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Viscount c/n 183

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Below are the 18 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 183 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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United States Steel Corporation
N905
August 1956

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in August 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Note that it does not have a weather radar system or extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Both were fitted in 1959.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Vickers Photo Ref MP4711 (NFB photo).

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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United States Steel Corporation
N905
November 1956

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1956.

This shows the standard airline seating 'mid' section for twelve passengers.

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

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United States Steel Corporation
N905
November 1956

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1956.

This shows the rear lounge section for six passengers.

Both seats were able to convert into beds.

The curved wall leads to the rear door with a washroom on the left.

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

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United States Steel Corporation
N905
November 1956

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1956.

This shows the rear lounge section for six passengers with one side now converted into a bed.

The curved wall leads to the rear door with a washroom shown on the left.

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

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United States Steel Corporation
N905
November 1956

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1956.

This shows one of the three executive sections for four passengers.

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

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United States Steel Corporation
N905
November 1956

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1956.

This shows another of the three executive section for four passengers with a third one at the front nearer the cockpit together with a small galley.

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

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United States Steel Corporation
N905
March 1959

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1959 after the installation of weather radar and a black radome and extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9906 (NFB photo).

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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United States Steel Corporation
N905
April 1959

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken during a test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1959 after the installation of weather radar and a black radome and extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

This is a very unusual shot as it shows the aircraft dumping fuel from the wing jetison nozzle with a whitewashed rear fuselage and tail to help them see how far the fuel was dispersed.

The aircraft is nose high in order to reduce its speed to match the aircraft carrying the photographer.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

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United States Steel Corporation
N905
June 1963

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1963.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks which were no doubt useful during the journey from North America.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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United States Steel Corporation
N905G
July 1968

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at an unknown location in July 1968 in a later livery.

Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Glenn collection

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Nicholas A Arndt
N905
January 1970

Purchased from the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at San Francisco International Airport, California, USA in January 1970.

Photo source - Jay Sherlock

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Walter S Skwarck
N905G
May 1973

Purchased from Holiday Air of America. Taken at Wold–Chamberlain Airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA 28 May 1973.

It was purchased the day before.

Photo source - Michael Bernhard

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Walter S Skwarck
N905G
September 1975

Purchased from Holiday Air of America. Taken at Wold–Chamberlain Airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA in September 1975.

It is still in the previous operator's livery.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Harry Hodge
N905G
May 1976

Repossessed from the John Wesley College. Taken at an unknown location in May 1976.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Harry Hodge
N905G
June 1976

Repossessed from the John Wesley College. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada circa June 1976.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

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Harry Hodge
N905G
May 1977

Repossessed from the John Wesley College. Taken at Burbank Airport, California, USA in May 1977 with N500TL (C/N 201) in the background.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' fitted to both aircraft.

Photo source - Ellis M Chernoff

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Harry Hodge
N905G
August 1977

Repossessed from the John Wesley College. Taken landing at Lindbergh Field, San Diego, California, USA in August 1977.

Photo source - Frank C Duarte Jr.

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-BEM
December 1977

Purchased from Harry Hodge and named 'Huancavilca'. Taken at Mariscal Lamar International Airport, Cuenca, Azuay Province, Ecuador in December 1977 after a naming ceremony.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

It sadly crashed later the same month.

A press cutting photo.

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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