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Viscount c/n 372

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Below are the 13 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 372 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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Ghana Airways
9G-AAW
April 1961

Delivered new to Ghana Airways. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 28 April 1961 with the fuselage awaiting its turn on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The fuselage behind is 9G-AAV (C/N 371).

The four aircraft further down the line are G-ARKZ (C/N 445), D-ANAC (C/N 370), G-ARKY (C/N 444) and furthest away ZK-BWO (C/N 428).

Vickers Photo Ref MP13124 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Ghana Airways
9G-AAW
August 1961

Delivered new to Ghana Airways. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire 16 August 1961 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The three aircraft behind are G-ARKZ (C/N 445), G-ARWT (C/N 448) both for All Nippon Airways (ANA) and 9G-AAU (C/N 446), another for Ghana Airways.

This aircraft was certainly being built well out of sequence to those behind.

Vickers Photo Ref MP13556 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Ghana Airways
9G-AAW
November 1961

Delivered new to Ghana Airways. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in November 1961 shortly after it was delivered.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Ghana Airways
9G-AAW
June 1964

Delivered new to Ghana Airways. Taken at Accra Airport, Ghana circa June 1964.

Photo source - Caz Caswell collection

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Ghana Airways
9G-AAW
November 1967

Delivered new to Ghana Airways. Taken at Port Bouët Airport, Abidjan, Ivory Coast 1 November 1967 with additional Nigeria Airways titles on the rear fuselage for a joint service with Ghana Airways between Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria.

The aircraft behind is an Air Afrique Douglas DC-8.

A new terminal building is under construction.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Field Aircraft Services Ltd
G-BDKZ
November 1975

Purchased from Ghana Airways. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 12 November 1975.

A sale to Mandala Airlines as PK-RVO was not completed.

Photo source - Mick Bajcar

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Field Aircraft Services Ltd
G-BDKZ
February 1976

Purchased from Ghana Airways. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa 1976.

A sale to Mandala Airlines as PK-RVO was not completed.

Photo source - Bruno Geiger collection

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Field Aircraft Services Ltd
G-BDKZ
February 1976

Purchased from Ghana Airways. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa 1976.

A sale to Mandala Airlines as PK-RVO was not completed.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Field Aircraft Services Ltd
G-BDKZ
August 1976

Purchased from Ghana Airways. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 1976 shortly after a repaint in Skyline Sweden livery with the Swedish registration SE-FOZ covered over.

Note the letters 'FOZ' on the nose undercarriage doors.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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Field Aircraft Services Ltd
G-BDKZ
August 1976

Purchased from Ghana Airways. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 1976 after a repaint in Skyline Sweden livery with the Swedish registration SE-FOZ covered over.

It has just returned from an air-test.

Note the letters 'FOZ' on the nose undercarriage doors.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-FOZ
August 1976

Purchased from Field Aircraft Services Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in late August 1976 just before delivery to Skyline Sweden.

Photo source - Vernon Murphy collection

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-FOZ
September 1976

Purchased from Field Aircraft Services Ltd. Taken at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden in September 1976.

Photo source - Kjell Nilsson

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Skyline Sweden AB
SE-FOZ
September 1976

Purchased from Field Aircraft Services Ltd. Taken at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden in September 1976.

Photo source - Rolf Larsson

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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