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Viscount c/n 188

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Below are the 8 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 188 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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Union of Burma Airways
XY-ADF
June 1957

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken during a test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in June 1957.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10315

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Union of Burma Airways
XY-ADF
July 1957

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 3 July 1957 during the test flight phase.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Union of Burma Airways
XY-ADF
July 1957

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in late July 1957 during the test flight phase.

Note that it is now fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks, ready for the long journey to Burma.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6293 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Union of Burma Airways
XY-ADF
November 1961

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken at Don Muang Airport, Bangkok, Thailand in November 1961.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Union of Burma Airways
XY-ADF
June 1962

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken at Don Muang Airport, Bangkok, Thailand in June 1962.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Union of Burma Airways
XY-ADF
April 1963

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken at Rangoon Airport, Burma in April 1963.

Bruce took this photo from a BOAC de Havilland Comet 4.

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

Photo source - Bruce Williams

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Union of Burma Airways
XY-ADF
June 1968

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken at Don Muang Airport, Bangkok, Thailand in June 1968 in a later livery taxiing past a US Air Force Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter.

A Colourcard Postcard Ref 1/VV8

Photo source - Graham Glover

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Union of Burma Airways
XY-ADF
August 1972

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken at Sittwe Civil Airport, Akyab, Northern Burma 24 August 1972 after running off the side of the runway.

The undercarriage collapsed, curling the propellers and shockoading the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

It was subsequently declared as beyond economic repair.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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