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Viscount c/n 318

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Below are the 75 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 318 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

Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T622
January 1958

Delivered new to Compania Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in March 1958 on the fuselage sub-assembly production line.

This is the rear fuselage section, which, according to the board was originally loaded into Jig 9 9 December 1957.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7433 (NFB Photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T622
March 1958

Delivered new to Compania Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in March 1958 on the fuselage main assembly production line.

The front section less the cockpit is being pushed along the rails on a trolley until it meets the skeletal centre section.

The blackboard gives a target date of 17 April 1958.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8165 (NFB Photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

3

Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T622
November 1958

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in November 1958.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

4

Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T622
November 1958

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in November 1958.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9406 (NFB Photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

5

Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T622
November 1958

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in November 1958.

Photo source - Julio Infante collection

6

Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T622
November 1958

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in November 1958.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9409 (NFB Photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

7

Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T622
November 1958

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in November 1958.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

8

Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T622
March 1959

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England circa March 1959.

It first flew in November 1958 but for some reason wasn't delivered until August 1959.

In the background is Vickers V.700 prototype G-AMAV (C/N 3).

Note the pre-war cars in the foreground.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

9

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
March 1962

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. and named 'John Murray'. Taken at Rancho-Boyeros Airport, Havana, Cuba in March 1962 still in the basic Cubana livery, with the Australian registration applied, shortly before it left on the long journey to Australia.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

10

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
October 1965

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. and named 'John Murray'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in October 1965.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

11

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
November 1965

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. and named 'John Murray'. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia circa November 1965.

Note the smart Volkswagon Combi belonging to Amalgamated Wireless Australasia Limited Inc (AWA) in N.S.W.

AWA were, at the time, the only company licensed by the Dept of Civil Aviation to carry out aircraft radio repair work across the whole of Australia.

Photo source - Simon Barnfield

12

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
February 1966

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. and named 'John Murray'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia circa February 1966 and about to depart from the TAA terminal area.

Note one of the last distinctive brickworks chimney in the background.

Photo source - David A Carter

13

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
March 1966

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. and named 'John Murray'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in March 1966.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

14

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
April 1966

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. and named 'John Murray'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in April 1966.

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

15

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
April 1967

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. and named 'John Murray'. Taken at Coolangatta Airport, Queensland, Australia in April 1967.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

16

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
April 1968

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. and named 'John Murray'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in April 1968.

Photo source - Robert N Smith collection

17

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
July 1968

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. and named 'John Murray'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in July 1968.

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

18

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
January 1970

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. and named 'John Murray'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in January 1970.

Photo source - Robert N Smith collection

19

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
February 1970

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. and named 'John Murray'. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa February 1970 with the No.4 engine removed.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

20

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
April 1970

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. and named 'John Murray'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in April 1970.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

21

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
June 1970

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. and named 'John Murray'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in June 1970.

All the useful parts have now been removed and the remains await disposal.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

22

Australian Aircraft Restoration Group (AARG)
VH-TVR *
February 1971

Donated by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3 February 1971 with all the TAA titles and logos painted out.

The aircraft behind is VH-RMO (C/N 97).

Photo source - Daniel Tanner

23

Australian Aircraft Restoration Group (AARG)
VH-TVR *
June 1972

Donated by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa June 1972.

The lack of engines has changed the centre of gravity with obvious consequences.

Note the 'AARG' Australian Aviation Research Group markings.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

24

Australian Aircraft Restoration Group (AARG)
VH-TVR *
July 1973

Donated by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in July 1973, now with the tail removed.

Note the 'AARG' Australian Aviation Research Group markings.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

25

Australian Aircraft Restoration Group (AARG)
VH-TVR *
July 1973

Donated by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in July 1973.

Note the 'AARG' Australian Aviation Research Group markings.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

26

Australian Aircraft Restoration Group (AARG)
VH-TVR *
August 1976

Donated by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2 August 1976.

Note the 'AARG' Australian Aviation Research Group markings.

Photo source - Daniel Tanner

27

Wobbies World Amusement Park
VH-TVR *
March 1979

Donated to the Australian National Aviation Museum (formerly known as the Moorabbin Air Museum) by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Nunawading, Victoria, Australia in March 1979.

