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Viscount c/n 418

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Below are the 12 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 418 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-APOX
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Isambard Brunel'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1959 in the BEA maintenance area.

Photo Ref V381

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APOX
August 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Isambard Brunel'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in August 1960 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

The Viscount in the background is G-APZP (C/N 250) which was on lease from Fred Olsen.

The Viscount just visible on the left is already in the later BEA 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APOX
March 1963

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa March 1963 in the later 'Red Square' livery with a newly acquired Cambrian Airways Viscount in the background.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APOX
August 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken arriving at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in August 1968.

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

Note the repositioned registration.

The tail behind belongs to SAM Douglas DC-6B I-DIME.

Photo source - Alain Picollet

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1968.

Note the repositioned registration.

Photo source - David Johnstone collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APOX
March 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland on the 22 March 1969.

Photo source - Richard Beeson

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APOX
October 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in October 1969 during a period in open storage under the care of Marshall's.

The aircraft are, left to right: - G-APIM, G-APOX, G-AOYI and G-AOYP.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APOX
May 1970

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in May 1970 after a period in open storage under the care of Marshall's.

It is being prepared for engine ground running of the Rolls-Royce Dart engines in a dedicated area with a grass embankment to help reduce the noise levels.

It then went in for a repaint in Mandala Airlines livery prior to the purchase from BEA.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Mandala Airlines
G-APOX
June 1970

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA) and named 'Prabu Brawidjaja'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in late June 1970 just prior to delivery to Indonesia where it became PK-RVL.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Mandala Airlines
G-APOX
June 1970

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA) and named 'Prabu Brawidjaja'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in late June 1970 just prior to delivery to Indonesia where it became PK-RVL.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Mandala Airlines
PK-RVL
January 1976

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA) and named 'Prabu Brawidjaja'. Taken stored at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in January 1976 in a derelict condition.

It had been in storage since March 1971.

On the door is the text: Lease/Operated by Seulawah.

Photo source - Henk Schakelaar collection

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Mandala Airlines
PK-RVL
September 1976

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA) and named 'Prabu Brawidjaja'. Taken stored at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia on the 22 September 1976 in a derelict condition.

It had been in storage since March 1971.

On the door is the text: Lease/Operated by Seulawah.

Photo source - Brian G Nichols

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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