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Viscount c/n 246

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Below are the 21 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 246 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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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
January 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1958 on a pre-delivery test flight.

Note the 'THY' lettering on the nose.

Also note the de Havilland DH114 Heron in the right background, which was used by Vickers for communications between the facilities and also as an air-to-air photography platform.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
January 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1958 on a pre-delivery test flight.

Vickers Photo MP7592 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
January 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1958.

Note the high nose angle to allow it to match the speed of the de Havilland DH114 Heron photo plane.

Vickers Photo MP7595 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
January 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1958.

Note the high nose angle to allow it to match the speed of the de Havilland DH114 Heron photo plane.

Vickers Photo MP7596 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
January 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1958.

A dramatic conclusion to the photo shoot as it banks away from the de Havilland DH114 Heron photo plane.

It would certainly not achieve this angle during its 'normal' operational life.

Vickers Photo MP7598 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
January 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1958 just prior to delivery.

This is a view of the VIP rear cabin area with has two divan beds and a seating area for eight passengers.

A bulkhead separates this area from the main cabin.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
June 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1958.

Photo source - Frank Hudson

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
June 1959

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken at Yeşilköy Airport, Istanbul, Turkey circa June 1959.

A nice view of the port Rolls-Royce Dart engine nacelles and square tipped Rotol propellers.

Photo source - Turk Hava Yollari Retro Café

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
June 1961

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken landing at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria circa June 1961 in the second livery with striped bands added to the tail.

It now has a weather radar system installed, as denoted by the black nose radome.

Photo source - Erich Marek

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
September 1962

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken at Ellinikon Airport, Athens, Greece in September 1962 in front of the domestic terminal in the third livery with multi stripes added to the tail.

In the background is the US military ramp area with Boeing C-97, Douglas C-124 and Lockheed C-130 variants evident.

Photo source - Günter Grondstein

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
January 1963

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in January 1963 in the third livery with multi stripes added to the tail.

Photo source - Jennifer M Gradidge collection

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
June 1965

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken at Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany circa June 1965.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
December 1965

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken at Riem Airport, Munich, West Germany in December 1965.

Photo source - Turk Hava Yollari Retro Café

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
June 1966

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa June 1966.

It had returned to the UK for maintenance with the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC).

Vickers Photo Ref MP30824 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
June 1966

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa June 1966.

It had returned to the UK for maintenance with the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC).

Vickers Photo Ref MP30825 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
July 1966

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa July 1966.

It had returned to the UK for maintenance with the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC).

Vickers Photo Ref MP31008 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
July 1966

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa July 1966.

It had returned to the UK for maintenance with the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC).

Vickers Photo Ref MP31009 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEC
August 1970

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) after conversion from V.754D to V.794D. Taken arriving at Ellinikon Airport, Athens, Greece East Terminal circa August 1970.

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

It was transferred to the Turk Hava Kuvvetleri - Turkish Air Force in March 1972.

Photo source - Jacques Guillem collection

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Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force)
246
August 1976

Transferred from Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in August 1976 while undergoing scheduled maintenance with Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd (ATEL).

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position which probably means that they have just been fitted after overhaul.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force)
246
April 1977

Transferred from Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Riem Airport, Munich, West Germany 15 April 1977 shortly after a thunderstorm.

It was returning to Turkey after scheduled maintenance with Aviation Traders Ltd at Stansted, Essex, England.

Photo source - Stefan Röhrich

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Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force)
246
April 1977

Transferred from Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Riem Airport, Munich, West Germany 15 April 1977 shortly after a thunderstorm.

It was returning to Turkey after scheduled maintenance with Aviation Traders Ltd at Stansted, Essex, England.

Photo source - Stefan Röhrich

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