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Viscount c/n 236

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Below are the 8 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 236 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.

1

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBT
June 1957

Ordered by BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in June 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

It is painted in a BOAC livery with British West Indian Airways (BWIA) titles prior to going on lease to them.

The aircraft behind is VP-TBU (C/N 237).

Vickers Photo Ref MP9697 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBT
March 1962

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA circa March 1962 with simplified BWIA titles dropping the 'Overseas' part.

The full name is in small letters on the rear fuselage.

Presumably BWIA was an easier name to market.

The extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks were removed before the aircraft entered service.

Photo source - BWIA Back in The Day

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBT
March 1962

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at Grand Cayman Island Airport, West Indies circa March 1962 with simplified BWIA titles dropping the 'Overseas' part.

The full name is in small letters on the rear fuselage.

Presumably BWIA was an easier name to market.

The extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks were removed before the aircraft entered service.

Photo source - David C Black

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBT
June 1964

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at Palisadoes Airport, Kingston, Jamaica circa June 1964 with VP-TBN (C/N 81) facing nose on.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
9Y-TBT
May 1965

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies and re-registered from VP-TBT. Taken at Montego Bay Airport, Jamaica 9 May 1965.

Photo source - Jon Proctor (jonproctor.net)

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
9Y-TBT
March 1969

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies and re-registered from VP-TBT. Taken at an unknown location in March 1969.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
9Y-TBT
June 1969

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies and re-registered from VP-TBT. Taken possibly at Pearls Airport, Grenada circa June 1969 in a later livery.

Photo source - Caz Caswell collection

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Piarco Airport Fire Service
9Y-TBT
June 1976

Transferred from Commerce International for fire training use. Taken at Piarco Airport, Port of Spain, Trinidad circa June 1976.

Photo source - BWIA Back in The Day

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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