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Viscount c/n 244

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Below are the 8 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 244 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
G-APCE
October 1957

A lease to Cyprus Airways named 'Buffavento' was not completed despite the aircaft being fully painted during construction. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 29 October 1957 on a poorly lit production line in the Erecting Shop.

Photo source - Brian Pegden via Peter Marson

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
G-APCE
November 1957

A lease to Cyprus Airways named 'Buffavento' was not completed despite the aircaft being fully painted during construction. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1957 during the ground running phase.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
G-APCE
November 1957

A lease to Cyprus Airways named 'Buffavento' was not completed despite the aircaft being fully painted during construction. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1957 during the ground running phase.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ADE
June 1958

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. A superb night-shot taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1958.

In the background is TCA Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation CF-TEW and BOAC Douglas DC-7C G-AOIE.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ADE
February 1961

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa February 1961 with a Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S Viscount behind.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ADE
June 1961

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1961.

Photo source - Turk Hava Yollari Retro Café

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ADE
June 1962

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Bahrein International Airport, Al Muharraq, Persian Gulf circa June 1962.

Note the black nose denoting that a weather radar has now been installed.

This looks like a special gathering.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Alan Beardmore collection

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ADE
December 1962

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Nicosia Airport, Cyprus in December 1962.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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