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Viscount c/n 268

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Below are the 24 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 268 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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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYT
July 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A James Watt'. Taken at Fornebo Airport, Oslo, Norway 1 July 1958.

The ground operations were contracted to Scandinavian Airline System (SAS).

Photo source - Carl J McQuaide collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYT
August 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A James Watt'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 23 August 1958 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - Sergei Tsvetkov collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYT
September 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A James Watt'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in September 1958.

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

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYT
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A James Watt'. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France circa June 1959.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYT
August 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A James Watt'. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France circa August 1959.

Note the Air BP Foden fuel bowser.

Photo source - Norman Leask

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A James Watt'. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa June 1960.

An idyllic scene.

Note the very smart 'ESSO' fuel bowser with 'white-wall' tyres!

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYT
October 1964

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 4 October 1964 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

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

The Ace Freighters Douglas DC-4 G-APEZ in the background was withdrawn from service in July 1966.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYT
June 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 2 June 1965 operating services for BKS Air Transport Ltd.

This was only a short term arrangement. Note the BKS logo on the cheatline where the BEA logo would normally be.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYT
June 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy 15 June 1965.

It has the Maltese Cross and 'The Malta Airlines' titles in the cheatline 'Red Squares' and was operating a service from London to Malta via Rome using Maltese cabin crews.

Photo source - Roger McDonald

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYT
June 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1966.

Note the dual position registration.

Photo source - Phil Newson

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYT
June 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1966.

Photo source - Phil Newson

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYT
June 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands circa June 1967.

Note the dual position registration.

Photo source - Des Brennan via Jez Masterman

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Winner Airways
G-AOYT
May 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken inside the BEA maintenance facility at Heathrow Airport, London, England in May 1969 in Winner livery but without titles and still carrying its UK registration.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Winner Airways
G-AOYT
May 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken outside the BEA maintenance facility at Heathrow Airport, London, England 3 May 1969 in Winner livery but without titles and still carrying its UK registration.

Photo source - Kev Darling collection

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Winner Airways
G-AOYT
May 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken outside the BEA maintenance facility at Heathrow Airport, London, England 3 May 1969 in Winner livery but without titles and still carrying its UK registration.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Winner Airways
G-AOYT
May 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken outside the BEA maintenance facility at Heathrow Airport, London, England in May 1969 in Winner livery but without titles and still carrying its UK registration.

It is now ready to depart on delivery before becoming B-3001 on arrival.

Photo source - Brian R BUrrage collection (gallery 2)

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Winner Airways
B-3001
April 1970

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Bangkok Airport, Thailand 28 April 1970.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Winner Airways
B-3001
November 1971

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Kai Tak International Airport, Hong Kong 4 November 1971 with a Swissair DC-8 in the foreground.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Winner Airways
B-3001
September 1972

Purchased from British Eurepean Airways (BEA). Taken at Songshan Airport, Taipei, Taiwan circa September 1972.

The photo was taken from a Philippine Airlines (PAL) Sud SE-210 Caravelle.

Photo source - Roy Ferris via Steve Ferris

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Mandala Airlines
PK-RVT
October 1977

Leased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) named 'Gandeva'. Taken at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in October 1977.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Mandala Airlines
PK-RVT
June 1978

Leased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) named 'Gandeva'. Taken at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa June 1978.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Mandala Airlines
PK-RVT
December 1982

Leased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) named 'Gandeva'. Taken departing from Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 29 December 1982 with a Bouraq HS748 in the background.

Photo source - Andreas Müller

23

Mandala Airlines
PK-RVT
June 1983

Leased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) named 'Gandeva'. Taken arriving at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa June 1983.

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

The aircraft behind are Bayu Indonesia Air Canadair CL-44 PK-BAZ and then two Merpati Nusantara Airlines Vickers Vanguards.

Photo source - Dominic O'Nions

24

Mandala Airlines
PK-RVT
June 1984

Leased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) named 'Gandeva'. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa June 1984.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

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