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Viscount c/n 247

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Below are the 21 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 247 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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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOM
February 1957

Delivered new to Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1957.

It is parked on the circular compass swing pad which was constructed with concrete without any metal reinforcement so that the compass readings are not affected.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5687. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOM
March 1957

Delivered new to Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken landing at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1957 after a test flight.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOM
June 1957

Delivered new to Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in June 1957.

The aircraft was having work done by Marshall's.

Behind it is an English Electric Canberra and in front is a Vickers Valiant.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOM
June 1957

Delivered new to Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in June 1957.

The aircraft was having work done by Marshall's.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOM
July 1957

Delivered new to Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa July 1957 with BEA Airspeed Ambassador G-ALZN on the left.

BEA operated them as the 'Elizabethan Class'.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOM
December 1957

Delivered new to Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in December 1957.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAE
June 1958

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria circa June 1958.

Photo source - Erich Marek

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAE
May 1959

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1959 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's building.

Taxiing by is Aer Lingus Viscount EI-AJI (C/N 289).

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ARBW
June 1960

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 23 June 1960 shortly after being repainted in full BEA livery.

The aircraft was not named due to the short lease period.

It is strange that this aircraft was painted in the original 'Red Stripe' livery, even though the lease takeup date was after the newer 'Red Square' livery was introduced.

Photo Ref V383

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ARBW
July 1960

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1960.

It is strange that this aircraft was painted in the original 'Red Stripe' livery, even though the lease takeup date was after the newer 'Red Square' livery was introduced.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ARBW
August 1960

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken landing at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in August 1960.

The aircraft was not named due to the short lease period.

It is strange that this aircraft was painted in the original 'Red Stripe' livery, even though the lease takeup date was after the newer 'Red Square' livery was introduced.

Photo Ref N/K

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ARBW
August 1960

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 8 August 1960 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's building.

The aircraft was not named due to the short lease period.

It is strange that this aircraft was painted in the original 'Red Stripe' livery, even though the lease takeup date was after the newer 'Red Square' livery was introduced.

Photo source - Sergei Tsvetkov collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ARBW
September 1960

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa September 1960 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's building.

The aircraft was not named due to the short lease period.

It is strange that this aircraft was painted in the original 'Red Stripe' livery, even though the lease takeup date was after the newer 'Red Square' livery was introduced.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

14

Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOM
February 1961

Returned from British European Airways (BEA) lease. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in early February 1961 after a repaint by BEA in SAS livery.

It is still carrying the UK registration in order to carry out air tests prior to its return to Fred Olsen.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOM
February 1961

Returned from British European Airways (BEA) lease. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in early February 1961 after a repaint by BEA in SAS livery.

It is still carrying the UK registration in order to carry out air tests prior to its return to Fred Olsen.

Photo Ref V606

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOM
February 1961

Returned from British European Airways (BEA) lease. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in early February 1961 after a repaint by BEA in SAS livery.

It is still carrying the UK registration in order to carry out air tests prior to its return to Fred Olsen.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)
LN-FOM
April 1961

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Bulltofta Airport, Malmö, Sweden 30 April 1961.

The registration is hidden behind the rear cabin door.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)
LN-FOM
May 1961

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at an unknown location circa May 1961.

Photo Ref V.627

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)
LN-FOM
June 1961

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1961.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)
LN-FOM
November 1961

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden in November 1961.

The following month it returned to Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S.

Photo source - Rolf Larsson

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DOD
June 1970

Purchased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S and named as 'Madras'. Taken arriving at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa June 1970.

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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