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Viscount c/n 342

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Below are the 60 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 342 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

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUR
April 1959

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at a very wet London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 20 April 1959 on a stand in front of the Queen's building with a BEA Viscount and the Hunting-Clan maintenance hangar in the background.

Photo source - Jerry Hughes collection

2

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUR
June 1959

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken landing at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria circa June 1959.

Photo source - Erich Marek

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUR
February 1960

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at a very wet London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa February 1960 on a stand in front of the Queen's building with a BEA Viscount in the background.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

4

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUR
June 1962

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1962.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUR
August 1962

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa August 1962 arriving at a gate in front of the Queen's building.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

6

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUR
February 1963

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken inside the Lufthansa maintenance facility at Fuhlsbuttel Airport, Hamburg, West Germany circa February 1963 with the aircraft painted in Condor Flugdienst livery being prepared for a long-term lease.

Photo source - Airliners.de

7

Condor Flugdienst GmbH
D-ANUR
March 1963

Leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa March 1963.

Photo source - Peter R Keating

8

Condor Flugdienst GmbH
D-ANUR
June 1963

Leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany circa June 1963 after suffering a nose undercarriage leg collapse while parked on the ramp.

Does anyone know the date that this happened and the circumstances?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Ingmar Hellfalk collection

9

Condor Flugdienst GmbH
D-ANUR
June 1963

Leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany circa June 1963 after suffering a nose undercarriage leg collapse while parked on the ramp.

Does anyone know the date that this happened and the circumstances?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Ingmar Hellfalk collection

10

Condor Flugdienst GmbH
D-ANUR
September 1963

Leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in September 1963 in the newly applied second livery.

Photo source - Günter Grondstein

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Condor Flugdienst GmbH
D-ANUR
March 1965

Leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 17 March 1965.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

12

Condor Flugdienst GmbH
D-ANUR
August 1965

Leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany 2 August 1965 in a third livery.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

13

Ghana Airways
D-ANUR
December 1967

Sub-leased from Condor Flugdienst GmbH, leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Accra Airport, Ghana in December 1967 with Nigeria Airways titles on the rear fuselage.

Photo source - Roger Caratini

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Ghana Airways
D-ANUR
April 1968

Sub-leased from Condor Flugdienst GmbH, leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at an unknown location circa April 1968 with Nigeria Airways titles on the rear fuselage.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

15

Condor Flugdienst GmbH
D-ANUR
June 1968

Returned from Ghana Airways sub-lease. Taken at an unknown location 21 June 1968 in Ghana Airways livery less titles.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

16

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUR
September 1969

Returned from Condor Flugdienst GmbH lease. Taken departing from Riem Airport, Munich, West Germany in September 1969.

Photo source - Jochen Beeck

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUR
November 1969

Returned from Condor Flugdienst GmbH lease. Taken at an unknown location in November 1969.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

18

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUR
May 1970

Returned from Condor Flugdienst GmbH lease. Taken departing from Langenhagen Airport, Hannover, West Germany 2 May 1970.

Photo source - Dave Jones

19

Nora Air Services GmbH (NAS)
D-ANUR
December 1971

Returned from Condor Flugdienst GmbH lease. Taken at Fuhlsbuttel Airport, Hamburg, West Germany in December 1971. It has been rolled out at Hamburg, West Germany in full Nora Air Services (NAS) livery but the sale was not completed.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

20

Airwork Services Ltd
D-ANUR
January 1972

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, England 18 January 1972 shortly after its arrival from Fuhlsbuttel Airport, Hamburg, West Germany.

The aircraft had been painted up in full Nora Air Services (NAS) livery but the sale by Lufthansa was not completed.

Photo source - Graham Fitzjohn

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Airwork Services Ltd
D-ANUR
February 1972

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, England in January 1972 after its arrival from Fuhlsbuttel Airport, Hamburg, West Germany.

The aircraft had been painted up in full Nora Air Services (NAS) livery but the sale by Lufthansa was not completed.

Vickers Photo Ref MP40573 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

22

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
503
September 1972

Purchased from Airwork Services Ltd. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in September 1972.

It had just been overhauled and repainted by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC).

Vickers Photo Ref MP41421 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
503
September 1972

Purchased from Airwork Services Ltd. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in September 1972.

It had just been overhauled and repainted by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC).

Vickers Photo Ref MP41422 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
503
September 1972

Purchased from Airwork Services Ltd. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 11 September 1972 just prior to delivery.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
503
February 1973

Purchased from Airwork Services Ltd. Taken at an unknown location in February 1973.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
503
March 1974

Purchased from Airwork Services Ltd. Taken at Bait-Al-Falaj Airfield in March 1974.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and that extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been fitted.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Alidair
G-AZNH
March 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 30 March 1975.

Photo source - John Smith

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Alidair
G-AZNH
April 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken departing from Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 13 April 1975.

Photo source - Michael T (flickr)

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Alidair
G-AZNH
May 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken departing from Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England 19 May 1975 and heading towards the runway 08 holding area.

Photo source - Clive Grant

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Alidair
G-AZNH
June 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England circa July 1975 beneath an ink blue stormy sky.

The other aircraft is a German Lufttransport-Unternehmen (LTU) Sud SE210 Caravelle 1A D-ABAF on a charter service.

Photo source - Bob Vandereyt

31

Alidair
G-AZNH
June 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 25 June 1975 with Aer Lingus providing the ground support.

Photo source - Matthew McGrath

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Alidair
G-AZNH
July 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken landing at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England circa July 1975 in the fading light.

