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Viscount c/n 239

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Below are the 7 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 239 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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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACT
September 1959

Returned from Kuwait Airways sub-lease. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa September 1959 in the southern maintenance area near the Hunting-Clan hangar.

Photo Ref V578

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Kuwait Airways
OD-ACT
June 1962

Leased from Middle East Airlines (MEA). Taken at Dubai Airport circa June 1962.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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Kuwait Airways
OD-ACT
November 1963

Leased from Middle East Airlines (MEA). Taking advantage of the space available on the 8 Squadron pan at RAF Sharjah 23 November 1963 with a lineup of RAF Hawker Hunter FGA.9 in the background. A torrential rain shower had made the rolled-sand apron at unusable.

Photo source - Ray Deacon

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Kuwait Airways
OD-ACT
November 1963

Leased from Middle East Airlines (MEA). Taken at RAF Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 26 November 1963 and with all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines running it is ready to depart.

Photo source - R W Deacon

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Middle East Airlines (MEA) / Air Liban
OD-ACT
May 1965

Returned from Kuwait Airways lease. Taken at Beirut Airport, Lebanon in May 1965 with Sudan Airways and MEA DH 106 Comets in the background.

Photo source - Tony Fellows via William H Blunt

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Middle East Airlines (MEA) / Air Liban
OD-ACT
May 1965

Returned from Kuwait Airways lease. Taken at Beirut Airport, Lebanon in May 1965 with a Sudan Airways DH 106 Comet 4C in the background.

Photo source - Tony Fellows via William H Blunt

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Middle East Airlines (MEA) / Air Liban
OD-ACT
June 1965

Returned from Kuwait Airways lease. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1965.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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