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Viscount c/n 180

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Below are the 25 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 180 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-VII
February 1958

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Daidalos' (Daedalus). Taken arriving at an unknown location circa February 1958 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

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

Photo source - Franc van Vliet collection

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Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VII
June 1962

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Daidalos' (Daedalus). Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 1962 in the new 'diagonal striped' tail second livery with 'KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines' titles.

In the background are two Aer Lingus Douglas DC3 which were phased out within a year.

Photo source - Ray Flynn collection

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

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Daidalos' (Daedalus). Taken at Langenhagen Airport, Hannover, West Germany 2 May 1964.

Photo source - Ken Elliott

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

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Daidalos' (Daedalus). Taken at an unknown location in June 1964.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Daidalos' (Daedalus). Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands circa July 1964.

Note the pressure refuelling hose connected to the rear of the No.1 engine nacelle utilising an Avery Hardoll coupling.

Photo source - Alan Lathan collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
May 1966

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 31 May 1966 after a repaint in Aer Lingus livery by Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL).

Interesting that this aircraft didn't have the weather radar system installed, unlike EI-AOG (C/N 172) which went to SAL at the same time.

Note the USAF Weather Lockheed C-130 Hercules in the left background and the distinctive nose of a USAF Douglas C-124 Globemaster II in the right background.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
June 1966

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1966.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
September 1966

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. A busy scene at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 1 September 1966.

By this time the BAC One-Eleven was being used on the mainland Europe routes with the Viscount used on the domestic routes and those to the UK.

The Boeing 720 operated long-haul routes.

Photo source - Gabriel Desmond

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
June 1968

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales circa June 1968 with Cambrian Airways G-AMOO and a Channel Airways Viscount in the background.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
July 1968

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France 26 July 1968.

In the background is a TAROM (Romania) Ilyushin IL-18.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
July 1970

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in July 1970.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
May 1973

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in May 1973.

The aircraft behind are ex BAF lease EI-AOI (C/N 179), then an unidentified Aer Lingus aircraft and finally ex SATA lease HB-ILP (C/N 177).

Photo source - Bill Sheridan

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
June 1973

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 1973 in the process of being scrapped by Walls metal salvagers.

Note that the the forward fuselage section has been neatly cut off for later preservation.

Photo source - Bill Sheridan

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Irish Aviation Museum
EI-AOH
June 1979

Forward fuselage section donated by Aer Lingus. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 1979 inside the terminal building.

It was moved to Castle Moat House in 1985 and then to an unknown location circa 1998.

Does anyone know where this was?

Details to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
April 2017

Forward fuselage section transferred back to Aer Lingus from an unknown location still named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 12 April 2017 stored inside Aer Lingus Engineering Hangar 6.

It has now had the lower fuselage section crudely hacked away.

The current ownership is unknown.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Michael O’Callaghan

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
April 2017

Forward fuselage section transferred back to Aer Lingus from an unknown location still named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 12 April 2017 stored inside Aer Lingus Engineering Hangar 6. The lower fuselage section had previously been crudely hacked away and the interior is in poor condition with lots of the cockpit instruments missing.

Photo source - Michael O’Callaghan

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
April 2017

Forward fuselage section transferred back to Aer Lingus from an unknown location still named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 12 April 2017 stored inside Aer Lingus Engineering Hangar 6.

The lower fuselage section had previously been crudely hacked away and the interior is in poor condition with lots of the cockpit instruments missing.

Photo source - Michael O’Callaghan

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
June 2017

Forward fuselage section transferred back to Aer Lingus from an unknown location still named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 2017 stored inside Aer Lingus Engineering Hangar 6.

The lower fuselage section had previously been crudely hacked away and the interior is in poor condition with lots of the cockpit instruments missing.

Photo source - Gareth Howard

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
June 2017

Forward fuselage section transferred back to Aer Lingus from an unknown location still named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 2017 stored inside Aer Lingus Engineering Hangar 6.

The lower fuselage section had previously been crudely hacked away and the interior is in poor condition with lots of the cockpit instruments missing.

Note the damage to the nose cone.

Photo source - Gareth Howard

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
June 2017

Forward fuselage section transferred back to Aer Lingus from an unknown location still named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 2017 stored inside Aer Lingus Engineering Hangar 6.

The lower fuselage section had previously been crudely hacked away and the interior is in poor condition with lots of the cockpit instruments missing.

Photo source - Gareth Howard

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
June 2017

Forward fuselage section transferred back to Aer Lingus from an unknown location still named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 2017 stored inside Aer Lingus Engineering Hangar 6.

The lower fuselage section had previously been crudely hacked away and the interior is in poor condition with lots of the cockpit instruments missing.

Photo source - Gareth Howard

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOH
October 2017

Forward fuselage section transferred back to Aer Lingus from an unknown location still named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 17 October 2017 stored inside Aer Lingus Engineering Hangar 6.

It has now had the lower fuselage section crudely hacked away. Note the damage to the nose cone.

Photo source - Delseairpics (flickr)

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Ballyboughal Airfield Group
EI-AOH
December 2017

Transferred from Aer Lingus still named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken in the garden of a house adjacent to Ballyboughal Airfield circa December 2017.

This house belonged to the owner of the airfield and was later moved to the airfield land.

Photo source - Albert Irmatov

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Ballyboughal Airfield Group
EI-AOH
March 2019

Transferred from Aer Lingus still named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Ballyboughal Airfield, County Dublin, Ireland 9 March 2019.

It is wheeled out during flying days to be used as an office / rest area.

When not in use it is protected inside this storage building.

Photo source - Illusion450 (flickr)

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Ballyboughal Airfield Group
EI-AOH
March 2019

Transferred from Aer Lingus still named 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Ballyboughal Airfield, County Dublin, Ireland 9 March 2019.

It is wheeled out during flying days to be used as an office / rest area.

When not in use it is protected inside this storage building.

Photo source - Illusion450 (flickr)

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