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Viscount c/n 252

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Below are the 13 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 252 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-FOK
July 1957

Delivered new to Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in July 1957 during the engine ground running phase, before the livery was applied.

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOK
August 1957

Delivered new to Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at an unknown location circa August 1957.

Photo source - Rob Mulder

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOK
September 1957

Delivered new to Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken landing at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in September 1957.

Photo source - Jim Wylde

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAD
January 1958

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken landing at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in January 1958 for a repaint in full AUA livery by Marshall's.

It looks like the idea of just putting the Austrian national colours on the tail was not acceptable to AUA, hence the full repaint requirement.

Unlike OE-LAC (C/N 251), this aircraft has the correct registration under the wing.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAD
January 1958

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken arriving at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in January 1958 for a repaint in full AUA livery by Marshall's.

It looks like the idea of just putting the Austrian national colours on the tail was not acceptable to AUA, hence the full repaint requirement.

Note the RAF English Electric Canberra in the background.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAD
March 1958

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in March 1958 after a repaint in full AUA livery by Marshall's.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAD
June 1958

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1958 with a Lufthansa Convair in the background.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAD
June 1959

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken arriving at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1959 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOK
April 1960

Returned from Austrian Airlines (AUA) lease. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1960 with the Norwegian registration applied to the AUA livery.

It was ferried to Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England for a repaint in Fred Olsen livery.

Photo Ref V248

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOK
April 1960

Returned from Austrian Airlines (AUA) lease. Taken arriving at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in April 1960 for a repaint in Fred Olsen livery.

The aircraft in the background is a Royal Air Force Vickers Valiant B Mark 1 which is parked in front of the noise reduction grassy mound used when ground running engines.

Note the partially painted out Austrian Airlines titles.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOK
June 1961

Returned from Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) lease. Taken at Fornebu Airport, Oslo, Norway circa June 1961.

Photo source - Leonardo Pin collection

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOK
July 1961

Returned from Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) lease. Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands circa July 1961 with a J C Bamford Ltd de Havilland Dove in the background.

JCB became the generic name for an excavator.

Photo source - Wim Zwakhals collection

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Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOK
September 1961

Returned from Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) lease. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in September 1961 outside the very distinctive terminal building which is now part of a hotel complex with preserved aircraft on this same ramp.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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