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Viscount c/n 251

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Below are the 21 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 251 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.

1

Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOI
May 1957

Delivered new to Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 9 May 1957 on the compass swing pad during the test flight phase and before the livery was applied.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAC
January 1958

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in January 1958 prior to being repainted in the full Austrian Airlines livery.

The Commer truck belongs to Dunlop who provided a service crew for the maintenance of wheels, tyres, brakes and the Air Intake Cowling on the Dart engine.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

3

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAC
January 1958

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken departing from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in January 1958 on the short journey to Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England for a repaint in AUA livery by Marshall's.

Note that it is still carrying the registration LN-FOI under the wings.

The nose undercarriage leg retracts a lot quicker than the main legs.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAC
January 1958

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in January 1958 where it was repainted in the full AUA livery by Marshall's.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAC
April 1958

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1958 in front of the Queen's building.

It is now in full AUA livery.

Photo source - Nigel Lemon

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAC
September 1958

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Kranebitten Airport, Innsbruck, Austria circa September 1958.

A Kucera & Vinek photo for AUA

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAC
October 1958

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa October 1958.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAC
October 1959

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland circa October 1959 with BOAC Bristol 175 Britannia 102 G-ANBH taxying behind. Swissair are providing the ground support.

Photo source - Erich Marek

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOI
April 1960

Returned from Austrian Airlines (AUA) lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 8 April 1960.

It had arrived from Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands and departed in the afternoon of the following day to Fornebu Airport, Oslo, Norway.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOI
June 1960

Returned from Austrian Airlines (AUA) lease. Taken at Bulltofta Airport, Malmö, Sweden 21 June 1960.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOI
August 1960

Returned from Austrian Airlines (AUA) lease. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in August 1960 operating one of six flights transporting ships' crews from and to Kristiansand, Norway.

Photo source - Alan Pritchard collection

12

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)
LN-FOI
November 1960

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in November 1960 just prior to delivery after a repaint in full SAS livery with Marshall's.

It seems strange that the full SAS livery was applied for such a short lease period, but perhaps it was intended to be much longer.

In the background is Icelandair Douglas DC-4 TF-RVH which was on lease from Loftleidir Icelandic Airlines.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

13

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)
LN-FOI
December 1960

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Duerne Airport, Antwerp, Belgium circa December 1960.

It seems strange that the full SAS livery was applied for such a short lease period, but perhaps it was intended to be much longer.

Photo source - Gilbert De Herdt

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOI
June 1961

Returned from Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) lease. Taken at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England circa June 1961.

Photo source - Charles Darby

15

Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DOH
March 1968

Purchased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S and named 'Andhra Praddesh'. It was later named 'Mysore'. Taken at Palam Airport, Delhi, India 12 March 1968.

Photo source - Graham Hyslop

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DOH
May 1970

Purchased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S and named 'Andhra Praddesh'. It was later named 'Mysore'. Taken at an unknown location in May 1970 in a later livery.

Photo source - The Aviation Hobby Shop (TAHS)

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DOH
June 1970

Purchased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S and named 'Andhra Praddesh'. It was later named 'Mysore'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1970.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DOH
July 1970

Purchased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S and named 'Andhra Praddesh'. It was later named 'Mysore'. Taken at Kathmandu Airport, Nepal in July 1970.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DOH
March 1971

Purchased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S and named'Andhra Praddesh'. It was later named 'Mysore'. Taken at Kathmandu Airport, Nepal in March 1971.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Huns Air Pvt Ltd
VT-DOH
January 1979

Purchased from Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC). Taken at Santa Cruz Airport, Bombay, India 27 January 1979.

Note the 'SS2' on the nose.

Photo source - Jimmy Wadia

21

Huns Air Pvt Ltd
VT-DOH
September 1979

Purchased from Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC). Taken at Santa Cruz Airport, Bombay, India 19 September 1979 in the maintenance area.

Photo source - Alexandre Avrane

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