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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 354

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Below are the 7 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 354 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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Continental Airlines
N243V
September 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at an unknown location in September 1958 as the ground crewman signals to the pilot that he is approaching the gate parking point where he can then shut down those screaming inboard Darts.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N243V
January 1959

Leased from Continental Airlines. Taken at La Guardia Airport, New York, USA in January 1959. Capital titles have been applied to an otherwise unchanged full Continental livery.

A nice selection of period vehicles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Continental Airlines
N243V
June 1960

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at an unknown location in June 1960 with the tug pushing the aircraft away from the stand by the maintenance crew.

In the background is a Continental Airlines Douglas DC-6.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Continental Airlines
N243V
June 1960

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at an unknown location in June 1960 with the tug pushing the aircraft away from the stand by the maintenance crew.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Continental Airlines
N243V
June 1960

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at an unknown location in June 1960 with the tug pushing the aircraft away from the stand by the maintenance crew.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Continental Airlines
N243V
July 1962

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Amarillo Municipal Airport, Texas, USA 8 July 1962 with the fire crew surveying the wreckage after bringing the fire under control.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Continental Airlines
N243V
July 1962

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Amarillo Municipal Airport, Texas, USA 9 July 1962 a day after the takeoff accident.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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