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Viscount c/n 334

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Below are the 42 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 334 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

Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC)
HK-947X
April 1957

The sale to Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC) named 'Santa Maria' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa April 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

As can be seen on the black board above the aircraft, this was a contract from the Kaysam Investment Corporation of Miami, Florida, USA that failed to materialise.

It was eventually sold to Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA) in February 1958.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

2

Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA)
AN-AKQ
January 1958

Delivered new to Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA) named 'Ruben Dario'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1958 during the Rolls-Royce Dart engine ground running phase.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

3

Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA)
AN-AKQ
January 1958

Delivered new to Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA) named 'Ruben Dario'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1958.

Photo source - Wolfgang Muehlbauer collection

4

Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA)
AN-AKQ
January 1958

Delivered new to Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA) named 'Ruben Dario'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1958.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

5

Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA)
AN-AKQ
January 1958

Delivered new to Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA) named 'Ruben Dario'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1958.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA)
AN-AKQ
January 1958

Delivered new to Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA) named 'Ruben Dario'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1958.

Note the high nose angle to allow it to match the slower speed of the photo aircraft which was usually a de Havilland DH114 Heron.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA)
AN-AKQ
February 1958

Delivered new to Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA) named 'Ruben Dario'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1958 shortly before delivery.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Mrs Marjorie Merriweather Post
N200Q
June 1963

Purchased from Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA) and named 'Merriweather'. Taken at an unknown location in June 1963.

Note that the aircraft is now fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - James R Dunlop

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Mrs Marjorie Merriweather Post
N200Q
June 1964

Purchased from Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA) and named 'Merriweather'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1964 and showing one of the lounge areas.

Photo source - Marshall Massengale‎ collection

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Mrs Marjorie Merriweather Post
N200Q
July 1965

Purchased from Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA) and named 'Merriweather'. Taken at Adirondack Regional Airport, Saranac Lake, New York State, USA circa June 1964 with guests boarding using the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Marshall Massengale‎ collection

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Mrs Marjorie Merriweather Post
N200Q
July 1965

Purchased from Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA) and named 'Merriweather'. Taken at an unknown location and date with Mrs Marjorie Merriweather Post and pooch alighting from her Viscount using the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Marshall Massengale‎ collection

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Mrs Herbert P May
N200Q
July 1967

Purchased from Mrs Marjorie Merriweather Post. Taken at Shannon Airport, County Clare, Ireland 3 July 1967.

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

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

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E-Systems Inc
N200Q
May 1973

Purchased from Mrs Herbert P May. Taken at an unknown location circa May 1973.

It no longer has the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks fitted.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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E-Systems Inc
N200Q
June 1974

Purchased from Mrs Herbert P May. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1974.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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E-Systems Inc
N200Q
August 1975

Purchased from Mrs Herbert P May. Taken at an unknown location in August 1975.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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E-Systems Inc
N200Q
September 1975

Purchased from Mrs Herbert P May. A view of the cockpit interior taken at Majors Field, Greenville, Texas, USA in September 1975 with the mechanic / Co-pilot carrying out a final check of the systems before the departure to Brasil.

Photo source - Claude Eans

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E-Systems Inc
N200Q
September 1975

Purchased from Mrs Herbert P May. A closeup view of the cockpit taken at Majors Field, Greenville, Texas, USA in September 1975 with the mechanic / Co-pilot looking happy after a final check of the systems before the departure to Brasil.

Photo source - Claude Eans

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E-Systems Inc
N200Q
September 1975

Purchased from Mrs Herbert P May. A closeup view of the nose section taken at Majors Field, Greenville, Texas, USA in September 1975 shortly before the departure to Brasil.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the multi-flag display.

Photo source - Claude Eans

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E-Systems Inc
N200Q
September 1975

Purchased from Mrs Herbert P May. Taken at West Palm Beach Airport, Florida USA in September 1975 during a refuelling stop on the way to Brasil via Puerto Rico.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Claude Eans

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E-Systems Inc
N200Q
September 1975

Purchased from Mrs Herbert P May. A view of the rear executive cabin during the flight from West Palm Beach Airport, Florida, USA to San Juan Airport, Puerto Rico.

The original monogrammed dinner service was still being used from the Mrs Marjorie Merriweather Post days.

Photo source - Claude Eans

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E-Systems Inc
N200Q
September 1975

Purchased from Mrs Herbert P May. Taken at San Juan Airport, Puerto Rico in September 1975 on the way to Brasil. As can be seen, all is not well.

