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Viscount c/n 190

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Below are the 21 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 190 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-ADH
October 1957

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in October 1957 prior to delivery.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and engine intake covers.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Kuwait Airways
G-APZN
September 1962

Sub-leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Dubai Airport, Persian Gulf in September 1962 after the inaugural service from Kuwait City.

Note the later national flag which was introduced in 1961.

Photo source - Barry Jackson collection

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
XY-ADH
April 1963

Leased from Union of Burma Airways. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France 3 April 1963.

Photo source - Peter Frei

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Middle East Airlines (MEA) / Air Liban
XY-ADH
November 1963

Middle East Airlines (MEA) merged with Air Liban with their titles added to the MEA livery. Taken at Bahrein International Airport, Al Muharraq, Persian Gulf in November 1963.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Middle East Airlines (MEA) / Air Liban
XY-ADH
December 1963

Middle East Airlines (MEA) merged with Air Liban with their titles added to the MEA livery. Taken at Bahrein International Airport, Al Muharraq, Persian Gulf circa December 1963.

Photo source - Ray Deacon

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Middle East Airlines (MEA) / Air Liban
XY-ADH
February 1964

Middle East Airlines (MEA) merged with Air Liban with their titles added to the MEA livery. Taken at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon circa February 1964.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Burma Airways Corporation
XY-ADH
June 1974

Name changed from Union of Burma Airways. Taken at Rangoon Airport, Burma circa June 1974 with a UBA Fokker F27 Friendship behind.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Pearl Air
9Q-CRH
May 1976

Purchased from the Burma Airways Corporation. Taken at Moi Airport, Mombasa, Kenya in May 1976.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks. The aircraft behind is a Piaggio P-149 trainer.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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International Air Charter
9Q-CRH
May 1977

Purchased from Pearl Air. Taken arriving at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in May 1977 from Jersey Airport, Channel Islands as part of its journey from Moi Airport, Mombasa , Kenya.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Nick W (flickr)

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International Air Charter
9Q-CRH
May 1977

Purchased from Pearl Air. Taken at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in May 1977 outside the Westcountry Aircraft Services maintenance facility.

It had recently arrived from Mombasa, Kenya, via Brindisi, Italy and Jersey, Channel Islands.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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International Air Charter
9Q-CRH
May 1977

Purchased from Pearl Air. Taken at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in May 1977 outside the Westcountry Aircraft Services maintenance facility.

It had recently arrived from Mombasa, Kenya, via Brindisi, Italy and Jersey, Channel Islands.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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International Air Charter
9Q-CRH
May 1977

Purchased from Pearl Air. Taken at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in May 1977 outside the Westcountry Aircraft Services maintenance facility.

It had recently arrived from Mombasa, Kenya, via Brindisi, Italy and Jersey, Channel Islands.

A nice view of the starboard extended range 'slipper' fuel tank.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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International Air Charter
9Q-CRH
May 1977

Purchased from Pearl Air. Taken at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in May 1977 outside the Westcountry Aircraft Services maintenance facility.

It had recently arrived from Mombasa, Kenya, via Brindisi, Italy and Jersey, Channel Islands.

Note the previous registration XY-ADH still visible under the port wing.

The recessed landing light just visible was hinged and was motored down when required.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Intra Airways
G-APZN
February 1978

Title transferred from subsidiary company International Air Charter Ltd. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England 23 February 1978 near the Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd hangar.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

The Zaire registration 9Q-CRH has been crudely painted over.

The UK registration was not re-applied.

Flying in the background is a military Westland Wessex.

Photo source - Chris England

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Intra Airways
G-APZN
July 1978

Title transferred from their subsidiary International Air Charter Ltd. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England 19 July 1978 near the Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd hangar, now with the tail removed.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

The Zaire registration 9Q-CRH has been crudely painted over.

The UK registration was not re-applied.

Photo source - Chris England

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Intra Airways
G-APZN
August 1978

Title transferred from their subsidiary International Air Charter Ltd. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in August 1978 near the Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd hangar.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

The Zaire registration 9Q-CRH has been crudely painted over.

The UK registration was not re-applied.

Photo source - Martin Stephen

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Intra Airways
G-APZN
February 1979

Title transferred from their subsidiary International Air Charter Ltd. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in February 1979 near the Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd hangar with the tail now refitted.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

The Zaire registration 9Q-CRH has been crudely painted over.

The UK registration G-APZN was not re-applied.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

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Intra Airways
G-APZN
April 1979

Title transferred from their subsidiary International Air Charter Ltd. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England 21 April 1979 near the Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd hangar.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

The Zaire registration 9Q-CRH has been crudely painted over.

The UK registration was not re-applied.

Photo source - Steve Darke

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Intra Airways
G-APZN
June 1979

Title transferred from their subsidiary International Air Charter Ltd. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in June 1979 with the Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd hangar in the background.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

The Zaire registration 9Q-CRH has been crudely painted over.

The UK registration was not re-applied.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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Intra Airways
G-APZN
June 1979

Title transferred from their subsidiary International Air Charter Ltd. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in June 1979 near the Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd hangar.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

The Zaire registration 9Q-CRH has been crudely painted over.

The UK registration was not re-applied.

Photo source - Carl Ford

21

Southern International Air Transport Ltd
XY-ADH
July 1979

Purchased from Intra Airways. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England 15 July 1979 the day after arriving from Exeter.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

The Zaire registration 9Q-CRH has been crudely painted over but it now carries the Burmese registration necessary for the ferry flight from Exeter.

The UK registration G-APZN was never re-applied.

Photo source - Ian Haskell

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