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Viscount c/n 192

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Below are the 12 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 192 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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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DIO
July 1957

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named 'Madhya Pradesh'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in July 1957 during the ground running phase prior to its first flight.

Note the English titles on this side of the fuselage, with Hindi script on the starboard side.

It was originally allocated the registration VT-DIE but presumably someone felt that this was inappropriate.

Sadly, it didn't prevent it from crashing in 1963.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DIO
July 1957

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named 'Madhya Pradesh'. Taken during its first test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 30 July 1957.

Note the English titles on this side of the fuselage, with Hindi script on the starboard side.

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DIO
July 1957

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named 'Madhya Pradesh'. Taken during its first test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 30 July 1957.

Note the Hindi script on this side of the fuselage, with English titles on the port side.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DIO
July 1957

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named 'Madhya Pradesh'. Taken during its first test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 30 July 1957.

Note the Hindi script on this side of the fuselage, with English titles on the port side.

Photo source - Wolfgang Muehlbauer collection

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DIO
August 1957

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named 'Madhya Pradesh'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in August 1957.

Note the Hindi script on this side of the fuselage, with English titles on the port side.

Photo Ref N/K

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DIO
August 1957

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named 'Madhya Pradesh'. Taken landing at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 15 August 1957 from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

The aircraft was then formerly handed over to Mrs Pandit, Indian High Commissioner to London.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6483 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DIO
August 1957

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named 'Madhya Pradesh'. Taken arriving at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 15 August 1957 from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

The aircraft was then formerly handed over to Mrs Pandit, Indian High Commissioner to London.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6484 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DIO
August 1957

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named 'Madhya Pradesh'. Taken arriving at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 15 August 1957 from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

The aircraft was then formerly handed over to Mrs Pandit, Indian High Commissioner to London.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6485 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DIO
August 1957

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named 'Madhya Pradesh'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 15 August 1957 during the handover ceremony.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6490 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DIO
August 1957

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named 'Madhya Pradesh'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in late August 1957 during a period of crew training.

Note the Hindi script on this side of the fuselage, with English titles on the port side.

Photo source - The Aviation Photo Company

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DIO
August 1957

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named 'Madhya Pradesh'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in late August 1957 during a period of crew training.

Note the Hindi script on this side of the fuselage, with English titles on the port side.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DIO
August 1957

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named 'Madhya Pradesh'. Taken at Safdarjung Airport, Delhi, India 18 August 1957 just after its arrival on delivery.

British Information Services Delhi Photo Ref GOV 9579

Photo source - The National Archive (Kew)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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