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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 242

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Below are the 16 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 242 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
OD-ACW
October 1957

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies for use by Middle East Airlines (MEA). Taken on a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1957.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6853 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
OD-ACW
October 1957

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies for use by Middle East Airlines (MEA). Taken on a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1957.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6854 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
OD-ACW
October 1957

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies for use by Middle East Airlines (MEA). Taken on a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1957.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6857 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACW
October 1957

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 19 October 1957 with press and travel representatives boarding on a special flight to Beirut, Lebanon as guests of the airline.

Photo source - Terence Wong-Lane collection

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACW
November 1957

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon in November 1957.

Photo source - Peter R Keating

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACW
June 1959

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies and returned from Kuwait Airways sub-lease. A busy scene at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England circa June 1959 with several weather diversions from London Airport due to thick fog which also included a Central African Airways (CAA) Viscount.

The passengers were transferred by coaches to London and the aircraft were ferried there when the visibility improved.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

7

Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACW
June 1962

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies and returned from Kuwait Airways sub-lease. Taken at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon circa June 1962.

A stunning shot of an immaculate aircraft.

Luckily they put the registration on the nosewheel door.

Photo source - Dennis Ploeger

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACW
December 1962

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies and returned from Kuwait Airways sub-lease. Taken departing from RAF Khormaksar, Aden in December 1962.

Photo source - Ray Deacon

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Kuwait Airways
OD-ACW
July 1963

Sub-leased from Middle East Airlines (MEA), leased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at an unknown location circa July 1963.

Photo Ref V543

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Kuwait Airways
OD-ACW
April 1964

Sub-leased from Middle East Airlines (MEA), leased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at Kuwait City Airport, Kuwait in April 1964.

Photo source - Peter R Keating

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Aloha Airlines
N7410 *
June 1965

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1965 outside the Field Aircraft Services Ltd hangar prior to delivery.

The aicraft behind is a British Eagle Bristol Britannia.

Photo Ref V685

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Aloha Airlines
N7410 *
January 1966

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA 10 January 1966.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Aloha Airlines
N7410 *
August 1966

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at an unknown location in August 1966.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Aloha Airlines
N7410 *
October 1966

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken departing from Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA in October 1966.

Photo source - Douglas Olson via Fernando Mesquita

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Aloha Airlines
N7410 *
October 1967

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken departing from Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA in October 1967.

Photo source - Zortek (flickr)

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Aloha Airlines
N7410 *
October 1969

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA circa October 1969.

It suffered brake failure in June and struck a parked Hawaiian Airlines Douglas DC-9.

It has now been robbed of all useful parts and is in the process of being scrapped.

Photo Ref V1191

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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