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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 300

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Below are the 23 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 300 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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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C770
May 1957

Delivered new to Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in May 1957 during the test flying phase.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo Ref V615

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C770
May 1957

Delivered new to Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in May 1957 during the test flying phase.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5993 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C770
May 1957

Delivered new to Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken landing at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in May 1957 after a pre-delivery test flight.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C770
March 1958

Delivered new to Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Manila Airport, Philippines 16 March 1958 gleaming in the hot sun.

Note the air conditioning pipe supplying cool air to the cabin through the lower scoop.

Also note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C770
January 1959

Delivered new to Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Kai Tak International Airport, Hong Kong in January 1959.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C770
January 1960

Delivered new to Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Manila International Airport, Philippines in January 1960.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks now fitted.

Photo source - Barney B Deatrick

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C770
December 1961

Delivered new to Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Manila International Airport, Philippines in December 1961.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C770
August 1965

Delivered new to Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Manila International Airport, Philippines in August 1965 in a later livery.

Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Barney B Deatrick

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C770
August 1965

Delivered new to Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Manila International Airport, Philippines in August 1965 in a later livery.

Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C770
August 1965

Delivered new to Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Manila International Airport, Philippines 29 August 1965 in a later livery.

Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C770
June 1966

Delivered new to Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Kai Tak International Airport, Hong Kong in June 1966.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Falconair Charter AB
PI-C770
April 1967

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland in April 1967 during the delivery to Sweden using its Philippine registration.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNL
May 1967

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany circa May 1967.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNL
June 1967

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken arriving at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in June 1967.

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNL
June 1968

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at an unknown location circa June 1968.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNL
April 1969

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 16 April 1969.

The two cars are a 1964 Volkswagen Beetle and a 1967 Ford Cortina Mark II.

Photo source - Ken Marshall via William Jesse

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Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNL
June 1969

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Bulltofta Airport, Malmö, Sweden circa June 1968 with SE-CNM (C/N 324) in the background.

The airport closed 3 December 1972 with the opening of the new Sturup Airport, which was further away from the city centre.

Photo source - Erik Frikke

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Arlanda Airport Fire Service
SE-CNL
November 1979

Acquired from Skyline Sweden and moved by road from Sturup Airport, Malmö, Sweden for fire practice duty. Taken at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, Sweden in November 1979 with ' Emergency Training ' titles for use by the airport fire service.

Note the support pole at the rear of the fuselage.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Arlanda Airport Fire Service
SE-CNL
March 2000

Acquired from Skyline Sweden and moved by road from Sturup Airport, Malmö, Sweden for fire practice duty. Taken at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, Sweden 11 March 2000 looking in a very sorry state.

Note the support pole at the rear of the fuselage.

Photo source - Ola Carlsson

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Arlanda Airport Fire Service
SE-CNL
April 2005

Acquired from Skyline Sweden and moved by road from Sturup Airport, Malmö, Sweden for fire practice duty. Taken at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, Sweden 21 April 2005 looking in an even worse state.

Photo source - Ola Carlsson

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Arlanda Airport Fire Service
SE-CNL
June 2006

Acquired from Skyline Sweden and moved by road from Sturup Airport, Malmö, Sweden for fire practice duty. Taken at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, Sweden 14 June 2006.

Note the support pole at the rear of the fuselage.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Arlanda Airport Fire Service
SE-CNL
June 2006

Acquired from Skyline Sweden and moved by road from Sturup Airport, Malmö, Sweden for fire practice duty. Taken at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, Sweden 14 June 2006.

Note the support pole at the rear of the fuselage.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Arlanda Airport Fire Service
SE-CNL
March 2011

Acquired from Skyline Sweden and moved by road from Sturup Airport, Malmö, Sweden for fire practice duty. Taken at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, Sweden in March 2011 in a very sorry state.

Sadly, she was broken up for scrap in May 2012.

Note the support pole at the rear of the fuselage.

Photo source - Ola Carlsson

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