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Viscount c/n 187

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Below are the 31 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 187 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.

1

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VR-HFJ
February 1957

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd for lease to Hong Kong Airways. Taken during a test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1957.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VR-HFJ
February 1957

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd for lease to Hong Kong Airways. Taken during a test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1957.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

3

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VR-HFJ
February 1957

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd for lease to Hong Kong Airways. Taken during a test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1957.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5526 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

4

Hong Kong Airways
VR-HFJ
January 1958

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong in January 1958.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

5

Hong Kong Airways
VR-HFJ
January 1959

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong in January 1959.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

6

Hong Kong Airways
VR-HFJ
July 1959

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong in July 1959 outside the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co hangar during the period it was under repair following its landing accident in April.

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

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

7

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VR-HFJ
February 1957

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd for lease to Hong Kong Airways. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in late February 1957 prior to delivery to Hong Kong.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks. Photo Ref V526

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

8

Malayan Airways
VR-SEE
August 1959

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and transferred from Hong Kong Airways. Taken at Sungai Besi Airport, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya circa August 1959.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Malayan Airways
VR-SEE
September 1959

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and transferred from Hong Kong Airways. Taken at Bayan Lepas Airport, Penang island, Federation of Malaya circa September 1959.

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

Photo source - The Aviation Historian

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Malayan Airways
VR-SEE
June 1960

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and transferred from Hong Kong Airways. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1960.

Does anyone recognise the location?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Malayan Airways
VR-SEE
June 1962

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and transferred from Hong Kong Airways. Taken at Singapore International Airport, Paya Lebar, Singapore circa June 1962.

Note the revised nose colour which is not a weather radar fitment.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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Aden Airways
9M-AMS
September 1963

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and transferred from Malayan Airways. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden circa September 1963, with a temporary delivery registration.

It was soon registered as VR-AAV.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - John Davey

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Aden Airways
9M-AMS
September 1963

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and transferred from Malayan Airways. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden circa September 1963, with a temporary delivery registration.

It was soon registered as VR-AAV.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

In the background there is a BOAC Canadair Argonaut with the No.1 Rolls-Royce Merlin engine removed.

Photo source - John Davey

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Aden Airways
9M-AMS
September 1963

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and transferred from Malayan Airways. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden circa September 1963, with a temporary delivery registration.

It was soon registered as VR-AAV.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

In the foreground is Aden Airways Douglas DC3 VR-AAM, with another behind and a RAF C-47 Dakota in the left background.

Photo source - John Davey

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Aden Airways
VR-AAV
October 1963

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden 1 October 1963 with a British Eagle Bristol Britannia behind.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - John Davey

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Aden Airways
VR-AAV
March 1964

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden in March 1964.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Ray Deacon

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Aden Airways
VR-AAV
June 1964

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Rhodesia circa June 1964 at the Air Rhodesia maintenance facilty having a weather radar system fitted.

Note the complex jig required to make sure that all the new panels and fittings including a forward pressure bulkhead was aligned correctly.

Strangely, Air Rhodesia sent all their Viscounts to Marshall's of Cambridge, England for this modification work.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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Aden Airways
VR-AAV
August 1965

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden circa August 1965.

Note that it now has a weather radar nose fitted.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Aden Airways
VR-AAV
June 1967

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden 30 June 1967 shortly after a terrorist bomb had destroyed it.

Here the military police are taking control of the area.

Photo source - John Irwin

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Aden Airways
VR-AAV
June 1967

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden 30 June 1967 shortly after a terrorist bomb had destroyed it.

Here the military police are taking control of the area.

Photo source - John Irwin

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Aden Airways
VR-AAV
June 1967

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden 30 June 1967 shortly after a terrorist bomb had destroyed it.

Photo source - John Irwin

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Aden Airways
VR-AAV
June 1967

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden 30 June 1967 shortly after a terrorist bomb had destroyed it.

The Aden Airways Douglas DC-3 seems to have escaped from any flying debris damage.

Photo source - John Irwin

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Aden Airways
VR-AAV
July 1967

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden 1 July 1967, the day after a terrorist bomb had destroyed it.

And so life goes on, and things start to return to normal.

Not sure what the passengers thought as they disembarked from the Convair 990.

Photo source - John Irwin

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Aden Airways
VR-AAV
July 1967

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden 1 July 1967, the day after a terrorist bomb had destroyed it.

Here a solitary military policeman stands guard over the burnt out wreckage.

In the foreground is a blown out cabin window.

Photo source - Ronald Davidson

25

Aden Airways
VR-AAV
July 1967

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden 1 July 1967, the day after a terrorist bomb had destroyed it.

The tail section and outer wings were the only parts left intact.

Photo source - Ronald Davidson

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Aden Airways
VR-AAV
July 1967

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden 1 July 1967, the day after a terrorist bomb had destroyed it.

The tail section and outer wings were the only parts left intact.

Photo source - John Irwin

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Aden Airways
VR-AAV
July 1967

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden 1 July 1967, the day after a terrorist bomb had destroyed it.

Photo source - John Irwin

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Aden Airways
VR-AAV
July 1967

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden 1 July 1967, the day after a terrorist bomb had destroyed it.

Photo source - John Irwin

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Aden Airways
VR-AAV
July 1967

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden 1 July 1967, the day after a terrorist bomb had destroyed it.

The tail section and outer wings were the only parts left intact.

Photo source - John Irwin

30

Aden Airways
VR-AAV
July 1967

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden 1 July 1967, the day after a terrorist bomb had destroyed it.

The tail section and outer wings were the only parts left intact.

Photo source - John Irwin

31

Aden Airways
VR-AAV
July 1967

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from 9M-AMS. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden 1 July 1967, the day after a terrorist bomb had destroyed it.

The tail section and outer wings were the only parts left intact.

Photo source - John Irwin

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