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Viscount c/n 316

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Below are the 49 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 316 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

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
November 1956

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 23 November 1956.

The forward fuselage section is being constructed in Jig 8.

The rear fuselage section can just be seen on the right in Jig 9.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5102.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
December 1956

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in December 1956 with the rear and centre fuselage sections now joined together.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5340.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

3

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
October 1957

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in October 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

The aircraft was being painted up in Continental Airlines livery purely for marketing purposes.

Note the non-standard 'horn balance' rudder.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7111.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

4

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
November 1957

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in November 1957 in the Erecting Shop during undercarriage testing shortly before the first flight.

The aircraft was painted up in Continental Airlines livery purely for marketing purposes.

Note the non-standard 'horn balance' rudder.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

5

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
December 1957

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in early December 1957 during the Rolls-Royce Dart engine ground running phase.

The aircraft was painted up in Continental Airlines livery purely for marketing purposes.

Note the non-standard 'horn balance' rudder and the lack of lettering at the top of the tail.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7271.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

6

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
December 1957

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in early December 1957 during the Rolls-Royce Dart engine ground running phase.

The aircraft was painted up in Continental Airlines livery purely for marketing purposes.

Note the non-standard 'horn balance' rudder and the lack of lettering at the top of the tail.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7272.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

7

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
December 1957

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in early December 1957 during the Rolls-Royce Dart engine ground running phase.

Only one engine is run up to the maximum power at one time and only for a maximum of five minutes.

The aircraft was painted up in Continental Airlines livery purely for marketing purposes.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7273.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

8

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
December 1957

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England 23 December 1957 prior to the first flight.

The aircraft was painted up in Continental Airlines livery purely for marketing purposes.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Also note the non-standard 'horn balance' rudder and the lack of lettering at the top of the tail.

Photo Ref V488

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

9

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
December 1957

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken departing from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England 23 December 1957 on its first flight.

In the background can be seen some of the historic buildings that still survive today as part of the Brooklands Museum, notably the clubhouse domed roof building.

Note the propeller wake vortices created by the damp atmospheric conditions and also the non-standard 'horn balance' rudder.

The aircraft was painted up in Continental Airlines livery purely for marketing purposes but initially without the lettering at the top of the tail.

A Central Press Photo.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7389.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

10

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
December 1957

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Surrey, England 23 December 1957.

It is about to depart on another test flight.

The aircraft was painted up in Continental Airlines livery purely for marketing purposes.

Note the non-standard 'horn balance' rudder.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7390.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

11

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
December 1957

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Surrey, England 23 December 1957.

The aircraft was painted up in Continental Airlines livery purely for marketing purposes.

Note the non-standard 'horn balance' rudder.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7391.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

12

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
February 1958

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in February 1958.

Note the mast above the cockpit which carried equipment to measure the amount of yaw encountered during varying flight conditions.

Photo Ref MP8007.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

13

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
March 1958

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Surrey, England circa March 1958.

The aircraft was painted up in Continental Airlines livery purely for marketing purposes.

It now has the lettering at the top of the tail.

Note the non-standard 'horn balance' rudder.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

14

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
March 1958

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken during a test flight from Brooklands Airfield, Surrey, England circa March 1958 for US certification work.

The aircraft was painted up in Continental Airlines livery purely for marketing purposes.

Note the non-standard 'horn balance' rudder.

Vickers Photo Ref 6519D.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

15

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
March 1958

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken during a test flight from Brooklands Airfield, Surrey, England circa March 1958 for US certification work.

The aircraft was painted up in Continental Airlines livery purely for marketing purposes.

It now has the lettering at the top of the tail.

Note the non-standard 'horn balance' rudder.

Vickers Photo Ref 6519F

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

16

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
March 1958

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken during a test flight from Brooklands Airfield, Surrey, England circa March 1958 for US certification work.

The aircraft was painted up in Continental Airlines livery purely for marketing purposes.

It now has the lettering at the top of the tail.

Note the non-standard 'horn balance' rudder.

Vickers Photo Ref 6519….

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

17

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
March 1958

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken during a test flight from Brooklands Airfield, Surrey, England circa March 1958 for US certification work.

The aircraft was painted up in Continental Airlines livery purely for marketing purposes.

It now has the lettering at the top of the tail.

Note the non-standard 'horn balance' rudder.

Vickers Photo Ref 6519W.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

18

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
April 1958

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1958.

It now has a standard tail and rudder system fitted.

This didn't last long as a Vanguard tail was soon to be fitted for flight trials.

The aircraft on the left is N241V (C/N 355).

Vickers Photo Ref 8178.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
July 1959

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in July 1959 with a Vanguard tail temporarily fitted for flight trials.

Note the water spray rig in front of the tail which was used to induce icing conditions in flight.