Photo source - Bob Vandereyt

33

Alidair
G-AZNH
July 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at RAF Northolt, Middlesex, England 29 July 1975.

It is about to operate a special 25th anniversary flight to Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France in celebration of the original BEA flight carried out by the prototype Viscount G-AHRF (C/N 1).

Vickers Photo Ref WH5148 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Alidair
G-AZNH
July 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Flight crew taken at RAF Northolt, Middlesex, England 29 July 1975.

They are about to operate a special 25th anniversary flight to Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France in celebration of the original BEA flight carried out by the prototype Viscount G-AHRF (C/N 1).

On the right is training Captain 'Jeep' Holmes who had flown Hurricats on convoys during World War II.

British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) Photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Alidair
G-AZNH
June 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Cabin crew taken at RAF Northolt, Middlesex, England 29 July 1975.

They are about to operate a special 25th anniversary flight to Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France in celebration of the original BEA flight carried out by the prototype Viscount G-AHRF (C/N 1).

British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) Photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

36

Alidair
G-AZNH
July 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France 29 July 1975.

It had just operated a special 25th anniversary flight from RAF Northolt, Middlesex, England.

Vickers Photo Ref WH5172 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

37

Alidair
G-AZNH
August 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Cork Airport, Ballygarvan, County Cork, Ireland in August 1975.

Photo source - Gabriel Desmond

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Alidair
G-AZNH
August 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Louhausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in August 1975 whilst operating a charter flight.

Photo source - Jürgen Lutz

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Alidair
G-AZNH
August 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in August 1975.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

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Alidair
G-AZNH
September 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 14 September 1975 after the nose undercarriage leg collapsed on landing.

This set of photos appeared in the local Guernsey Press Newspaper.

Photo source - The Guernsey Press Company Ltd

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Alidair
G-AZNH
September 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 14 September 1975 after the nose undercarriage leg collapsed on landing.

This set of photos appeared in the local Guernsey Press Newspaper.

Photo source - The Guernsey Press Company Ltd

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Alidair
G-AZNH
September 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 14 September 1975 after the nose undercarriage leg collapsed on landing.

This set of photos appeared in the local Guernsey Press Newspaper.

Photo source - The Guernsey Press Company Ltd

43

Alidair
G-AZNH
September 1975

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 15 September 1975 parked with its nosewheel on a maintenance trolley.

The previous day the nose undercarriage leg collapsed during a landing.

It now awaits an insurance assessment.

The airframe damage at the nose was extensive and the Dart engines required a shop visit due to shockloading and all the propellers were scrapped.

Photo source - Dave Bougourd

44

Cyprus Airways Ltd
G-AZNH
July 1976

Leased from Alidair 3 July 1976. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in July 1976.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

45

Alidair
G-AZNH
February 1977

Returned from Cyprus Airways lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in February 1977.

Photo source - Steve Barnes

46

Dan-Air London
G-AZNH
February 1977

Leased from Alidair 2 February 1977. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in February 1977.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Skyline Sweden AB
G-AZNH
March 1977

Leased from Alidair. Taken at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden 19 March 1977.

Photo source - Rolf Larsson

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Skyline Sweden AB
G-AZNH
March 1977

Leased from Alidair. Taken at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden 28 March 1977.

Photo source - Peter Liander

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Skyline Sweden AB
G-AZNH
May 1977

Leased from Alidair. Taken at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden in May 1977.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

50

Alidair
G-AZNH
July 1977

Returned from Skyline Sweden lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 1 July 1977.

Photo source - Steve Barnes

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Alidair
G-AZNH
July 1977

Returned from Skyline Sweden lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 3 July 1977.

Photo source - Mick Bajcar

52

Alidair
G-AZNH
August 1977

Returned from Skyline Sweden lease. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 13 August 1977.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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Alidair
G-AZNH
September 1977

Returned from Skyline Sweden lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1977 now with West Africa Air Cargo titles but still retaining the UK registration.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

54

Alidair
G-AZNH
September 1977

Returned from Skyline Sweden lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1977 now with West Africa Air Cargo titles.

Compared to the previous photo the UK registration is now on a temporary sticker covering up the 9G-ACL registration and the letters CL have now been applied to the nosewheel door.

Photo source - Paul A Tomlin

55

West Africa Air Cargo
9G-ACL
September 1977

Purchased from Alidair. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1977 shortly before delivery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

56

West Africa Air Cargo
9G-ACL
September 1977

Purchased from Alidair. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England 17 September 1977 during its delivery to West Africa.

It is not known why it was here.

Details please to information@vickrsviscount.net

A Fred Hems postcard Ref FH-7.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

57

West Africa Air Cargo
9G-ACL
September 1977

Purchased from Alidair. Taken at a very wet Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England 18 September 1977 during its delivery to West Africa.

It is not known why it was here.

Details please to information@vickrsviscount.net

Photo source - Gordon Wilson

58

West Africa Air Cargo
9G-ACL
March 1978

Purchased from Alidair. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 31 March 1978 after its return to the UK for maintenance with Alidair.

Photo source - Carl Ford

59

West Africa Air Cargo
9G-ACL
April 1978

Purchased from Alidair. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 1 April 1978 after its return to the UK for maintenance with Alidair.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

60

West Africa Air Cargo
9G-ACL
June 1978

Purchased from Alidair. A view of the aircraft shortly after it had crashed into a house while landing at Spriggs Payne Airport, Monrovia, Liberia 10 June 1978.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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