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Viscount c/n 331

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Below are the 5 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 331 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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Iraqi Airways
YI-ACU
April 1957

Delivered new to Iraqi Airways named ‘Ibn Turaik’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind is a V.745D for Capital Airlines. Note the plastic coating protecting most of the aluminium skin areas.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Iraqi Airways
YI-ACU
November 1957

Delivered new to Iraqi Airways named ‘Ibn Turaik’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1957, prior to delivery.

Note the Kingdom of Iraq flag on the tail.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Iraqi Airways
YI-ACU
October 1958

Delivered new to Iraqi Airways named ‘Ibn Turaik’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1958.

It had returned to Vickers for modification work.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Iraqi Airways
YI-ACU
June 1959

Delivered new to Iraqi Airways named ‘Ibn Turaik’. Taken at Baghdad Airport, Iraq in June 1959.

Note the Republic of Iraq flag on the tail.

Photo Ref V528

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Iraqi Airways
YI-ACU
August 1959

Delivered new to Iraqi Airways named ‘Ibn Turaik’. Taken at Ruzyne Airport, Prague, Czechoslovakia in August 1959.

Note the Republic of Iraq flag on the tail.

Photo source - Mila Daniel

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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