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Viscount c/n 321

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Below are the 26 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 321 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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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
November 1957

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in November 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

The two aircraft behind are CX-AQO (C/N 322) and CX-AQP (C/N 323).

Vickers Photo Ref MP7228 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
November 1957

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in November 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7229 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

3

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
December 1957

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in December 1957.

It is being prepared for engine ground runs with a lot of the thermo-plastic coating still in place on the lower fuselage and wings and at least one wingtip not yet installed.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7388 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
January 1958

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1958 ready for another pre-delivery test flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7695 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
January 1958

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1958.

Vickers Photo

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
January 1958

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1958.

Vickers Photo

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
January 1958

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1958.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7703 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
May 1958

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in May 1958 where it was based for crew training before delivery to Uruguay.

It now has extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks installed.

Photo Ref V614

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
June 1964

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay circa June 1964.

Photo source - Frank Hudson

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
April 1972

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1972.

It had returned to the British Aircraft Corporation for an overhaul and re-sparring and is now ready for a test flight.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
April 1972

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1972.

It had returned to the British Aircraft Corporation for an overhaul and re-sparring and is now ready for a test flight.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
April 1972

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 27 April 1972.

Navigator Dave poses for the camera in front of an immaculate Viscount before setting off on the long journey back to Uruguay.

Dave was seconded from British Midland Airways (BMA) as navigator for the various sectors until Friendship International Airport, Baltimore, Maryland, USA was reached.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
May 1972

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 27 May 1972 during its return to Uruguay following an extensive overhaul by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) at their Hurn facility.

Photo source - Mark Piacentini

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
May 1972

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Keflavik Airport, Iceland 27 May 1972 during its return to Uruguay following an extensive overhaul by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) at their Hurn facility.

Dave was seconded from British Midland Airways (BMA) as navigator for the various sectors until Friendship International Airport, Baltimore, Maryland, USA was reached.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
May 1972

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Kangerlussuaq Airport, Søndre Strømfjord, Greenland 28 May 1972 during its return to Uruguay following an extensive overhaul by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) at their Hurn facility.

Dave was seconded from British Midland Airways (BMA) as navigator for the various sectors until Friendship International Airport, Baltimore, Maryland, USA was reached.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
May 1972

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Kangerlussuaq Airport, Søndre Strømfjord, Greenland 28 May 1972 during its return to Uruguay following an extensive overhaul by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) at their Hurn facility.

Dave was seconded from British Midland Airways (BMA) as navigator for the various sectors until Friendship International Airport, Baltimore, Maryland, USA was reached.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
May 1975

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in May 1975.

Note the Uruguayan Air Force flag before the PLUNA title.

Photo source - Nelson Carrera

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN
May 1975

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay circa May 1975.

Note the Uruguayan Air Force flag after the PLUNA title.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

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

Delivered to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA).

A postcard view of the terminal building at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay circa June 1978 with CX-AQN awaiting another departure.

Photo source - Leonardo San Martin Ojeda collection

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Ronald J Clark
N410RC-F
July 1982

Purchased from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa July 1982.

The Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been removed and fitted to other Tucson based Viscounts.

It is still in the basic PLUNA livery with the -F suffix applied for the ferry flights from Uruguay.

Although it appears to be in good condition it never flew again.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

21

Ronald J Clark
N410RC-F
October 1982

Purchased from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1982.

The Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been removed and fitted to other Tucson based Viscounts.

It is still in the basic PLUNA livery with the -F suffix applied for the ferry flights from Uruguay.

Although it appears to be in good condition it never flew again.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

22

Ronald J Clark
N410RC-F
September 1986

Purchased from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in September 1986.

Unserviceable Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been fitted to keep the aircraft stable.

Hardly worth blanking off the air intakes!

Photo source - Martin Hodges

23

Jadepoint USA
N410RC-F
June 1988

Transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa June 1988 in a faded PLUNA livery.

It has now been robbed of other useful parts and unserviceable Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been left on to keep it stable.

Note that the complete tail cone is missing.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

24

Jadepoint USA
N410RC-F
June 1988

Transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa June 1988 in a faded PLUNA livery.

It has now been robbed of other useful parts and unserviceable Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been left on to keep it stable.

Note that the complete tail cone is missing.

The aircraft behind are (left to right) 4X-AVE (C/N 403), tail of N776M (C/N 230) and Sud SE210 Caravelle VI-R N777VV.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

25

Jadepoint USA
N410RC-F
January 1989

Transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in January 1989 in a faded PLUNA livery.

It has now been moved to another area prior to scrapping circa 1990.

Photo source - Geoffrey C Cripps collection

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Jadepoint USA
N410RC-F
March 1989

Transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 5 March 1989 in a faded PLUNA livery.

It has now been moved to another area prior to scrapping circa 1990.

Photo source - David Fox

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