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Viscount c/n 186

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Below are the 20 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 186 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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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VR-HFI
December 1956

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in December 1956 shortly before delivery.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5345 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Hong Kong Airways
VR-HFI
June 1957

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at an unknown location in June 1957.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo Ref V525

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Hong Kong Airways
VR-HFI
September 1957

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken departing from an unknown location circa September 1957.

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Hong Kong Airways
VR-HFI
October 1957

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Kai Tak Airport Hong Kong circa October 1957 outside their facility.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Malayan Airways
9M-ALY
August 1959

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Kuala Lumpur Airport, Federation of Malaya in August 1959 shortly after delivery.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo Ref V580

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Malayan Airways
9M-ALY
August 1960

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Kuala Lumpur Airport, Federation of Malaya circa August 1960.

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

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Malayan Airways
9M-ALY
September 1960

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Kuala Lumpur Airport, Federation of Malaya in September 1960.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Malayan Airways
9M-ALY
June 1961

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Jesselton Airfield, Sabah State, East Malaya circa June 1961.

This airport is now known as Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Photo source - John Alston

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Aden Airways
VR-AAW
April 1964

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden in April 1964.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

In the background is a lineup of RAF Hawker Hunters.

The other Viscount is VP-YNB (C/N 99) which was leased by Aden Airways from Central African Airways (CAA) for a short period.

Photo source - Ray Deacon

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Aden Airways
VR-AAW
March 1965

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden circa March 1965.

Note the revised 'white nose' livery and the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Aden Airways
VR-AAW
June 1965

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Nairobi, Kenya circa June 1965 with two East African Airways de Havilland Comet 4C in the background.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VR-AAW
April 1967

Returned from Aden Airways lease. Taken stored at Wymeswold Airfield, Leicestershire, England 26 April 1967 outside the Field Aircraft Services Ltd facility.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo Ref V264

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VR-AAW
June 1967

Returned from Aden Airways lease. Taken stored at Wymeswold Airfield, Leicestershire, England circa June 1967 outside the Field Aircraft Services Ltd facility.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Keith Till

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VR-AAW
July 1967

Returned from Aden Airways lease. Taken stored at Wymeswold Airfield, Leicestershire, England in July 1967 outside the Field Aircraft Services Ltd facility.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VR-AAW
August 1967

Returned from Aden Airways lease. Taken stored at Wymeswold Airfield, Leicestershire, England 19 August 1967 outside the Field Aircraft Services Ltd facility.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWCV
April 1968

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in April 1968.

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWCV
June 1968

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Staverton Airport, Gloucestershire, England in June 1968.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWCV
July 1968

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa July 1968 with a revised tail livery.

A British Air Services Viscount is taxiing out in the background.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWCV
September 1969

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in September 1969 in a later livery.

Photo source - Paul A Tomlin

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWCV
September 1969

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in September 1969 in a later livery.

Photo source - Dave Jones

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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