Also note the two camera pods with another two on the other side of the rear fuselage.

The aircraft is still painted up in Continental Airlines livery.

On completion of this work the aircraft was converted to V.827 standard and sold to VASP in Brasil in October 1960.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10506.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

20

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
July 1959

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in July 1959.

It has been temporarily fitted with a Vickers Vanguard tail for anti-icing trials.

Note the water spray rig in front of the tail which was used to induce icing conditions in flight and the mast above the cockpit which carried equipment to measure the amount of yaw encountered during varying flight conditions.

The aircraft is still painted up in Continental Airlines livery. On completion of this work the aircraft was converted to V.827 standard and sold to VASP in Brasil in October 1960.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

21

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
July 1959

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in July 1959. It has been temporarily fitted with a Vickers Vanguard tail for anti-icing trials.

Note the water spray rig in front of the tail which was used to induce icing conditions in flight and the mast above the cockpit which measured the amount of yaw encountered during varying flight conditions.

The rear low panel on the fuselage has been removed to allow access to the unpressurised area between the rear fuselage and the tail section.

The aircraft is still painted up in Continental Airlines livery.

On completion of this work the aircraft was converted to V.827 standard and sold to VASP in Brasil in October 1960.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

22

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
July 1959

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in July 1959.

It has been temporarily fitted with a Vickers Vanguard tail for anti-icing trials.

Note the water spray rig in front of the tail which was used to induce icing conditions in flight and the mast above the cockpit which carried equipment to measure the amount of yaw encountered during varying flight conditions.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

23

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
July 1959

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in July 1959.

It has been temporarily fitted with a Vickers Vanguard tail for anti-icing trials.

A closeup of the mast above the cockpit which carried equipment to measure the amount of yaw encountered during varying flight conditions.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

24

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
August 1959

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England performing a very low level flypast in August 1959.

It has been temporarily fitted with a Vickers Vanguard tail for anti-icing trials.

Note the water spray rig in front of the tail which was used to induce icing conditions in flight and the mast above the cockpit which carried equipment to measure the amount of yaw encountered during varying flight conditions.

The aircraft is still painted up in Continental Airlines livery.

On completion of this work the aircraft was converted to V.827 standard and sold to VASP in Brasil in October 1960.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10566.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

25

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV
August 1959

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England performing a very low level flypast in August 1959.

It has been temporarily fitted with a Vickers Vanguard tail for anti-icing trials.

Note the water spray rig in front of the tail which was used to induce icing conditions in flight and the mast above the cockpit which carried equipment to measure the amount of yaw encountered during varying flight conditions.

The tail of G-AMAV (C/N 3) can be seen in the background.

The aircraft is still painted up in Continental Airlines livery.

On completion of this work the aircraft was converted to V.827 standard and sold to VASP in Brasil in October 1960.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10567 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRH
October 1960

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from V.810 to V.827. Taken landing at an unknown location circa October 1960.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRH
October 1960

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from V.810 to V.827. Taken departing from Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 7 October 1960 on the long delivery journey to Brasil.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

28

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRH
May 1975

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from V.810 to V.827. Taken at Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil circa May 1975 in a later livery.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

29

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRH
May 1975

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from V.810 to V.827. Taken at Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil circa May 1975 in a later livery.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Gerrit Bouma collection

30

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRH
June 1975

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from V.810 to V.827. Taken at Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil circa June 1975.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

31

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BIZ
June 1978

Purchased from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Galeão International Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil circa June 1978.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

32

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BIZ
July 1979

Purchased from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Galeão International Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 21 July 1979.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Vito Cedrini

33

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BIZ
July 1979

Purchased from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 25 July 1979.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Alberto Fortner via Carlos Fortner

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BIZ
March 1980

Purchased from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in March 1980.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Al Rodriguez via Fernando Mesquita

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BIZ
June 1986

Purchased from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in June 1986, now with all the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525 engines removed.

The other Viscount is CX-BJA (C/N 400) which was later preserved.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Uruservis SL
CX-BIZ
June 1998

Fuselage moved by road from the Aero Clube Canelones. Taken at a commercial scrap yard near Progreso, Uruguay circa June 1998.

The wings and tail had been crudely hacked off before the fuselage was moved by road from Montevideo to Canelones.

Up until March 1997 it was noted still stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Does anyone know the date it was moved to the Aero Clube Canelones and then to this location?

Photo source - Nicolás Piedad

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Uruservis SL
CX-BIZ
June 1998

Fuselage moved by road from the Aero Clube Canelones. Taken at a commercial scrap yard near Progreso, Uruguay circa June 1998.

The wings and tail had been crudely hacked off before the fuselage was moved by road from Montevideo to Canelones.

Up until March 1997 it was noted still stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Does anyone know the date it was moved to the Aero Clube Canelones and then to this location?

