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Viscount c/n 436

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Below are the 79 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 436 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-TVS
February 1959

The sale to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'George Evans' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Hampshire, England in February 1959 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

It was eventually delivered to the Iranian Government

Note the integral front 'airsteps' lying on trestles in the foreground.

This was the last Viscount to be built at Hurn.

Vickers Photo Ref MP12608 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Iranian Government
EP-MRS
January 1961

Delivered new to the Iranian Government for VIP use by the Shah of Persia. Taken during a test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1961 after conversion from a Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) V.816 specification.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear of the cabin.

This was the last Viscount to be built at Hurn.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

3

Iranian Government
EP-MRS
January 1961

Delivered new to the Iranian Government for VIP use by the Shah of Persia. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 31 January 1961.

It is parked on the metal-free compass swing pad.

Note the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear of the cabin.

Vickers Photo Ref MP12859 (NFB photo).

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

4

Iranian Government
EP-MRS
January 1961

Delivered new to the Iranian Government for VIP use by the Shah of Persia. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 31 January 1961.

It is parked on the metal-free compass swing pad.

Note the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear of the cabin.

Vickers Photo Ref MP12860 (NFB photo).

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

5

Iranian Government
EP-MRS
January 1961

Delivered new to the Iranian Government for VIP use by the Shah of Persia. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 31 January 1961.

It is parked on the metal-free compass swing pad.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Vickers Photo Ref MP12862 (NFB photo).

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

6

Iranian Government
EP-MRS
January 1961

Delivered new to the Iranian Government for VIP use by the Shah of Persia. Taken during a test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 31 January 1961.

It is flying along the south coast near Worthing, West Sussex.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear of the cabin.

Vickers Photo Ref MP12868 (NFB photo).

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

7

Iranian Government
EP-MRS
May 1961

Delivered new to the Iranian Government for VIP use by the Shah of Persia. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 13 May 1961 during its delivery to Tehran, Iran.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

8

Iranian Government
EP-MRS
May 1962

Delivered new to the Iranian Governmant for VIP use by the Shah of Persia. Taken at Wymeswold Airfield, Leicestershire, England in May 1962 undergoing maintenance with Field Aircraft Services Ltd (FAS).

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

9

Iranian Government
EP-MRS
May 1962

Delivered new to the Iranian Governmant for VIP use by the Shah of Persia. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1962 outside a Pan American Airways maintenance and cargo handling facility on the south side of the airport.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

10

Iran National Airlines Corporation (Iranair)
EP-MRS
June 1963

Leased from the Iranian Government. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa June 1963 undergoing maintenance with Marshall's.

Note the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

11

Iran National Airlines Corporation (Iranair)
EP-MRS
July 1963

Leased from the Iranian Government. Queen Juliana of Netherlands arriving at Tehran for a visit to Iran in July 1963.

Photo source - Sean Naghibi collection

12

Iran National Airlines Corporation (Iranair)
EP-MRS
July 1963

Leased from the Iranian Government. Queen Juliana of Netherlands arriving at Tehran for a visit to Iran in July 1963.

Photo source - Sean Naghibi collection

13

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-436
September 1964

Purchased from the Iranian Government. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1964 after an overhaul by Vickers.

Note the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Vickers Photo Ref MP21009 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

14

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-436
October 1964

Purchased from the Iranian Government. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 1 October 1964 just before departing on delivery to Australia.

Note the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

15

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-436
October 1964

Purchased from the Iranian Government. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 30 October 1964.

Note the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

16

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-436
January 1965

Purchased from the Iranian Government. Taken at Adelaide Airport, West Beach, South Australia in January 1965.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Geoff Goodhall

17

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-436
December 1965

Purchased from the Iranian Government. A stunning air-to-air shot taken flying over Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Capital Territory, Australia circa December 1965.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

18

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-436
November 1966

Purchased from the Iranian Government. Taken at an unknown location in November 1966 in a revised livery.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the small cabin window at the rear.

The extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

19

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-436
January 1967

Purchased from the Iranian Government. Taken landing at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 21 January 1967.

Note the small cabin window at the rear and that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been refitted.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

20

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-436
November 1967

Purchased from the Iranian Government. Taken arriving at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia circa November 1967 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

There is a pennant flying from the cockpit denoting a special occasion.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - David A Carter

21

Alda Corporation
N40NB
December 1969

Purchased from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in December 1969 in the general aviation area.

