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Viscount c/n 189

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Below are the 17 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 189 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-ADG
May 1959

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa May 1959.

It had returned to Vickers for modification work.

Note the Distance Measurement Equipment (DME) aerials hanging down under the starboard wingtip.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Union of Burma Airways
XY-ADG
June 1960

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken at an unknown location in June 1960.

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

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Union of Burma Airways
XY-ADG
July 1960

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken at an unknown location in July 1960.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo Ref V651

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Union of Burma Airways
XY-ADG
September 1971

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken at Rangoon Airport, Burma circa September 1971 in a later livery.

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

Photo source - D Howell collection

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Aviation Hire & Travel Pty Ltd (AT)
ZS-JVY
June 1976

Purchased from Burma Airways Corporation. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Rhodesia in late June 1976 in the ex Burma Airways livery.

It is in the Air Rhodesia maintenance facility undergoing maintenance and a repaint before being leased to Swazi Air.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Swazi Air
ZS-JVY
December 1976

Leased from Aviation Hire & Travel Pty Ltd. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Rhodesia in December 1976.

A very atmospheric night shot.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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Swazi Air
ZS-JVY
June 1977

Leased from Aviation Hire & Travel Pty Ltd. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Rhodesia circa June 1977.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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Swazi Air
ZS-JVY
June 1977

Leased from Aviation Hire & Travel Pty Ltd. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Rhodesia circa June 1977.

This view shows the smart cabin but which has very basic seats and no fold-up tables inherited from the Union of Burma Airways.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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Air Botswana
ZS-JVY
April 1979

Leased from Aviation Hire & Travel Pty Ltd, sub-leased from Swazi Air. Taken at Kariba Airport, Zimbabwe Rhodesia in April 1979.

Photo source - Gerry Hoole

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Air Botswana
A2-ABY
June 1979

Leased from Aviation Hire & Travel Ltd, sub-leased from Swazi Air. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Rhodesia circa June 1979.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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Air Botswana
A2-ABY
July 1979

Leased from Aviation Hire & Travel Ltd sub-leased from Swazi Air. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in July 1979.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Royal Swazi National Airways
3D-ACV
December 1981

Leased from Aviation Hire & Travel Pty Ltd. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Zimbabwe 11 December 1981 in a basic livery.

Photo source - Gerry Hoole

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Aviation Hire & Travel Pty Ltd (AT)
A2-ABY
January 1981

Returned from Swazi Air lease / Air Botswana sub-lease. Taken at Rand Airport, Germiston, Johannesburg, South Africa in January 1981.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Aviation Hire & Travel Pty Ltd (AT)
A2-ABY
January 1981

Returned from Swazi Air lease / Air Botswana sub-lease. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in January 1981.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Royal Swazi National Airways
3D-ACV
May 1982

Leased from Aviation Hire & Travel Pty Ltd. Taken departing from Harare International Airport, Kentucky, Zimbabwe in May 1982, now with a complete livery applied.

Air Malawi BAC One-Eleven 481FW 7Q-YQF is in the background.

Photo source - Gerry Hoole

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Aviation Hire & Travel Pty Ltd (AT)
ZS-JVY
January 1983

Returned from Royal Swazi National Airways lease. Taken at Harare International Airport, Kentucky, Zimbabwe in January 1983.

The future livery for United Air has been marked out on the fuselage but before the painters could get to work it was temporarily put back into service.

Photo source - Gerry Hoole

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United Air
ZS-JVY
June 1984

Purchased from Aviation Hire & Travel Pty Ltd. Taken at an unknown location in June 1984.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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