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Viscount c/n 417

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Below are the 24 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 417 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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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
May 1959

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken departing from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 15 May 1959 on an acceptance test flight with an Ansett-ANA crew.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10207 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
May 1959

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 15 May 1959 back-tracking the runway after landing.

It had just completed an acceptance test flight with an Ansett-ANA crew.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10210 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

3

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
May 1959

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 15 May 1959.

After completing an acceptance test flight two members of the Ansett-ANA crew are now formally handed the aircraft's log book.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10212 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

4

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
May 1959

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 15 May 1959.

After completing an acceptance test flight two members of the Ansett-ANA crew are now chatting before their departure to Blackbushe Airport, Surrey, England.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10213 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

5

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
November 1959

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in November 1959.

The cheatline is stepped down under the cockpit compared to VH-RMG (C/N 414) and VH-RMK (C/N 355).

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

6

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
June 1961

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa June 1961.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

The cheatline is stepped down under the cockpit compared to VH-RMG (C/N 414) and VH-RMK (C/N 355).

Photo source - Barry Maclean collection

7

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
June 1963

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in June 1963.

The cheatline is stepped down under the cockpit compared to VH-RMG (C/N 414) and VH-RMK (C/N 355).

Photo source - George Canciani

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
July 1966

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in July 1966.

Photo source - George Canciani

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
December 1967

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in December 1967.

The cheatline is stepped down under the cockpit compared to VH-RMG (C/N 414) and VH-RMK (C/N 355).

Photo source - John Hopton collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
December 1967

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in December 1967.

The cheatline is stepped down under the cockpit compared to VH-RMG (C/N 414) and VH-RMK (C/N 355).

Photo source - Robert N Smith collection

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
July 1968

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 13 July 1968.

The cheatline is stepped down under the cockpit compared to VH-RMG (C/N 414) and VH-RMK (C/N 355).

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
January 1969

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken arriving at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in January 1969.

The cheatline is stepped down under the cockpit compared to VH-RMG (C/N 414) and VH-RMK (C/N 355).

Photo source - David A Carter

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
February 1969

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken landing at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia circa February 1969 on runway 25.

The cheatline is stepped down under the cockpit compared to VH-RMG (C/N 414) and VH-RMK (C/N 355).

Photo source - David A Carter

14

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
November 1969

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria , Australia in November 1969.

The cheatline is stepped down under the cockpit compared to VH-RMG (C/N 414) and VH-RMK (C/N 355).

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

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ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMJ
November 1969

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in November 1969.

The cheatline is stepped down under the cockpit compared to VH-RMG (C/N 414) and VH-RMK (C/N 355).

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMJ
March 1970

Title transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in March 1970 minus titles.

The cheatline is stepped down under the cockpit compared to VH-RMG (C/N 414) and VH-RMK (C/N 355).

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

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Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd
VH-RMJ
March 1970

Title transferred from ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in March 1970 minus titles.

The cheatline is stepped down under the cockpit compared to VH-RMG (C/N 414) and VH-RMK (C/N 355).

Note the other Viscounts in the background.

It looks like the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525 engines are about to be ground run as there is a Ground Power Unit (GPU) correctly placed behind the engines to avoid ingestion of hot exhaust gasses, which can affect the power readings.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

18

Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT)
VH-RMJ
May 1970

Purchased from Ansett Transport Industrial (Operations) Pty Ltd. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in May 1970 painted up in Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) livery without titles and with VH-RMJ still applied for the delivery flight.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

19

Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT)
B-2017
October 1974

Purchased from Ansett Transport Industrial (Operations) Pty Ltd. Taken at Kaohsiung International Airport, Taiwan in October 1974.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT)
B-2017
May 1975

Purchased from Ansett Transport Industrial (Operations) Pty Ltd. Taken at Kaohsiung International Airport, Taiwan in May 1975.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
B-2017
July 1980

Leased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) and named 'Sumbawa'. Taken departing from Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 4 July 1980.

Photo source - Dave Thirlwall collection

22

Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVN
October 1982

Leased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) and now unnamed. Taken at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa October 1982 in a later livery.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

23

Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVN
December 1982

Leased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) and now unnamed. Taken departing from Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 28 December 1982.

Photo source - Andreas Müller

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Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVN
December 1983

Leased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) and now unnamed. Taken stored at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in December 1983.

In July 1985 it was noted painted all white, so perhaps there was a possible sale then.

Sadly it was soon scrapped, mainly due to the closure of the airport for redevolpment earlier in the year, and the recent opening of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on the outskirts of the city.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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