It is still in the basic RAAF livery with blacked out titles, serial and roundels.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - David A Carter

22

Alda Corporation
N40NB
December 1969

Purchased from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Taken at Bankstown Airport, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in December 1969 in a basic ex RAAF livery with the titles and roundels painted over.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tank.

N40NA (C/N 435) is in the background.

Photo source - E D Daw collection

23

Alda Corporation
N40NB
December 1969

Purchased from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Taken at Bankstown Airport, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in December 1969 in a basic ex RAAF livery with the titles and roundels painted over.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

24

Jetair Australia / Jet Airlines Australia
VH-EQQ
September 1970

Purchased from the Alda Corporation. Taken arriving at Paya Lebar Airbase, Singapore in September 1970 in a basic ex RAAF livery with the titles and roundels painted over.

It was on its way from Australia to the USA.

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

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks that would have been useful during this long journey and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Keith McKenzie

25

Jetair Australia / Jet Airlines Australia
VH-EQQ
September 1970

Purchased from the Alda Corporation. Taken arriving at Paya Lebar Airbase, Singapore in September 1970 in a basic ex RAAF livery with the titles and roundels painted over.

It was on its way from Australia to the USA.

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

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks that would have been useful during this long journey and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Keith McKenzie

26

Jetair Australia / Jet Airlines Australia
VH-EQQ
September 1970

Purchased from the Alda Corporation. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, England 19 September 1970.

It was on its way from Australia to the USA.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks that would have been useful during this long journey and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

27

Gates Aviation Corporation
VH-EQQ
September 1970

Purchased from the Brins Finance Corporation. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 17 September 1970 in the southern maintenance area in a basic ex RAAF livery with the titles and roundels painted over.

Note the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

BEA has supplied a Ground Power Unit (GPU).

The aircraft arrived at Gatwick the day before and is thought to have departed on the 19th September as it was noted at Prestwick on that day.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

28

Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales
VH-EQQ
November 1970

Purchased from the Brins Finance Corporation. Taken at Denver Airport, Colorado, USA in November 1970 in a basic ex RAAF livery with the titles and roundels painted over.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

29

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
502
August 1971

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 18 August 1971 taxying out for an airtest.

It was with Airwork Ltd having an avionics upgrade and other related work.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Stephen Wolf

30

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
502
June 1972

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at an unknown location in June 1972.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - John Morris collection

31

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
502
February 1978

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in February 1978 shortly after it arrived.

Note the revised arabic titles.

Also note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks, integral front 'airsteps' and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

32

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
502
February 1978

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 14 February 1978.

Note the revised arabic titles.

Also note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Just visible behind is AFSO Viscount serial 501 (C/N 435).

Photo source - Robert N Smith collection

33

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
502
February 1978

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken stored at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 18 February 1978 with AFSO Viscount serial 501 (C/N 435) in the background.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks fitted to both aircraft.

Photo source - David A Ingham

34

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
502
February 1978

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 18 February 1978 together with AFSO Viscount 501 (C/N 435) behind.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - David A Ingham

35

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
502
May 1978

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa May 1978. It is awaiting maintenance work and a repaint inside the Dan-Air Engineering hangar.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

36

Royal Swazi National Airways
3D-ACN
June 1978

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO) and named 'Ludvondvolo'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa June 1978.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Phil Blinkhorn

37

Royal Swazi National Airways
3D-ACN
July 1978

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO) and named 'Ludvondvolo'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in early July 1978.

It is being prepared for engine ground running and power checks with the Ground Power Unit (GPU) kept away at the rear.

Note that the matt black anti-glare paint has not yet been applied to the area in front of the cockpit.

The extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

38

Royal Swazi National Airways
3D-ACN
July 1978

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO) and named 'Ludvondvolo'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 12 July 1978 departing on delivery to Matsapha International Airport, Swaziland.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

39

Royal Swazi National Airways
3D-ACN
August 1978

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO) and named 'Ludvondvolo'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa circa August 1978 with a glimpse of the tail of a South African Airways (SAA) Boeing 707 behind.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

40

Royal Swazi National Airways
3D-ACN
September 1978

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO) and named 'Ludvondvolo'. Taken at Matsapha International Airport, Swaziland in September 1978.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

41

Air Bridge Carriers Ltd (ABC)
3D-ACN
February 1979

Purchased from Royal Swazi National Airways. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 9 February 1979 near the Dan-Air Engineering facilty.

Note the rows of seats on the trollies.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Paul A Tomlin

42

Air Bridge Carriers Ltd (ABC)
3D-ACN
February 1979

Purchased from Royal Swazi National Airways. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in February 1979 near the Dan-Air Engineering facilty during the maintenance period required to put it onto the UK register.

