source - Rodney Brown

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIG
July 1962

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Sir Charles Kingsford Smith'. Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands 19 July 1962 in the new 'diagonal stripe' tail second livery with 'KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines' titles.

Photo source - Frank de Koster

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

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Sir Charles Kingsford Smith'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1963.

Skyliner Postcard Ref 005.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIG
May 1964

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Sir Charles Kingsford Smith'. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in May 1964.

Photo source - Günter Grondstein

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIG
May 1964

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Sir Charles Kingsford Smith'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands in the maintenance hangar in May 1964.

Note that the Lockheed L-188 Electras already have the 'horizontal striped' tail livery, which wasn't introduced on the Viscount until at least 1965.

Photo source - Jan Bekker

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

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Sir Charles Kingsford Smith'. Taken at a quiet Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa June 1965.

Photo source - Stephen Morrin collection

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

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Sir Charles Kingsford Smith'. Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands in August 1965.

Photo source - Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIG
May 1966

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Sir Charles Kingsford Smith'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands 10 May 1966, still with the 'diagonal striped' tail.

Photo source - Thijs Postma

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOM
June 1967

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Phelim' / 'St Feidhlim'. Taken at Cork Airport, Ballygarvan, County Cork, Ireland circa June 1967.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOM
August 1967

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Phelim' / 'St Feidhlim'. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England 18 August 1967.

Photo source - Daniel Tanner

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOM
October 1967

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Phelim' / 'St Feidhlim'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in October 1967.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOM
December 2011

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

This memorial has been erected at Kilmore Quay, County Wexford, Ireland and lists all the names of those on board who lost their lives in this tragic event.

Terry lives in the area and lost his Father, Radio Officer James Bannon in the crash of BEA Viscount G-ANHC (C/N 63) in October 1958.

Photo source - Terry Bannon

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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