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Viscount c/n 370

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Below are the 28 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 370 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-ANAC
April 1961

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 28 April 1961 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

This aircraft was originally ordered by Stavros Niarchos - Aviacion Limitada S.A. of Panama as a V.819 but the sale was not completed, so Lufthansa took it as their next aircraft.

Note the radome nose sitting in its wooden transportation frame.

Vickers Photo Ref MP13123 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAC
July 1961

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 15 July 1961.

Ian seems to remember the aircraft flying shortly after he took the photo but official records state the 18th.

Interestingly the West German Certificate of Registration (CofR) was issued on the 15th, so that may well be the true first flight date.

Photo source - Ian Woodward

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAC
June 1962

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at a very scenic Koln-Bonn Airport, West Germany circa June 1962.

This is a Lufthansa photograph that was also issued as a period postcard by Ewald Ref 1006.

Photo source - Ewald J Wagenhut

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAC
June 1964

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1964.

A very atmospheric night shot with a Lufthansa Convair 440 in the foreground and a Pan Am Douglas DC-6 in the far background.

Photo source - Wolfgang Muehlbauer collection

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAC
September 1964

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken departing from Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark 27 September 1964.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAC
June 1966

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, Sweden in June 1966.

Photo source - Lars Söderström

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAC
November 1968

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in November 1968 in a later livery.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAC
June 1969

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken landing at Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany in June 1969.

Photo source - Wolfgang Muehlbauer collection

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Universal Aviation Supply Ltd
D-ANAC
January 1971

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at an unknown location in early January 1971 in a basic Lufthansa livery less titles and logos.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines Ltd
4X-AVA
August 1974

Purchased from Universal Aviation Supply. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 1974 with all the markings covered over or painted out.

The aircraft is seen outside the Field Aircraft Services Ltd hangar where it is receiving maintenance.

Behind it can be seen two Armstrong Whitworth Argosies.

The one under the tail is in Sagittair livery but actually still belonged to Universal Airlines as N895U.

Both these airlines had ceased operations hence the build up of junk around them.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines Ltd
4X-AVA
September 1974

Purchased from Universal Aviation Supply. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 2 September 1974 with all the markings covered over or painted out.

The aircraft is undergoing engine ground running.

All four engines are running but only one will be run up to maximum power at 15,000 RPM and only for a maximum of five minutes.

This time limit also applied in-service during the takeoff phase.

Photo source - Mick Bajcar

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
4X-AVA
April 1978

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in April 1978 shortly after its arrival from Arkia.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
4X-AVA
April 1978

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 3 April 1978.

Note that the Israeli registration has now been painted out.

Photo source - Mick Bajcar

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
4X-AVA
April 1978

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 5 April 1978.

The Israeli registration has now been painted out.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
4X-AVA
April 1978

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, Englandin April 1978 and now in the process of being repainted in BMA livery.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AYOX
April 1979

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines and re-registered. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 12 April 1979 now in full BMA livery.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AYOX
July 1979

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines and re-registered. Taken departing from Leeds / Bradford Airport, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England in July 1979.

This taxyway led to runway 15 which is now runway 14 due to changes in the earth's rotational position.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AYOX
August 1979

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines and re-registered. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands in August 1979.

Photo source - Jim Callaway

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AYOX
September 1979

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines and re-registered. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in September 1979.

Photo source - Ian Oswald via Martin Stephen

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AYOX
January 1980

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines and re-registered. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 17 January 1980.

Photo source - Michel Gilliand

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AYOX
June 1980

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines and re-registered. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1980.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AYOX
March 1981

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines and re-registered. Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man 22 March 1981.

Photo source - Fergal Goodman

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AYOX
September 1981

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines and re-registered. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa September 1981.

It is being pushed back from the gate with the inner Rolls-Royce Dart engines already running.

The outboard engines will be started using internal batteries, boosted by the generators from the running engines.

In the background is Guernsey Airlines G-BDRC (C/N 52).

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AYOX
April 1982

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines and re-registered. Taken departing from East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 19 April 1982.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AYOX
May 1983

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines and re-registered. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in May 1983.

Photo source - Tony Rickelton

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AYOX
August 1984

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines and re-registered. Taken stored at Teesside International Airport, Darlington, County Durham, England 9 August 1984.

Photo source - Fergal Goodman

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AYOX
March 1987

Purchased from Technical Aeroparts purely as a source of spare parts. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 18 March 1987.

It had been dismantled and transported by road from Teesside International Airport, Darlington, County Durham, England.

Photo source - Paul J Hooper

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AYOX
June 1991

Purchased from Technical Aeroparts purely as a source of spare parts. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa June 1991.

It was finally scrapped in May 1992.

The BAF Viscount fuselage in the background is G-APEX (C/N 381) which lingered on until it was scrapped in 1994.

Photo source - Horse

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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