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Viscount c/n 245

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Below are the 3 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 245 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-ACX
June 1958

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Beirut Airport, Lebanon circa June 1958.

Note the Cedar tree painted on the weather radar nose cone.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACX
June 1961

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Beirut Airport, Lebanon in June 1961.

Two months later the aircraft was purchased and the lease agreement was terminated.

Note the Cedar tree painted on the weather radar nose cone.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACX
June 1963

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at RAF Sharjah, United Arab Emirates circa June 1963 in a revised livery.

Note the 'Gulf Aviation' logo on the rear of the cheatline.

Both starboard engines are running and as there is no Ground Power Unit (GPU) they may have been kept running during the passenger transfer phase as a battery start of the Rolls-Royce Dart engine is not recommended as the turbine temperature can quickly rise due to the lower start RPM and high ambient temperatures.

Photo source - R Pye via Richard Thompson

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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