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Viscount c/n 345

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Below are the 55 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 345 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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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2101
June 1957

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira (FAB). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in June 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind, which is side on is HK-943X (C/N 332) which was one of the Kaysam Investment Corporation of America aircraft destined for Lloyd Aereo Colombiano (LAC).

Vickers Photo Ref MP9696X1 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2101
December 1957

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira (FAB). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1957 during the flight test phase.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

3

Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2101
December 1957

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira (FAB). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1957 during the flight test phase.

Photo source - John Morris collection

4

Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2101
March 1958

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira (FAB). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in March 1958.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

5

Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2101
June 1958

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira (FAB). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1958.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks now fitted.

Photo Ref V670

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

6

Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
FAB 2101
September 1958

Delivered new to the Forca Aérea Brasileira (FAB). Taken at Tollerton Airport, Nottinghamshire, England in September 1958.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - John Morris collection

7

Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
C-90 2101
June 1959

Serial number changed from FAB 2101. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1959.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

8

Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
VC-90 2101
June 1970

Serial number changed from C-90 2101. Taken at an unknown location in June 1970.

The aircraft has now been allocated for use by the President of Brasil hence the 'V' prefix to the serial number, denoting VIP.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - John Morris collection

9

Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
VC-90 2101
June 1980

Serial number changed from C-90 2101. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1980.

The aircraft has now been allocated for use by the President of Brasil hence the 'V' prefix to the serial number, denoting VIP.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

10

Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
VC-90 2101
March 1981

Serial number changed from C-90 2101. Taken at Congonhas Airport, São Paulo, Brasil 27 March 1981 with a Viação Aérea São Paulo S.A. (VASP) Boeing 737 in the background.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Nelson de Barros Pereira

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Fôrça Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
VC-90 2101
August 1983

Serial number changed from C-90 2101. Taken arriving at the Air Force Academy, Pirassununga Airfield, State of São Paulo, Brasil in August 1983.

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

Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Brasilian Air Force Academy Archive

12

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
June 1993

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil in June 1993.

Photo source - Carlos A Morillo

13

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
June 1993

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil circa June 1993.

Photo source - Geovane Guimarães

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
October 1996

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Brasil 26 October 1996.

Photo source - Paul Chandler

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
October 2001

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2 October 2001.

Photo source - Miguel Cano Alva

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
May 2004

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 8 May 2004.

Photo source - Eduardo F Mares

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
February 2009

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 15 February 2009.

Photo source - Adler Corrêa

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
March 2012

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 31 March 2012.

Photo source - Mike Hooker

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
March 2012

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 31 March 2012.

Apart from the dust she is looking in good condition and benefitting from being under cover in such a harsh climate.

Photo source - Mike Hooker

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
March 2012

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 31 March 2012.

A nice closeup of the badge on the nose celebrating the date that Brasil became a Presidential Republic 15 November 1889.

Photo source - Mike Hooker

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
October 2012

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 7 October 2012.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

The small aircraft on the left is a Fouga CM170 Magister (T24) trainer and on the right is an Aermacci MB326 Xavante (AT26) trainer.

Photo source - Ian Gains

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
January 2014

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 January 2014.

A nice closeup of the No.3 propeller.

Note that the red 'ground fine pitch' marks are not lined up.

This would be a pre-flight check requirement, carried out by a cockpit crew member during the 'walk-round'.

Photo source - André Bonacin

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
January 2015

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 4 January 2015.

A nice closeup of the fuselage lettering.

Photo source - Pedro Paulo Faganello Teodoro do Anjos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
August 2015

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 11 August 2015.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
August 2015

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 11 August 2015.

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
September 2017

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 9 September 2017.

Note the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engine now on display with the Exhaust Unit suitable for either the No.1 and No.4 position fitted.

The Exhaust Unit for the No.2 and No.3 inner engines were angled slightly sideways to deflect the hot gases away from the fuselage skin.

Photo source - Raphael Brescia

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
September 2017

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 9 September 2017.

Photo source - Raphael Brescia

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

It has been temporarily moved outside to allow the museum buildings to be repaired after they suffered from storm damage in February 2018.

Photo source - Carlos A Morillo

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

It has been temporarily moved outside to allow the museum buildings to be repaired after they suffered from storm damage in February 2018.

Photo source - Carlos F T Motta collection

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

It has been temporarily moved outside to allow the museum buildings to be repaired after they suffered from storm damage in February 2018.

Photo source - Carlos F T Motta collection

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

It has been temporarily moved outside to allow the museum buildings to be repaired after they suffered from storm damage in February 2018.

Photo source - Carlos F T Motta collection

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

It has been temporarily moved outside to allow the museum buildings to be repaired after they suffered from storm damage in February 2018.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

It has been temporarily moved outside to allow the museum buildings to be repaired after they suffered from storm damage in February 2018.

A rare opportunity to have a look inside.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of the forward cabin looking towards the cockpit.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of the Captain's seat.

Note the yellow weather radar screen.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of the well preserved cockpit.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of the cockpit overhead panel.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of the First Officer's seat.

Note the yellow weather radar screen.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of the galley just inside the port front door.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of a pair of cabin crew seats opposite the forward galley.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of a pair of cabin crew seats and the radio operator's position opposite the forward galley.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of the radio operator's position opposite the forward galley.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view from just inside the port front door looking to the rear.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of the main section of the cabin viewed from the forward galley bulkhead.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of the main section of the cabin with a table between the facing seats in the area.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of the second section of the cabin with a table between the facing seats and a pair of lounge chairs on the opposite side.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of the second section of the cabin with a table between the facing seats on this side of the cabin.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of the third section of the cabin with a bedroom area.

Note the silouette map of Brasil on the hardwood bulkhead.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of a rear washroom.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of a rear washroom.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018.

A view of the rear storage area.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
May 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 20 May 2018.

It has been temporarily moved outside to allow the museum buildings to be repaired after they suffered from storm damage in February 2018.

Photo source - Lucas Gomez

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
November 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2 November 2018.

It has been temporarily moved outside to allow the museum buildings to be repaired after they suffered from storm damage in February 2018.

Photo source - Vin L K (flickr)

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
April 2019

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 16 April 2019.

It was temporarily moved outside in 2018 along with other aircraft to allow the museum buildings to be repaired after they suffered from storm damage. It still looks in very good condition and hopefully will soon be back under cover.

Photo source - Craig McCorriston

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Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101
May 2019

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2 May 2019.

It was temporarily moved outside in 2018 along with other aircraft to allow the museum buildings to be repaired after they suffered from storm damage.

It still looks in very good condition and hopefully will soon be back under cover.

Photo source - Ross Fearn

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