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Viscount c/n 413

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Below are the 18 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 413 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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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU
August 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Gilbert Blane'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 2 August 1958 parked on the BEA Engineering ramp on the day it was delivered from Vickers.

In the distance is the central terminal area with the distinctive control tower.

This area was reached by two underground road tunnels on the north side plus two parallel service tunnels which were later used as standard roads due to the increased amount of passenger traffic.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU
September 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Gilbert Blane'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in September 1958.

Photo Ref V376

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Gilbert Blane'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1959 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - Mike J Horton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU
July 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Gilbert Blane'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1959.

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

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU
May 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria circa May 1960 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Erich Marek

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU
June 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken departing from Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in June 1960.

Photo source - George Stringer

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU
June 1964

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1964 with de Havilland Trident 1C G-ARPH in the background.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU
July 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa July 1966.

Note the dual position registration.

Two more BEA Viscounts behind, two Vickers Vanguards, a de Havilland Comet 4B and a de Havilland Trident 1C.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU
June 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa June 1967.

Note the dual registration and the four storey office block under construction on top of the terminal building.

Photo source - Allan Timbrell via Keith Brooks

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU
July 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in July 1968.

It is undergoing engine ground runs with Marshall's in a dedicated area with a sound deadening grass embankment in the background.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU
September 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa September 1968.

Note the repositioned registration.

Photo source - Dennis Penny

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU
November 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken stored at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa November 1968 during maintenance with Marshall's.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Trans-Peruana S.A. (TP)
G-APJU
January 1969

Proposed sale from British European Airways (BEA) not completed. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in January 1969 in a modified 'Red Square' livery.

The sale was not completed and it was eventually sold to Mandala Airlines.

Photo source - Mike Hooker

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Trans-Peruana S.A. (TP)
G-APJU
January 1969

Proposed sale from British European Airways (BEA) not completed. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in January 1969 in a modified 'Red Square' livery.

The sale was not completed and it was eventually sold to Mandala Airlines.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Trans-Peruana S.A. (TP)
G-APJU
January 1969

Proposed sale from British European Airways (BEA) not completed. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in January 1969 in a modified 'Red Square' livery.

The sale was not completed and it was eventually sold to Mandala Airlines.

Photo source - Vernon Murphy collection

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Trans-Peruana S.A. (TP)
G-APJU
February 1969

Proposed sale from British European Airways (BEA) not completed. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 9 February 1969 in a modified 'Red Square' livery.

The sale was not completed and it was eventually sold to Mandala Airlines.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU
July 1970

Proposed sale by British European Airways (BEA) to Trans-Peruana S.A. (TP) was not completed. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland in July 1970 after a repaint in Mandala Airlines livery by Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL).

Photo source - W Stevenson

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU
July 1970

Proposed sale by British European Airways (BEA) to Trans-Peruana S.A. (TP) was not completed. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in July 1970 shortly before delivery to Mandala Airlines.

It is now named 'Enam Djam Di Jogja', after a patriotic film about a battle which lead to the end of Dutch colonial rule in Indonesia. Registered as PK-RVM after delivery.

Photo source - Mick West

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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