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Viscount c/n 395

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Below are the 14 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 395 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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Transair (UK) Ltd
G-APKG
April 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1958 during the test flight phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8232 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Transair (UK) Ltd
G-APKG
April 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 24 April 1958 with the aircraft's documents being handed over before its departure on delivery.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8322 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Transair (UK) Ltd
G-APKG
April 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 24 April 1958.

A view of the cabin looking towards the front before its departure on delivery.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8323 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Transair (UK) Ltd
G-APKG
April 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 24 April 1958.

A view of the cabin looking towards the rear before its departure on delivery.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8326 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Transair (UK) Ltd
G-APKG
October 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in October 1958.

As they were an infrequent visitor the ground handling and servicing was carried out by Air France, hence a number of their vehicles are on view.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Transair (UK) Ltd
G-APKG
June 1960

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken departing from Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France 11 June 1960.

The aircraft in the foreground is Silver City Airways Handley Page Hermes IVA G-ALDP which was withdrawn from service in October 1962.

It would be nice to be able to fly on either of these epic machines now!

Photo source - Peter Frei

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-APKG
July 1960

Transferred from Transair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 20 July 1960 awaiting repainting with BUA titles.

Photo source - Robin A Walker

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-APKG
August 1960

Transferred from Transair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England 7 August 1960.

Photo source - Ian MacFarlane

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-APKG
September 1961

Transferred from Transair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England circa September 1961.

On the left is the nose of sister aircraft G-AOXV (C/N 249) in a different livery.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-APKG
June 1962

Transferred from Transair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken landing at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England circa June 1962.

Presumably it was returning to Vickers for modification work.

Vickers Photo Ref MP15720 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-APKG
June 1962

Transferred from Transair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken landing at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England circa June 1962.

Presumably it was returning to Vickers for modification work.

Vickers Photo Ref MP15721 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-APKG
June 1962

Transferred from Transair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken landing at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England circa June 1962.

Presumably it was returning to Vickers for modification work.

Note the new hangar under construction down in the hollow.

Vickers Photo Ref MP15722 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-APKG
July 1962

Transferred from Transair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken arriving at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France circa July 1962.

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

Photo source - Peter Frei

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Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVB
November 1962

Purchased from BUA - British United Airways. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in November 1962 in front of the Queen's Building and the main spectator gallery.

The white hut was used to provide a running commentary on the aircraft taxiing by.

What a great job!

A month later this aircraft crashed on approach to Warsaw, Poland.

Photo Ref V619

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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