During the flight from West Palm Beach, Florida, USA a fuel leak developed in the port wing.

This view shows the engineers trying to assess the work required which was eventually determined as not possible at this location.

The aircraft was subsequently ferried back to the USA after temporary work was carried out to isolate the ruptured fuel bladder tank.

Photo source - Claude Eans

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-BDL
February 1977

Purchased from E-Systems Inc and named 'Tomebamba'. Taken at an unknown location in 1977.

Photo source - The Aviation Hobby Shop (TAHS)

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-BDL
January 1978

Purchased from E-Systems Inc and named 'Tomebamba'. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA in January 1978 in a later livery.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-BDL
June 1978

Purchased from E-Systems Inc and named 'Tomebamba'. Taken at an unknown location in 1978.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Go Group Unlimited Inc
HC-BDL
February 1982

Purchased from Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN). Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in February 1982 being prepared for lease to Aerolineas Republica.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Aerolineas Republica
XA-MOS
March 1982

Leased from Go Group Unlimited and named 'Morcelia'. Taken at Morelia Airport, Mexico circa March 1982.

Photo source - Jesus Siller via Hugo Gutierrez

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Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
October 1982

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1982 shortly after its return from lease.

It has already lost its No.2 and No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

It never flew again, but lasted for another eleven years before it was scrapped!

Photo source - Dave Gilligan

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Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
April 1983

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 8 April 1983.

Although it still looks very smart it never flew again, but lasted for another ten years before it was scrapped!

Photo source - Lewis Grant

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Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
October 1983

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1983.

It still has two Rolls-Royce Dart engines installed after a year in storage which probably means they are life expired and not worth removing.

Photo source - Michael Zoeller

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Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
October 1984

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 15 October 1984.

It never flew again, but lasted for another nine years before it was scrapped!

Photo source - Paul Seymour

31

Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
August 1985

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in August 1985.

Note the missing tail cone and tailplanes.

It now has four engines again, so perhaps it was going to be leased or sold.

The No.2 and No.4 propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Sadly it never flew again and lasted another eight years before it was finally scrapped.

Photo source - AirNikon

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Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
February 1986

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in February 1986.

Note the missing tail cone and tailplanes.

The aircraft behind are N480RC-F (C/N 397), 4X-AVE (C/N 403) and N410RC-F (C/N 321).

Photo source - Barry Ballard

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Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
June 1986

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in June 1986.

Note the missing tail cone and tailplanes.

The No.2 and No.4 propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

34

Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
April 1988

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 8 April 1988.

Photo source - Michael Prophet

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Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
September 1988

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa September 1988.

Note the missing tail cone and tailplanes.

The aircraft on the left is N7458 (C/N 213) and the one on the right is 4X-AVE (C/N 403).

Photo source - Urs Baettig

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Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
February 1992

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 1 February 1992.

The bare metal tail on the left belongs to Viscount N7458 (C/N 213).

Photo source - Rich Tregear

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Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
August 1992

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa August 1992.

The bare metal tail on the left belongs to Viscount N7458 (C/N 213).

Photo source - Jens Polster

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Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
May 1992

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in May 1992.

On the left is N460RC (C/N 117) and on the right N140RA (C/N 191).

I wonder if those highly collectable nose doors were saved?

Photo source - Gerry Rudman

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Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
April 1993

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 6 April 1993.

Note the missing tail cone and tailplanes.

Shortly afterwards it was broken up for scrap but the forward fuselage section lingered on for a few more years in a local scrap yard.

Note the United Air Lines Boeing 727 climbing out.

Photo source - Frank Schaefer

40

Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
June 1993

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Forward fuselage section taken at a commercial scrap yard near Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona, USA 11 June 1993.

The forward fuselage section in the right rear background belongs to N460RC (C/N 117).

Photo source - Des Pike collection

41

Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
October 1993

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Forward fuselage section taken at a commercial scrap yard near Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona, USA 6 October 1993.

The forward fuselage section in the left rear background belongs to N460RC (C/N 117).

Photo source - eLaReF (flickr)

42

Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS
March 1994

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Forward fuselage section taken at a commercial scrap yard near Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona, USA in March 1994.

It made a very brief background appearance in the movie Con Air so was probably still there in 1996.

Cockpit parts from this aircraft appeared occasionally on eBay. Brian R Burrage (Website Co-founder) purchased one of the tiller steering wheels from this source.

Photo source - Bill Blanchard

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