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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 339

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Below are the 23 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 339 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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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANOL
June 1959

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Riem Airport, Munich, West Germany in June 1959.

In the background is a Lufthansa Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANOL
March 1960

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa March 1960.

It is in a bare metal condition with titles and logo applied.

The date is a pure guess.

Does anyone remember seeing it and the date?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - J E Brownlow

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANOL
April 1961

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa April 1961.

Britis European Airways (BEA) are providing the ground support with a Karrier Bantam truck and Ford Anglia estate in attendance.

Photo source - Chris Knott (Air Photographic International)

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANOL
January 1964

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in January 1964.

Photo source - Günter Grondstein

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Condor Flugdienst GmbH
D-ANOL
June 1964

Leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in June 1964 with a plain yellow tail.

Photo source - Günter Grondstein

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Condor Flugdienst GmbH
D-ANOL
May 1968

Leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Bremen Airport, West Germany in May 1968, now with a logo on the tail.

Photo source - Werner Fischdick

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Condor Flugdienst GmbH
D-ANOL
June 1968

Leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England in June 1968.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

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Condor Flugdienst GmbH
D-ANOL
July 1968

Leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa July 1968.

Photo source - David Johnstone collection

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Condor Flugdienst GmbH
D-ANOL
July 1968

Leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa July 1968.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWXI
January 1969

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 23 January 1969 still in the Condor lease livery.

Photo source - John Smith

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWXI
January 1969

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 23 January 1969 still in the Condor lease livery.

Photo source - George Stringer

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWXI
February 1969

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in February 1969 outside hangar 35 just after being re-painted in a British Midland Airways (BMA) livery with an Invicta logo on the tail.

Photo source - George Stringer

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWXI
April 1969

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in April 1969 in a British Midland Airways (BMA) livery with an Invicta logo on the tail.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWXI
June 1969

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1969, now in full BMA livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWXI
July 1969

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man circa July 1969.

Photo source - Peter George

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWXI
November 1969

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Son Sant Joan Airport, Palma de Mallorca, Spain in November 1969.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWXI
January 1970

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 22 January 1970 outside the Field Aircraft Services Ltd hangar shortly after its engine fire incident.

Photo source - Stephen Johnson

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWXI
April 1970

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in April 1970.

It was damaged beyond economic repair after an engine fire during the takeoff from Heathrow Airport, London, England 22 January 1970.

Note the badly burnt starboard wing in the area of the No.4 engine nacelle.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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National Dive Centre
G-AWXI
June 2005

Forward fuselage section acquired from Leicestershire Police. Taken at Stoney Cove, Leicestershire, England in June 2005.

The cockpit rests on the top of a mound that leads down to the deeper parts of Stoney Cove.

It's a good place to start if you are interested in wreck exploration.

The cockpit was placed in Stoney Cove as part of a joint rescue services training exercise and is now crewed by some of the larger fish, pike and perch can often be seen keeping watch on the flight deck.

Photo source - Rik Vercoe

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National Dive Centre
G-AWXI
June 2005

Forward fuselage section acquired from Leicestershire Police. Taken submerged at Stoney Cove, Leicestershire, England in June 2005.

Photo source - Rik Vercoe

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National Dive Centre
G-AWXI
May 2008

Forward fuselage section acquired from Leicestershire Police. Taken submerged at Stoney Cove, Leicestershire, England 21 May 2008.

Photo source - Andrew Steel

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National Dive Centre
G-AWXI
June 2008

Forward fuselage section acquired from Leicestershire Police. Taken submerged at Stoney Cove, Leicestershire, England in June 2008.

Photo source - National Diving Centre

23

National Dive Centre
G-AWXI
January 2012

Forward fuselage section acquired from Leicestershire Police. Taken at Stoney Cove, Leicestershire, England 3 January 2012.

Photo source - Matt Yates

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