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Viscount c/n 237

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Below are the 13 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 237 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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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBU
November 1957

Built new for BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 27 November 1957 in British West Indian Airways (BWIA) livery prior to going on lease to them.

Note the 'Overseas' part of the name.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBU
November 1957

Built new for BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 27 November 1957 in British West Indian Airways (BWIA) livery prior to going on lease to them.

Vickers Photo Ref 6496C

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBU
August 1958

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Coolidge International Airport, Antigua, Leeward Islands, West Indies in August 1958.

Note that the full registration has also been applied to the nose undercarriage doors.

Also note the 'Overseas' part of the name.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBU
August 1958

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Coolidge International Airport, Antigua, Leeward Islands, West Indies in August 1958.

Note that the full registration has also been applied to the nose undercarriage doors.

Also note the 'Overseas' part of the name.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBU
August 1958

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Coolidge International Airport, Antigua, Leeward Islands, West Indies in August 1958 with a company short wheelbase Land Rover in attendance.

Note that the full registration has also been applied to the nose undercarriage doors.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBU
June 1959

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken arriving at Idlewild Airport, New York, USA in June 1959.

Note that the full registration has also been applied to the nose undercarriage doors.

In the bottom right hand corner is a wing tip tank from a Lufthansa Lockheed 1049 Super Constellation or 1649 Starliner.

Note the 'Overseas' part of the name.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBU
October 1963

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken arriving at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa October 1963 for maintenance with Marshall's.

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

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks which would have been useful on the long journey to the UK.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBU
October 1963

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken arriving at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa October 1963 for maintenance with Marshall's.

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

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks which would have been useful on the long journey to the UK.

Also note the 'Overseas' part of the name.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
9Y-TBU
June 1965

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from VP-TBU. Taken at an unknown location in June 1965 with simplified titles.

Note that the full registration has also been applied to the nose undercarriage doors.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
9Y-TBU
June 1966

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from VP-TBU. Taken at Palisadoes Airport, Kingston, Jamaica circa June 1966.

Note that the full registration has also been applied to the nose undercarriage doors.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
9Y-TBU
June 1966

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from VP-TBU. Taken at Palisadoes Airport, Kingston, Jamaica circa June 1966.

Note that the full registration has also been applied to the nose undercarriage doors.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
9Y-TBU
June 1966

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from VP-TBU. Taken at Palisadoes Airport, Kingston, Jamaica circa June 1966.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

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British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
9Y-TBU
June 1966

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from VP-TBU. Taken at Palisadoes Airport, Kingston, Jamaica circa June 1966.

Note the full name of the airline in small letters on the rear fuselage.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

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