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Viscount c/n 357

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Below are the 26 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 357 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
N244V
March 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in March 1958 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Presumably the group of delegates are from Continental, but we have no names.

Can anyone help?

Details to information@vickersviscount.net.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8156 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Continental Airlines
N244V
May 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in May 1958 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is N243V (C/N 354) and the two behind are N245V (C/N 358) and N246V (C/N 359).

Vickers Photo Ref MP8526 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Continental Airlines
N244V
October 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Los Angeles International Airport, California, USA in October 1958.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Continental Airlines
N244V
June 1959

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken while climbing to cruising altitude over Colorado, USA in June 1959.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Continental Airlines
N244V
May 1964

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken departing from Sky Habor Airport, Phoenix, Arizona, USA 28 May 1964.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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Continental Airlines
N244V
December 1965

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado, USA in December 1965.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Channel Airways
G-ATUE
May 1966

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Biggin Hill Airfield, Kent, England 13 May 1966 ready for the annual 'Air Fair', which was a very popular event, with a mixture of civil and military aircraft on display and flying.

This aircraft had only just entered service with Channel.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-ATUE
May 1966

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Biggin Hill Airfield, Kent, England 14 May 1966 during the annual 'Air Fair', which was a very popular event, with a mixture of civil and military aircraft on display and flying.

This aircraft had only just entered service with Channel.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Channel Airways
G-ATUE
May 1966

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Biggin Hill Airfield, Kent, England 14 May 1966 during the annual 'Air Fair', which was a very popular event, with a mixture of civil and military aircraft on display and flying.

This aircraft had only just entered service with Channel.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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Channel Airways
G-ATUE
June 1966

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 1 June 1966.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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Channel Airways
G-ATUE
June 1966

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 1 June 1966.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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Channel Airways
G-ATUE
April 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken arriving at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France in April 1967 with the outboard Dart engines already shut down.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

On the military ramp in the background are two French Air Force Breguet Sahara, two Nord N2501 Noratlas and a Douglas DC-6.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Channel Airways
G-ATUE
July 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Tegel Airport, Berlin, West Germany in July 1967.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Jürgen Lutz

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Channel Airways
G-ATUE
April 1968

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands in April 1968.

Photo source - John A Stedman

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Channel Airways
G-ATUE
May 1968

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales 21 May 1968.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Daniel Tanner

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Channel Airways
G-ATUE
July 1970

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken arriving at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland 22 July 1970.

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

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - aceebee (flickr)

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Channel Airways
G-ATUE
May 1970

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1970.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-ATUE
June 1971

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium in June 1971.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Bruno Geiger collection

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Channel Airways
G-ATUE
May 1972

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 27 May 1972.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Channel had ceased operations in February and this aircraft was sold to Alidair three days after this photo was taken.

Photo source - Brian Mells

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Alidair
G-ATUE
August 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 1972.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

The Nora Air Services Viscount in the background is D-ANUN (C/N 338).

Photo source - Reto Fasciati via Urs Baettig

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Alidair
G-ATUE
November 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa November 1972 with three of its Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed for use on other aircraft.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Lee Mullins

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Alidair
G-ATUE
May 1973

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa May 1973, now with the remaining engine removed. Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

The Viscount just visible on the left is G-APPX (C/N 73).

Photo source - Mick Bajcar

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Alidair
G-ATUE
March 1976

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 24 March 1976.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Mark Piacentini

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Alidair
G-ATUE
May 1976

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in May 1976 with G-APPX (C/N 73) in the background.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Alidair
G-ATUE
November 1976

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 20 November 1976 with G-BDIK (C/N 37) in the background.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Alidair
G-ATUE
July 1977

Purchased from Channel Airways. Forward fuselage section taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in July 1977.

It was broken up circa March 1977 with the remainder taken away for metal salvage.

Sadly it didn't survive for long and went to the same scrapyard.

Photo source - Mick Bajcar

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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