The aircraft was transferred on loan to Wobbies World Amusement Park with 'Wobbies Airlines' titles due to space limitations at the Moorabbin museum site.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

28

Wobbies World Amusement Park
VH-TVR *
September 1982

Donated to the Australian National Aviation Museum (formerly known as the Moorabbin Air Museum) by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Nunawading, Victoria, Australia in September 1982.

The aircraft was transferred on loan to Wobbies World Amusement Park with 'Wobbies Airlines' titles due to space limitations at the Moorabbin museum site.

Photo source - Peter T Lea

29

Wobbies World Amusement Park
VH-TVR *
October 1989

Donated to the Australian National Aviation Museum (formerly known as the Moorabbin Air Museum) by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Nunawading, Victoria, Australia in October 1989.

The aircraft was transferred on loan to Wobbies World Amusement Park with 'Wobbies Airlines' titles due to space limitations at the Moorabbin museum site.

Photo source - Mike Cornwall

30

Wobbies World Amusement Park
VH-TVR *
October 1989

Donated to the Australian National Aviation Museum (formerly known as the Moorabbin Air Museum) by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Nunawading, Victoria, Australia in October 1989.

The aircraft was transferred on loan to Wobbies World Amusement Park with 'Wobbies Airlines' titles due to space limitations at the Moorabbin museum site.

Photo source - Mike Cornwall

31

Wobbies World Amusement Park
VH-TVR *
October 1989

Donated to the Australian National Aviation Museum (formerly known as the Moorabbin Air Museum) by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Nunawading, Victoria, Australia in October 1989.

The aircraft was transferred on loan to Wobbies World Amusement Park with 'Wobbies Airlines' titles due to space limitations at the Moorabbin museum site.

Photo source - Mike Cornwall

32

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
February 1996

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Nunawading, Victoria 19 February 1996 during the transfer to the Australian National Aviation Museum at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Photo source - Roland Jahne

33

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
February 1996

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken during the transfer from Nunawading, Victoria to the Australian National Aviation Museum at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 19 February 1996.

Note that the Viscount is providing the pivotal link between the tractor unit and the trailer.

Photo source - Keith Gaff via Greg Thom

34

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
March 1996

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa March 1996 with the starboard inner wing being refitted.

Photo source - Ashley Briggs

35

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
April 1998

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1 April 1998.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Eric Cieslar

36

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
April 2001

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in April 2001.

Photo source - Eric Cieslar

37

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
October 2001

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 8 October 2001 during 'Wings 2001'.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Tony Mollica

38

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
October 2001

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 8 October 2001 during 'Wings 2001'.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Tony Mollica

39

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
October 2001

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 8 October 2001 during 'Wings 2001'.

Photo source - Tony Mollica

40

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
October 2001

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 8 October 2001 during 'Wings 2001'.

This view shows the registration VH-TVP under the port wing.

This was because the original wing was removed by TAA to allow them to repair VH-TVP (C/N 433).

Photo source - Tony Mollica

41

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
October 2001

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 8 October 2001 during 'Wings 2001'.

This view shows the damaged port wing which came from VH-TVP (C/N 433) after a ramp vehicle collided with it 28 August 1970.

Photo source - Tony Mollica

42

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
October 2001

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 8 October 2001 during 'Wings 2001'.

Photo source - Tony Mollica

43

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
October 2001

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 8 October 2001 during 'Wings 2001'.

Photo source - Tony Mollica

44

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
December 2002

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1 December 2002.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Walodymir Nelowkin

45

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
June 2006

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in June 2006.

The white rudderless tail on the right belongs to ex Air Express Bristol 170 Freighter Mark 31M VH-ADL which arrived at the museum in July 2004.

Photo source - Kavinda Weerasekera

46

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
February 2003

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 12 February 2003.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Joe Barr

47

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
August 2006

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in August 2006.

Photo source - Grahame Higgs collection

48

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
January 2007

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 31 January 2007.

The starboard side of the aircraft has recently been repainted.

Photo source - George Canciani

49

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
March 2007

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 21 March 2007.

The starboard side of the aircraft has recently been repainted.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Ray Barber

50

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
January 2008

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3 January 2008.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Andrei Bezmylov

51

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
August 2008

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in August 2008.

