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Viscount c/n 227

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Below are the 33 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 227 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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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7465 *
March 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '383' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1957 while in storage with other Capital Viscounts N7463 (C/N 225), N7464 (C/N 226) and N7466 (C/N 228).

Also in view are LN-FOH (C/N 250) and LN-FOM (C/N 247) both for Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7465 *
April 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '383' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1957.

Photo Ref N/K

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7465 *
April 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '383' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 25 April 1957.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
N7465 *
January 1958

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '383' was not completed. Taken during a test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1958 after removal of the Capital Airlines livery.

The aircraft is dumping fuel from the starboard wing jettison nozzle with a whitewashed rear fuselage and tail to help them see how far the fuel was dispersed.

There is a nice view of the port wing fuel jettison nozzle on the other Viscount carrying the photographer.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVO
March 1958

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1958.

It is being towed to an area where the engine can be ground run prior to a test flight.

The full TAA livery has not yet been applied for some reason.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVO
March 1958

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd named 'David Lindsay'. Taken landing at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1958 after a test flight.

It is now in the full TAA livery including the name on the nose.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVO
March 1958

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd named 'David Lindsay'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 15 March 1958 prior to its departure on delivery to Australia.

In the background is a KLM Viscount.

Photo source - Frank Hudson

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVO
March 1958

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd named 'David Lindsay'. Taken at Coolangatta Airport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia circa late March 1958.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' being extended but not used by the passengers.

These were inherited from the cancelled Capital Airlines order.

Photo source - David McGrath

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVO
May 1958

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd named 'David Lindsay'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in May 1958.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

These were inherited from the cancelled Capital Airlines order.

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C772
July 1961

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong in July 1961.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C772
May 1967

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in May 1967.

The aircraft has arrived for a repaint in Falconair Charter AB livery before delivery to them.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the Austin A35 saloon car.

The oil drums and wooden beams indicate a section of concrete taxyway under repair.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNK
May 1967

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Dalcross Airport, Inverness, Scotland 17 May 1967.

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

Photo source - Peter Clarke

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNK
July 1967

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken arriving at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 22 July 1967 on its first visit.

Photo source - Jerry Penwarden

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNK
July 1967

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany circa July 1967.

Photo source - Dietrich Eggert collection

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNK
April 1968

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken departing from Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden 16 April 1968.

Photo source - Kjell Nilsson

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNK
June 1968

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 16 June 1968 with Dan-Air providing the ground support.

Clearly the integral front 'airsteps' have long since been removed.

A nice selection of aircraft in the background including a Dan-Air de Havilland Comet, Caledonian Airways Boeing 707, US Coast Guard Naples Fairchild C-123 Provider, Luxair L-1649A Starliner and a Canadian Armed Forces Canadair CL-44 Yukon.

Photo source - Daniel Tanner

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNK
June 1969

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken arriving at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa June 1969.

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

Photo source - Carl Ford

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNK
June 1970

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden in June 1970 in a revised livery with a Linjeflyg Nord 262 taking off in the background.

Photo source - Lars Söderström

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNK
June 1970

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa June 1970.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-CNK
August 1971

Title transferred from Malmö Aero who were part of the same group. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 19 August 1971.

It is undergoing a repaint in Skyline livery at the Vickers third-party maintenance facility.

Vickers Photo Ref MP34010 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-CNK
August 1971

Title transferred from Malmö Aero who were part of the same group. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in late August 1971.

It has just had a repaint in Skyline livery at the Vickers third-party maintenance facility.

Vickers Photo Ref MP40007 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-CNK
August 1971

Title transferred from Malmö Aero who were part of the same group. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in late August 1971.

It has just had a repaint in Skyline livery at the Vickers third-party maintenance facility.

Vickers Photo Ref MP40008 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-CNK
August 1971

Title transferred from Malmö Aero who were part of the same group. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in late August 1971.

It has just had a repaint in Skyline livery at the Vickers third-party maintenance facility.

A view of the cabin before the seats were installed.

It is not know if the cabin was refurbished by Vickers at this visit.

Vickers Photo Ref MP40009 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-CNK
August 1971

Title transferred from Malmö Aero who were part of the same group. Taken arriving back at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in late August 1971 after a test flight.

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

It has just had a repaint in Skyline livery at the Vickers third-party maintenance facility.

Vickers Photo Ref MP40018 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-CNK
August 1971

Title transferred from Malmö Aero who were part of the same group. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in late August 1971.

It has just had a repaint in Skyline livery at the Vickers third-party maintenance facility.

Vickers Photo Ref MP40019 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-CNK
August 1971

Title transferred from Malmö Aero who were part of the same group. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in late August 1971.

It has just had a repaint in Skyline livery at the Vickers third-party maintenance facility.

Vickers Photo Ref MP40021 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-CNK
June 1972

Title transferred from Malmö Aero who were part of the same group. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1972.

Photo source - Gerrit Bouma collection

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-CNK
March 1973

Title transferred from Malmö Aero who were part of the same group. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1973.

The aircraft behind is a Delta Air Transport Douglas DC-6 from Belgium.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-CNK
January 1975

Title transferred from Malmö Aero who were part of the same group. Taken depating from Schoenefeld Airport, Berlin, West Germany 25 January 1975.

Note the plain white tail.

Photo source - Rainer Ness

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-CNK
April 1975

Title transferred from Malmö Aero who were part of the same group. Taken at W A Mozart Airport, Maxglan, Salzburg, Austria circa April 1975.

Note the plain white tail.

Photo Ref V628

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-CNK
June 1975

Title transferred from Malmö Aero who were part of the same group. Taken at W A Mozart Airport, Maxglan, Salzburg, Austria circa June 1975. Note the plain white tail.

The Rolls-Royce Dart engines are about to be started with a man with a fire extinguisher trolley in attendance.

Turbine engine fires were very rare compared to the more volatile fuel used in the earlier piston engine era.

Photo source - Markus Buttinger

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-CNK
April 1977

Title transferred from Malmö Aero who were part of the same group. Taken stored on the grass at Sturup Airport, Malmö, Sweden in April 1977.

It was scrapped in March 1978 except for the forward fuselage.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

33

Malmö Technical Museum
SE-CNK
April 2016

Forward fuselage section donated by Skyline Sweden AB. Taken at Malmö, Sweden 28 April 2016.

There is access to the interior through steps at the rear.

Note the perspex viewing panel in the weather radar nose cone.

Photo source - air-raser (flickr)

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