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Viscount c/n 335

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Below are the 12 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 335 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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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJC
December 1958

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in December 1958 during the flight test phase prior to the fitment of extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

The titles on this side are in Bengali script with Urdu script on the other side.

Photo source - Terry Magee

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJC
December 1958

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1958 prior to the fitment of extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Vickers Photo Ref 6572X

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJC
December 1958

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1958 prior to the fitment of extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJC
December 1958

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1958 prior to the fitment of extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJC
January 1959

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1959 prior to delivery.

The titles on this side are in Urdu script with Bengali script on the other side.

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

Vickers Photo Ref MP9829 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJC
January 1959

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1959 prior to delivery.

The titles on this side are in Bengali script with Urdu script on the other side.

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

Vickers Photo Ref MP9830 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJC
January 1959

Delivered to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England just prior to delivery in January 1959.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJC
February 1959

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Taken at Karachi International Airport, Pakistan in February 1959 during a naming ceremony.

A lineup of VIP dignitaries are awaiting the arrival of the guest of honour who will unveil the aircraft's name behind the 'PIA' curtains.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - John Stroud collection

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJC
February 1959

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Taken at Karachi International Airport, Pakistan in February 1959 during a naming ceremony.

A lineup of VIP dignitaries are now awaiting their chance to fly in this newly delivered aircraft which sadly lasted for only a few months.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJC
February 1959

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Taken at Karachi International Airport, Pakistan in February 1959 during a naming ceremony.

VIP dignitaries are now boarding for their flight in this newly delivered aircraft which sadly lasted for only a few months.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJC
February 1959

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). A stewardess photographed in front of the first PIA Viscount at Karachi International Airport, Pakistan in February 1959 before she boarded to take care of the VIP dignitaries awaiting their first flight.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJC
May 1959

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and now named 'City of Karachi'. Taken at Rawalpindi Airport, Pakistan 20 May 1959 during the recovery operation.

It was damaged beyond repair after overrunning the runway only four months after it was delivered.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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