The aircraft on the left is a de Havilland Heron.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Merv Crowe collection

52

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
August 2008

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in August 2008.

The aircraft tail on the right belongs to a Bristol 170 Freighter.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Merv Crowe collection

53

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
June 2010

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3 June 2010.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Ray Plekker

54

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
June 2010

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3 June 2010.

A view of the underside of the starboard wing showing the unusual place for the airline name adopted by TAA.

Photo source - Ray Plekker

55

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
June 2010

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3 June 2010.

Photo source - Ray Plekker

56

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
March 2012

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 27 March 2012.

Photo source - Arnold Rogers

57

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
March 2012

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 27 March 2012.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Arnold Rogers

58

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
August 2013

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 13 August 2013.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Niklas Ahman

59

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
October 2013

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 5 October 2013.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Brenden

60

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
February 2015

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 12 February 2015.

A lot of work has been done to the cabin area.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Peter Ranson

61

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
February 2015

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 12 February 2015.

Photo source - Peter Ranson

62

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
February 2015

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 12 February 2015 showing the starboard Rolls-Royce Dart engine nacelles.

Note that the No.4 propeller is in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Peter Ranson

63

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
February 2015

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 12 February 2015.

A view of the nicely restored cabin utlising a set of seats from a British Aerospace BAe 146.

Photo source - Peter Ranson

64

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
March 2015

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 18 March 2015.

A view of the cockpit which has a full set of analogue instruments and a couple of more modern additions.

Photo source - John Richard Thomson

65

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
June 2015

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in June 2015.

A view of the nicely restored cabin utlising a set of seats from a British Aerospace BAe 146.

Photo source - Ross Gridley

66

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
July 2015

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 30 July 2015.

A view of the cockpit which has now come to life thanks to the hard work of museum member Ross Gridley who is pressing the circuit/lamp test button.

The array of warning lights relate to the fire warning systems for each of the Rolls-Royce Dart engines as well as other warning lights such as the propeller pitch control.

The three green lights at the bottom on the Captain's side show that the undercarriage is down and locked, which is just as well!

This indicator was common on a lot of pre-war aircraft, so Vickers saw no reason not to use it.

Keep up the good workm guys, and send us some more photos!

Photo source - Ewan McArthur

67

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
August 2015

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 16 August 2015.

A night time view of the cockpit which has now come to life thanks to the hard work of museum member Ross Gridley.

The array of warning lights relate to the fire warning systems for each of the Rolls-Royce Dart engines as well as other warning lights such as the propeller pitch control.

The three green lights at the bottom on the Captain's side show that the undercarriage is down and locked, which is just as well!

This indicator was common on a lot of pre-war aircraft, so Vickers saw no reason not to use it.

Photo source - Ewan McArthur

68

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
August 2015

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 26 August 2015.

Note that the No.2 propeller is in the 'feathered' position.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Ron Carter

69

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
December 2015

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 5 December 2015.

A view of the port wing from the cabin.

Note the silver speed tape being used to seal up the panel joints.

The wing with the missing aileron belongs to Air Express Bristol 170 Freighter Mk.31 VH-ADL.

Photo source - Ron Carter

70

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
December 2015

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 5 December 2015.

A nice view of the well preserved and complete cockpit.

Photo source - Ron Carter

71

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
March 2017

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2 March 2017.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Andy Vass

72

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
January 2018

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 12 January 2018.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Merv Crowe collection

73

Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
January 2018

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 12 January 2018.

The aircraft is located less than 100 metres from the Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) navigation aid and there are concerns the radiation pattern of the beacon may be affected by the high vertical stabiliser.

To avoid the risk to aircraft navigation and safety during instrument approaches the decision was made to leave the fin and tailplanes in storage until the aircraft can be relocated.

Photo source - Merv Crowe collection

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Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
January 2018

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 12 January 2018.

A nice view of the well preserved and complete cockpit.

Photo source - Merv Crowe collection

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Australian National Aviation Museum
VH-TVR *
January 2018

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 12 January 2018.

A view of the cabin utlising a set of seats from a British Aerospace BAe 146.

Photo source - Merv Crowe collection

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