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Viscount c/n 428

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Below are the 22 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 428 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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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
April 1960

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1960.

The fuselage is being constructed in the main jig.

Note the Varsity fuselage in the left rear background.

Vickers Photo Ref MP12024 (NFB photo).

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
June 1960

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 23 June 1960.

The fuselage came out of the main jig the day before.

The placard on it states that it is scheduled to go to the Erecting Shop 12 August 1960.

Vickers Photo Ref MP12069 (NFB photo).

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
June 1960

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 23 June 1960.

The fuselage came out of the main jig the day before.

The placard on it states that it is scheduled to go to the Erecting Shop 12 August 1960.

Vickers Photo Ref MP12070 (NFB photo).

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
April 1961

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 28 April 1961 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind are G-ARKY (C/N 444), D-ANAC (C/N 370), G-ARKZ (C/N 445) and 9G-AAV (C/N 371) fuselage only, which demonstrates the mix of construction numbers and operators.

Vickers Photo Ref MP13121 (NFB photo).

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
May 1961

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Rongotai Airport, Wellington, New Zealand in May 1961.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
June 1961

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1961 with a stewardess posing for the cameras in full uniform.

Photo source - Flying Kangaroo (Twitter)

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
November 1962

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Rongotai Airport, Wellington, New Zealand 17 November 1962.

Photo source - Doug Walker collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
January 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Whenuapai Airport, Auckland, New Zealand in January 1963.

Photo source - Ray Massey

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
February 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Rongotai Airport, Wellington, New Zealand 17 February 1963 after it had landed and slid down an embankment onto Moa Point Road during a heavy rain storm.

The No.3 and No.4 starboard propellers were damaged.

The aircraft was quickly recovered without any further damage.

Photo source - Murray E Kirkus collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
February 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Rongotai Airport, Wellington, New Zealand 17 February 1963 after it had landed and slid down an embankment onto Moa Point Road during a heavy rain storm.

The No.3 and No.4 starboard propellers were damaged.

The aircraft was quickly recovered without further damage.

Photo source - David McGrath

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
February 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Rongotai Airport, Wellington, New Zealand 17 February 1963 after it had landed and slid down an embankment onto Moa Point Road during a heavy rain storm.

The No.3 and No.4 starboard propellers were damaged.

The aircraft was quickly recovered without further damage.

Photo source - Aishford Blennerhassett via Lois/Lorraine B'sett

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
February 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Rongotai Airport, Wellington, New Zealand 17 February 1963 after it had landed and slid down an embankment onto Moa Point Road during a heavy rain storm.

The No.3 and No.4 starboard propellers were damaged.

The aircraft was quickly recovered without further damage.

Photo source - Aishford Blennerhassett via Lois/Lorraine B'sett

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
February 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Rongotai Airport, Wellington, New Zealand 17 February 1963 after it had landed and slid down an embankment onto Moa Point Road during a heavy rain storm.

The No.3 and No.4 starboard propellers were damaged.

The aircraft was quickly recovered without further damage.

The accident occurred on a Sunday hence the large crowd coming to see the recovery.

Photo source - Bernard Haigh via Anne Sidwell

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
February 1971

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand in February 1971 in a later NAC livery.

Photo source - nzav8a (flickr)

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
February 1974

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand 25 February 1974.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
August 1975

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand in August 1975.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
September 1975

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand in September 1975 shortly before it was withdrawn from service.

Photo source - Dannies collection

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
September 1975

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken departing from Rongotai Airport, Wellington, New Zealand in September 1975.

Photo source - Ron Brazier

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New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BWO
October 1975

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Dunedin'. Taken stored at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand in October 1975 after its withdrawl from service.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd (AAS)
ZK-BWO
December 1975

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the general aviation area in December 1975 in a basic NAC livery with 'AAS' titles.

Photo source - Bruno Geiger collection

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Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd (AAS)
ZK-BWO
December 1975

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the general aviation area in December 1975 in a basic NAC livery with 'AAS' titles.

Photo source - David A Carter

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Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd (AAS)
ZK-BWO
July 1980

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken stored at Seletar Airport, Singapore in July 1980.

It was broken up for scrap circa 1981.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Geoff Goodhall

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