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Viscount c/n 320

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Below are the 25 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 320 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

American Airlease
N500T
August 1959

Delivered new to American Airlease. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1959 in Tennessee Gas Transmission Corporation livery.

It is parked in an area on the opposite side of the runway from the factory complex and is getting prepared for engine ground running.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10583 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

American Airlease
N500T
August 1959

Delivered new to American Airlease. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1959 in Tennessee Gas Transmission Corporation livery.

It is parked in an area on the opposite side of the runway from the factory complex and is now starting up the engines for a ground running session.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10584 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

3

American Airlease
N500T
August 1959

Delivered new to American Airlease. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1959 in Tennessee Gas Transmission Corporation livery.

It is parked in an area on the opposite side of the runway from the factory complex and is now starting up the engines for a ground running session.

All four engines are normally started up but only one engine at a time is brought up to takeoff power and only for a maximum of five minutes.

The old motor racing banked track can just be seen in the background.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10585 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

4

American Airlease
N500T
September 1959

Delivered new to American Airlease. Taken during a test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1959 in Tennesse Gas Transmission Corporation livery, prior to going on lease to them.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

5

American Airlease
N500T
September 1959

Delivered new to American Airlease. Taken during a test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1959 in Tennesse Gas Transmission Corporation livery, prior to going on lease to them.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10660 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

6

American Airlease
N500T
September 1959

Delivered new to American Airlease. Taken during a test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1959 in Tennesse Gas Transmission Corporation livery, prior to going on lease to them.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10664 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

7

American Airlease
N500T
September 1959

Delivered new to American Airlease. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 24 September 1959 in Tennessee Gas Transmission Corporation livery shortly before it departed on its delivery journey to the USA.

Photo source - Nigel Wemyss via Colville Wemyss

8

American Airlease
N500T
September 1959

Delivered new to American Airlease. Taken at Bluie West One Airfield, Narsarauq, Southern Greenland circa 25 September 1959 during a refuelling stop on its delivery to the USA prior to starting operations on lease with the Tennessee Gas Transmission Corporation.

Note the U S Air Force pickup truck in the foreground as they controlled the movements at this very remote airfield.

The airfield was constructed in 1941 to allow wartime aircraft to be ferried in relative safety.

Some 10,000 aircraft movements were recorded during the six years of war.

By the time this Viscount arrived things were a lot quieter!

Photo source - Nigel Wemyss via Colville Wemyss

9

Tennessee Gas Transmission Corporation
N500T
September 1961

Leased from American Airlease. Taken at Calgary Airport, Alberta, Canada in September 1961.

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

Photo source - Rod Digney

10

Tenneco Inc
N500T
June 1970

Tennessee Gas Transmission Corporation changed its name to Tenneco Inc. Taken at an unknown location in June 1970.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Gerrit Bouma collection

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Tenneco Inc
N500T
June 1974

Tennessee Gas Transmission Corporation changed its name to Tenneco Inc. Taken at Terrebonne Airport, Houma, Louisiana, USA circa June 1974.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

12

Ray Charles Enterprises Inc
N500TL
February 1977

Purchased from Loving Insurance Agency. Taken at Daugherty Field, Long Beach, California, USA in February 1977.

Photo source - Ellis M Chernoff

13

Ray Charles Enterprises Inc
N500TL
March 1977

Purchased from Loving Insurance Agency. Taken at Daugherty Field, Long Beach, California, USA in March 1977.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

The new registration N923RC has not yet been applied to the aircraft.

Photo source - Frank C Duarte Jr.

14

Ray Charles Enterprises Inc
N923RC *
May 1977

Re-registered from N500TL. N923RC had previously been used on Viscount C/N 201. Taken at La Guardia Airport, New York, USA in May 1977.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

15

Ray Charles Enterprises Inc
N500TL *
May 1977

Re-registered from N500TL. N923RC had previously been used on Viscount C/N 201. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA in May 1977.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Ray Charles Enterprises Inc
N923RC *
December 1977

Re-registered from N500TL. N923RC had previously been used on Viscount C/N 201. Taken at an unknown location circa December 1977.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Ray Charles Enterprises Inc
N923RC *
February 1978

Re-registered from N500TL. N923RC had previously been used on Viscount C/N 201. Taken at Daugherty Field, Long Beach, California, USA 10 February 1978.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

The aircraft behind are (left to right), Lockheed 18, Fairchild C-82A Packet and Convair 240 N596MA.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

18

Ray Charles Enterprises Inc
N923RC *
December 1978

Re-registered from N500TL. N923RC had previously been used on Viscount C/N 201. Taken at Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix, Arizona, USA in December 1978 in a new gold and white livery.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - syoumans07 (flickr)

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Ray Charles Enterprises Inc
N923RC *
September 1980

Re-registered from N500TL. N923RC had previously been used on Viscount C/N 201. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA in September 1980.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

20

Ray Charles Enterprises Inc
N923RC
March 1982

Re-registered from N500TL. N923RC had previously been used on Viscount C/N 201. Taken at Daugherty Field, Long Beach, California, USA in March 1982.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - AirNikon

21

Ray Charles Enterprises Inc
N923RC *
November 1982

Re-registered from N500TL. N923RC had previously been used on Viscount C/N 201. Taken at William P Hobby Airport, Houston, Texas, USA 6 November 1982.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks. (NFB photo)

Photo source - Peter W Davis

22

Ray Charles Enterprises Inc
N923RC *
May 1983

Re-registered from N500TL. N923RC had previously been used on Viscount C/N 201. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA in May 1983.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and that the aerial mast and cable has now been removed.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

23

Go Group Unlimited Inc
N923RC *
December 1985

Remains purchased from Ray Charles Enterprises Inc. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

This fuselage section was cut out and saved by Michael during the scrapping process.

Photo source - Michael J Finegan collection

24

Go Group Unlimited Inc
N923RC *
March 2019

Remains purchased from Ray Charles Enterprises Inc. Taken on display at the SFO Museum, San Francisco International Airport, California, USA in March 2019.

The door had been removed from the aircraft before the Go Group took the remains of the aircraft back to Tucson, Arizona.

Photo source - P M Zuang

25

Go Group Unlimited Inc
N923RC *
March 2019

Remains purchased from Ray Charles Enterprises Inc. Taken on display at the SFO Museum, San Francisco International Airport, California, USA in March 2019.

The door had been removed from the aircraft before the Go Group took the remains of the aircraft back to Tucson, Arizona.

Photo source - P M Zuang

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