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Viscount c/n 184

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Below are the 23 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 184 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
N906
November 1956

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 30 November 1956 during the long delivery journey to the USA.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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United States Steel Corporation
N906
June 1963

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at Allegheny County Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in June 1963, which was its home base.

Note how well cared for this aircraft is and also the Douglas C-117 (Super DC-3) belonging to the same operator.

The extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Nigel Wemyss via Colville Wemyss

3

United States Steel Corporation
N906
July 1963

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathow), Middlesex, England in July 1963.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo Ref V705

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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United States Steel Corporation
N906
June 1967

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at O'Hare Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA in June 1967.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Michael M McGowen via John F Ciesla

5

Roger Brothers Investments
N906RB
February 1970

Purchased from Gates Aviation Corporation. Taken at Oakland International Airport, California, USA circa February 1970.

It is in the process of being repainted from the later United States Steel Corporation livery.

Photo source - Wim Zwakhals collection

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Texas State Optical Corporation
N906RB
May 1974

Purchased from Roger Brothers Investments. Taken at Oakland International Airport, California, USA in May 1974.

Note the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) exhaust under the tail plane.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Vanpac Carriers Inc
N906RB
August 1976

Purchased from Texas State Optical Corporation. Taken at Oakland International Airport, California, USA in August 1976.

Note the Auxilliary Power Unit (APU) exhaust under the tailplane and the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Vanpac Carriers Inc
N906RB
June 1978

Purchased from Texas State Optical Corporation. Taken at Oakland International Airport, California, USA circa June 1978.

Photo source - The Aviation Photo Company

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Vanpac Carriers Inc
N906RB
June 1978

Purchased from Texas State Optical Corporation. Taken at Oakland International Airport, California, USA circa June 1978.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Vanpac Carriers Inc
N906RB
December 1978

Purchased from Texas State Optical Corporation. Taken at an unknown location in December 1978.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Fred S Brown Enterprises
N906RB
June 1981

Leased from Royal American Airways. Taken at an unknown location in June 1981 in a modified Vanpac Carriers Inc livery with Fred S Brown Enterprises on the nose.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Fred S Brown Enterprises
N906RB
September 1981

Leased from Royal American Airways. Taken at Love Field, Dallas, Texas, USA in September 1981 in a modified Vanpac Carriers Inc livery with Fred S Brown Enterprises on the nose.

Behind is a Royal American Airlines Viscount.

Photo source - Dave Thirlwall collection

13

Go Transportation Inc
N906RB
December 1982

Returned from Fred S Brown Enterprises lease and transferred from Royal American Airways. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA in December 1982.

It still has Genesis titles on it from a music tour that took place in August 1982.

Note that it now has extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks fitted.

For some reason the Auxilliary Power Unit (APU) exhaust under the tailplane has been airbrushed out in the original photo.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

14

Go Transportation Inc
N906RB
August 1983

Returned from Fred S Brown Enterprises lease and transferred from Royal American Airways. Taken at Suffolk County Airport, Westhampton Beach, Long Island, New York, USA in August 1983.

It was being used by the band Police which included lead singer 'Sting' and visited various east coast venues including the Shea Stadium.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

This is a joint-use airfield with USAF Air National Guard (ANG) Lockheed C-130 Hercules in the background.

Photo source - Steve Jacobson

15

Go Transportation Inc
N906RB
October 1983

Returned from Fred S Brown Enterprises lease and transferred from Royal American Airways. Taken at an unknown location circa October 1983 with Australian rock band 'Men At Work' titles applied during their world tour.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and Auxilliary Power Unit (APU) exhaust under the tailplane.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

16

Go Transportation Inc
N906RB
November 1983

Returned from Fred S Brown Enterprises lease and transferred from Royal American Airways. Taken at Cape May County Airport, New Jersey, USA in November 1983 with Australian rock band 'Men At Work' titles applied during their world tour.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and Auxilliary Power Unit (APU) exhaust under the tailplane.

Photo source - Bob Peterson

17

Go Transportation Inc
N906RB
October 1984

Returned from Fred S Brown Enterprises lease and transferred from Royal American Airways. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 12 October 1984 with all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed.

Note the extended range 'slipper' tanks.

Photo source - egcc (flickr)

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Viscount Unlimited Inc
N906RB
January 1989

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA in January 1989 with 'Genesis' titles for a music tour.

Photo source - Mike Axe collection

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Viscount Unlimited Inc
N906RB
February 1992

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 1 February 1992.

The valuable Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been removed.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and extended range 'slipper' tanks.

The Viscount in the left background is N660RC (C/N 229) with the tail of XA-COT (C/N 213) behind and XA-MOS (C/N 334) to the right.

Photo source - Rich Tregear

20

Viscount Unlimited Inc
N906RB
April 1993

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 1 April 1993.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and extended range 'slipper' tanks.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

21

Viscount Unlimited Inc
N906RB
April 1993

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. A view of the partially robbed cockpit taken at Tucson International, Arizona, USA 6 April 1993.

Photo source - Frank Schaefer

22

Viscount Unlimited Inc
N906RB
October 1994

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1994.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and extended range 'slipper' tanks.

Photo source - Nico Baljé

23

Viscount Unlimited Inc
N906RB
October 1995

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 15 October 1995.

Photo source - Michael Bernhard

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