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Viscount c/n 434

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Below are the 38 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 434 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.

1

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
June 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken during a test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in June 1959.

Note the nose high attitude to match the slower speed of the photographer's aircraft.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

2

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
June 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken during a test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in June 1959.

Note the nose high attitude to match the slower speed of the photographer's aircraft.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

3

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
June 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken during a test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in June 1959.

It is now running level with the photographer's aircraft, presumably during a fly-by.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10342 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

4

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
June 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in June 1959 shortly before delivery.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

The BEA V.751 Vanguard G-APEA in the background went to Montreal in Canada in July 1959 for a successful demonstration to Trans-Canada Air Lines.

Note the tail to fuselage profile that was later changed to include a fillet.

It was eventually delivered to BEA in the later 'Red Square' livery 27 March 1961.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10347 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

5

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
June 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in June 1959 shortly before delivery.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10348 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

6

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
June 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in June 1959 shortly before delivery.

A nice view of the No.1 Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525 engine and nacelle 'petal' cowlings.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10350 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

7

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
December 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa December 1959 during a stewardess escape training exercise.

Photo source - Peter Kelly

8

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
December 1960

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia circa December 1960.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

9

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
December 1961

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in December 1961.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

10

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
December 1961

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 14 December 1961.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

11

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
February 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in February 1962 in the later orange tail livery.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

12

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
March 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in March 1962 and about to depart from the gate.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

13

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
September 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Western Junction Airport, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia in September 1962.

Photo source - Ben Dannecker

14

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
December 1966

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 21 December 1966 in front of the TAA terminal building with a TAA Fokker F-27 Friendship taxiing out to the runway.

It is now in a later livery.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the distinctive brickworks chimney in the background.

Photo source - David A Carter

15

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
December 1967

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia circa December 1963 with a nice selection of cars in the foreground.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
December 1967

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa December 1967.

Photo source - Russell Garth via Greg Thom

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
May 1968

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken arriving at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in May 1968 in a later livery and with revised titles.

In the background is a Qantas Airlines Boeing 707.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
May 1968

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken arriving at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in May 1968 in a later livery and with revised titles.

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

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

19

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
July 1969

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 26 July 1969.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
August 1969

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 9 August 1969.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

21

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
February 1970

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken landing at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 11 February 1970.

Photo source - Robert Zweck

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
May 1970

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 20 May 1970.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
July 1970

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in July 1970.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ
September 1970

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 16 September 1970.

Photo source - Nigel K Daw collection

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Consolidated Aviation Holding Pty Ltd
VH-TVQ
February 1971

Purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 13 February 1971 still in its basic TAA livery.

Photo source - Bruno Geiger collection

26

Consolidated Aviation Holding Pty Ltd
VH-TVQ
April 1971

Purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 16 April 1971.

It is about to depart on delivery to Taiwan.

Note the Australian Aircraft Sales titles on this side only.

This was the last Viscount to depart from Melbourne.

Photo source - Gee Bee's Aerospace Shop

27

Consolidated Aviation Holding Pty Ltd
VH-TVQ
April 1971

Purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at West Beach Airport, Adelaide, South Australia 16 April 1971 without titles, en-route from Essendon to Darwin via Alice Springs.

The next day it departed Australia for the final time heading for Taiwan.

Photo source - Nigel K Daw collection

28

Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT)
VH-TVQ
April 1971

Purchased from Consolidated Aircraft Holding Pty Ltd. Taken at Darwin Airport, Northern Territories, Australia 17 April 1971 during the delivery to Taiwan.

Photo source - Robert Zweck

29

Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVL
December 1976

Leased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT). Taken at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in December 1976.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

30

Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVL
June 1980

Leased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT). Taken at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in June 1980 in a later livery.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

31

Mandala Airlines
PK-RVU
September 1987

Purchased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) and named 'Nias'. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 26 September 1987 with the distinctive terminal buildings in the background.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

32

Mandala Airlines
PK-RVU
June 1989

Purchased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) and named 'Nias'. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa June 1987 undergoing maintenance.

The No.4 propeller has been removed and the engine is being worked on.

The yellow maintenance crane in the background is probably going to be used to change the engine which was normally a four hour / two man job.

Photo source - Bob Weinwurzel

33

Mandala Airlines
PK-RVU
October 1989

Purchased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) and named 'Nias'. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in October 1989.

Photo source - Bruno Geiger collection

34

Mandala Airlines
PK-RVU
March 1991

Purchased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) and named 'Nias'. A view from the Captain's seat taken on a flight from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia to Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 1 March 1991.

Photo source - Eckhard Feuerstein

35

Mandala Airlines
PK-RVU
March 1991

Purchased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) and named 'Nias'. A view of the central engine instrument panel taken on a flight from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia to Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 1 March 1991.

Photo source - Eckhard Feuerstein

36

Mandala Airlines
PK-RVU
March 1991

Purchased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) and named 'Nias'. A view of the port engines taken on a flight from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia to Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 1 March 1991.

Photo source - Eckhard Feuerstein

37

Mandala Airlines
PK-RVU
March 1991

Purchased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) and named 'Nias'. Taken on arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 1 March 1991 from Surabaya.

Photo source - Eckhard Feuerstein

38

Mandala Airlines
PK-RVU
March 1991

Purchased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) and named 'Nias'. Taken on arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 1 March 1991 from Surabaya.

Note the different paint details on the propellers which are designed to provide some visibility to the ground crew when the engines are running.

Photo source - Eckhard Feuerstein

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