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Viscount c/n 431

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Below are the 18 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 431 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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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SES
April 1960

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria circa April 1960 in the second livery with stripes added to the tail.

Photo source - Erich Marek

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SES
June 1960

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria circa June 1960 in the second livery with stripes added to the tail.

All the engines are running and the Ground Power Unit (GPU) is being towed away.

Photo source - Austrian Aviation Museum

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SES
June 1960

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria circa June 1960 in the second livery with stripes added to the tail.

The aircraft is now departing on a service back to Turkey.

Photo source - Austrian Aviation Museum

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SES
June 1961

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Esenboğa International Airport, Ankara, Turkey in June 1961 in the second livery with stripes added to the tail.

The THY aircraft behind are Fokker F-27 Friendship TC-TON and Douglas DC-3 TC-ETI which crashed in March 1964.

Photo source - Turk Hava Yollari Retro Café

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SES
June 1962

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Yeşilköy Airport, Istanbul, Turkey circa June 1962 in the second livery with stripes added to the tail.

Photo Ref V642

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SES
June 1963

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Lohausen, Düsseldorf, West Germany in June 1963 in the third livery with multi stripes added to the tail.

Photo source - Günter Grondstein

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SES
July 1963

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at an unknown location circa July 1963 in the third livery with multi stripes added to the tail.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SES
June 1966

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). A publicity shot in June 1966 in the third livery and showing more of the City of Istanbul than the aircraft.

It is flying over the Golden Horn Inlet.

Judging by the shape of the outer wing the photo is being taken from a Douglas DC-3.

Photo source - Turk Hava Yollari Retro Café

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SES
June 1967

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Yeşilköy Airport, Istanbul, Turkey in June 1967.

Maintenance is being performed on the No.1 Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engine which is easy with the petal cowlings fully opened up.

Another engineer is opening up the access panel to the No.2 Accessory Gearbox bay behind the engine.

This gearbox was driven by a shaft from the engine and had various ancilliary units fitted to it such as a hydraulic pump, electrical DC generator and compressor pump.

Photo source - Turk Hava Yollari Retro Café

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SES
June 1967

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Yeşilköy Airport, Istanbul, Turkey in June 1967.

Maintenance is being performed on the No.1 Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engine which is easy with the petal cowlings fully opened up.

Note the silver tubular Engine Mounting Strut.

This Vickers designed part was also utilised by Armstrong Whitworth on the Argosy, Avro on the 748, Grumman on the Gulfstream I and Handley Page on the Herald. Fokker designed their own Strut.

Photo source - Turk Hava Yollari Retro Café

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Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SES
June 1967

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Yeşilköy Airport, Istanbul, Turkey in June 1967 in the THY maintenance area with TC-SEC (C/N 246) behind.

Photo source - Turk Hava Yollari Retro Café

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Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force)
431
February 1977

Transferred from Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England 23 February 1977.

It was undergoing scheduled maintenance with Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd (ATEL) with one of their hangars in the background.

Photo source - M J Axe

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Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force)
431
May 1977

Transferred from Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in May 1977.

It was undergoing scheduled maintenance with Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd (ATEL).

Photo source - David M Thirlwall

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Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force)
431
September 1978

Transferred from Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in September 1978.

It was undergoing scheduled maintenance with Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd (ATEL).

Photo source - David Unsworth

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Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force)
431
September 1978

Transferred from Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in September 1978.

It was undergoing scheduled maintenance with Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd (ATEL).

Photo source - David Oates

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Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force)
431
October 1983

Transferred from Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England 2 October 1983.

It was undergoing scheduled maintenance with Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd (ATEL).

The nacelle cowlings have been removed and the Rolls-Royce Dart engines protected during a period of storage outside.

Photo source - Nigel Howarth

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Anadolu Universitesi - School of Civil Aviation
431
April 1999

Transferred from Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) for use as a ground instructional aircraft by students from the nearby Anadolu Universitesi - School of Civil Aviation.

Taken at Hasan Polatkan Airport, Eskişehir, Turkey 29 April 1999.

It is parked next to the small terminal building with the control tower on top.

The identity of the aircraft is no longer carried.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Anadolu Universitesi - School of Civil Aviation
431
February 2007

Transferred from Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) for use as a ground instructional aircraft by students from the nearby Anadolu Universitesi - School of Civil Aviation. Taken at Hasan Polatkan Airport, Eskişehir, Turkey 23 February 2007 and parked on a ramp not far from the terminal building.

It was last seen here in 2014.

Does anyone know what happened to it?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Mustafa Cavcar

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