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Viscount c/n 275

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Below are the 14 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 275 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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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THO
September 1960

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '633'. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1960.

Photo source - Bill Poturica

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THO
December 1961

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '633'. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada circa December 1961.

Photo source - Geoff Pyne

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THO
May 1963

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '633'. Taken at Dorval Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 2 May 1963 in the maintenance area.

Photo Ref FRP008

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THO
May 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '633'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in May 1964 a month before the transfer to Air Canada.

A TCA Vickers Vanguard is in the background which has integral front and rear 'airsteps' which were not adopted in the earlier Viscount specification.

Photo source - Nick Wolochatiuk

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Air Canada
CF-THO
June 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '633'. Taken at an unknown airport in Newfoundland, Canada in June 1965 still in its TCA 'white top' livery.

It took several years to repaint the fleet in Air Canada livery.

Photo Ref FRP008

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-THO
September 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '633'. Taken landing at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in September 1965 now repainted in Air Canada livery.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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Air Canada
CF-THO
May 1966

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '633'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa May 1966.

Photo Ref FRP007

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-THO
May 1971

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '633'. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in May 1971.

Photo source - Rod Digney

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Air Canada
CF-THO
May 1972

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '633'. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in May 1972 taxiing out to the runway for a departure to Toronto as flight number AC443.

This is a nice view of the slim No.4 engine nacelle containing a Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engine.

Photo Ref RD-39.

Photo source - Rod Digney

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Air Canada
CF-THO
May 1972

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '633'. Taken after departing from Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in May 1972 on a flight to Toronto as flight number AC443.

This is a nice view of the starboard engines during the climb to cruise altitude.

The camera angle makes it look steeper than it really is.

The large slot at the top is the air exhaust for the engine oil cooler with the intake at the top of the cowling, just behind the propeller.

Photo Ref RD-40.

Photo source - Rod Digney

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Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THO
March 1977

Purchased from Air Canada. The starboard outer wing section is the only remaining part of the aircraft left after it was broken up for scrap circa September 1976. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in March 1977 with CF-THP (C/N 276) in the foreground which lasted intact until 1984.

Does anyone know why this wing section was not scrapped in 1976 along with the rest of the aircraft?

Photo Ref RSG-13B

Photo source - Robert S Grant collection

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Goulet Enterprises
CF-THO
September 1975

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1975.

It is awaiting its turn to be scrapped with CF-THC (C/N 220) on the right and the port outer wing of CF-THX (C/N 306) lying on the ground.

Photo Ref BW-478

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Goulet Enterprises
CF-THO
September 1975

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1975.

It is awaiting its turn to be scrapped.

Photo Ref BW-480

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Goulet Enterprises
CF-THO
July 1987

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. The starboard outer wing, which was the last remaining part of the aircraft taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in July 1987. The aircraft was broken up in September 1975.

Note the fuel dump tube at the top of the photo and a port engine nacelle to the left.

Why was it left here so long?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net.

Photo Ref NN18

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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