Photo source - Nicolás Piedad

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Uruservis SL
CX-BIZ
June 1998

Fuselage moved by road from the Aero Clube Canelones. Taken at a commercial scrap yard near Progreso, Uruguay circa June 1998.

The wings and tail had been crudely hacked off before the fuselage was moved by road from Montevideo to Canelones.

Up until March 1997 it was noted still stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Does anyone know the date it was moved to the Aero Clube Canelones and then to this location?

Photo source - Nicolás Piedad

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Uruservis SL
CX-BIZ
September 2015

Fuselage moved by road from the Aero Clube Canelones. Taken at a commercial scrap yard next to Highway 5 near Progreso, Uruguay in September 2015.

The wings and tail had been crudely hacked off before the fuselage was moved by road from Montevideo to Canelones.

Up until March 1997 it was noted still stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Photo source - Google Earth

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Uruservis SL
CX-BIZ
January 2020

Fuselage moved by road from the Aero Clube Canelones. Taken at a commercial scrap yard near Progreso, Uruguay 28 January 2020.

The wings and tail had been crudely hacked off before the fuselage was moved by road from Montevideo to Canelones.

Up until March 1997 it was noted still stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Photo source - Tim Levitt

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Uruservis SL
CX-BIZ
January 2020

Fuselage moved by road from the Aero Clube Canelones. Taken at a commercial scrap yard near Progreso, Uruguay 28 January 2020.

The wings and tail had been crudely hacked off before the fuselage was moved by road from Montevideo to Canelones.

Up until March 1997 it was noted still stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Does anyone know the date it was moved to Progeso?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Tim Levitt

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Uruservis SL
CX-BIZ
January 2020

Fuselage moved by road from the Aero Clube Canelones. Taken at a commercial scrap yard near Progreso, Uruguay 28 January 2020.

The wings and tail had been crudely hacked off before the fuselage was moved by road from Montevideo to Canelones.

Up until March 1997 it was noted still stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Photo source - Tim Levitt

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Uruservis SL
CX-BIZ
January 2020

Fuselage moved by road from the Aero Clube Canelones. Taken at a commercial scrap yard near Progreso, Uruguay 28 January 2020.

The wings and tail had been crudely hacked off before the fuselage was moved by road from Montevideo to Canelones.

Interesting control wheels!

Up until March 1997 it was noted still stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Photo source - Tim Levitt

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Uruservis SL
CX-BIZ
January 2020

Fuselage moved by road from the Aero Clube Canelones. Taken at a commercial scrap yard near Progreso, Uruguay 28 January 2020.

The wings and tail had been crudely hacked off before the fuselage was moved by road from Montevideo to Canelones.

Interesting control wheels!

Up until March 1997 it was noted still stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Photo source - Tim Levitt

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Uruservis SL
CX-BIZ
January 2020

Fuselage moved by road from the Aero Clube Canelones. Taken at a commercial scrap yard near Progreso, Uruguay 28 January 2020.

The wings and tail had been crudely hacked off before the fuselage was moved by road from Montevideo to Canelones.

Up until March 1997 it was noted still stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Photo source - Tim Levitt

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Uruservis SL
CX-BIZ
June 2021

Fuselage moved by road from the Aero Clube Canelones. Taken at a commercial scrap yard near Progreso, Uruguay in June 2021.

The wings and tail had been crudely hacked off before the fuselage was moved by road from Montevideo to Canelones.

Eduardo and friends were looking for suitable parts to help them restore CX-BJA (C/N 400).

Photo source - Eduardo Cheker

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Uruservis SL
CX-BIZ
June 2021

Fuselage moved by road from the Aero Clube Canelones. Taken at a commercial scrap yard near Progreso, Uruguay in June 2021.

The wings and tail had been crudely hacked off before the fuselage was moved by road from Montevideo to Canelones.

Eduardo and friends were looking for suitable parts to help them restore CX-BJA (C/N 400).

The cabin store is a bit more organised now.

Photo source - Eduardo Cheker

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Uruservis SL
CX-BIZ
June 2021

Fuselage moved by road from the Aero Clube Canelones. Taken at a commercial scrap yard near Progreso, Uruguay in June 2021.

The wings and tail had been crudely hacked off before the fuselage was moved by road from Montevideo to Canelones.

It still has the interesting control wheels!

Eduardo and friends were looking for suitable parts to help them restore CX-BJA (C/N 400).

Photo source - Eduardo Cheker

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Uruservis SL
CX-BIZ
June 2021

Fuselage moved by road from the Aero Clube Canelones. Taken at a commercial scrap yard near Progreso, Uruguay in June 2021.

The wings and tail had been crudely hacked off before the fuselage was moved by road from Montevideo to Canelones.

Eduardo and friends were looking for suitable parts to help them restore CX-BJA (C/N 400).

Photo source - Eduardo Cheker

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