Note that the No.4 propeller is in the 'feathered' position which is where it needs to be if the propeller is removed from the engine.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

43

Dan-Air London
G-BGLC
April 1979

Leased from Air Bridge Carriers Ltd (ABC) Ltd. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 17 April 1979 outside the Fairey Aviation Engineering facility.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Peter Rowe

44

Dan-Air London
G-BGLC
April 1979

Leased from Air Bridge Carriers Ltd (ABC) Ltd. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 17 April 1979 outside the Dan-Air Engineering facility.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

45

Dan-Air London
G-BGLC
April 1979

Leased from Air Bridge Carriers Ltd (ABC) Ltd. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 21 April 1979.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Kevin Colbran

46

Dan-Air London
G-BGLC
June 1979

Leased from Air Bridge Carriers Ltd (ABC) Ltd. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1979.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

47

Dan-Air London
G-BGLC
July 1979

Leased from Air Bridge Carriers Ltd (ABC) Ltd. Taken arriving at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands circa July 1979.

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

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

48

Dan-Air London
G-BGLC
November 1979

Leased from Air Bridge Carriers Ltd (ABC) Ltd. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England in November 1979.

Photo source - Jim Callaway

49

Dan-Air London
G-BGLC
February 1980

Leased from Air Bridge Carriers Ltd (ABC) Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in February 1980.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Steve Barnes

50

Dan-Air London
G-BGLC
March 1980

Leased from Air Bridge Carriers Ltd (ABC) Ltd. Taken landing at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England in March 1980 on a service from Jersey, Channel Islands.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

51

Dan-Air London
G-BGLC
June 1980

Leased from Air Bridge Carriers Ltd (ABC) Ltd. Taken at Birmingham International Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England circa June 1980.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Huw Chamton

52

Dan-Air London
G-BGLC
October 1980

Leased from Air Bridge Carriers Ltd (ABC) Ltd. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England 6 October 1980 not long before it was returned to ABC.

In the left background is ex RAF Vickers Varsity T.1 WF376 which was used by the airport for non-destructive fire training.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Michael Bernhard

53

Air Zimbabwe
VP-WGB
February 1981

Purchased from Air Bridge Carriers Ltd (ABC) Ltd. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Ziimbabwe 1 February 1981 in full livery.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Gerry Hoole

54

Air Zimbabwe
Z-WGB
February 1989

Re-registered from VP-WGB. A cabin window view on a flight from Harare International Airport, Zimbabwe to Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe in February 1989.

The small oval perspex cover in the foreground contains a visual indicator that shows whether the undercarriage is fully extended for landing if there is any doubt relating to the cockpit indicator.

The bulged outer engine nacelle introduced for the RDa6 and RDa7 Dart engines is clearly evident.

Photo source - Gavin Dodds

55

Air Zimbabwe
Z-WGB
February 1989

Re-registered from VP-WGB. Taken at Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe in February 1989 in a later livery.

The aircraft no longer has the integral front 'airsteps' fitted and the small cabin window at the rear still exists but has been painted over.

Photo source - Gavin Dodds

56

Air Zimbabwe
Z-WGB
November 1990

Re-registered from VP-WGB. Taken stored in the Air Zimbabwe maintenance area at Harare International Airport, Zimbabwe 5 November 1990 after its withdrawal from service.

The valuable Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525F engines have already been removed for further use.

Photo source - Bill Hough

57

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
July 1997

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo in July 1997 together with Viscount Z-WGC (C/N 446).

Note the café building being constructed behind Z-WGC on the right.

Photo source - Tony Rickelton

58

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
May 2003

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo in May 2003 together with Viscount Z-WGC (C/N 446) which is on the right.

It appears to have a beer bottle logo on the nose.

Photo source - Martin Addison

59

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
August 2011

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. A Google Earth view taken of the restaurant site 25 August 2011.

The main road from Chegutu (further up the road to the right) to Kadoma and Bulawayo can be seen.

The aircraft nearest to the building is Z-WGC (C/N 446).

Only one wing is fitted on either aircraft.

Photo source - Google Earth

60

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2012

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 24 April 2012 looking very shabby and obviously abandoned now and the grass uncut.

Photo source - Michael Kelsey

61

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2012

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 24 April 2012 looking very shabby and obviously abandoned now and the grass uncut.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Michael Kelsey

62

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2012

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 24 April 2012 looking very shabby and obviously abandoned now and the grass uncut.

The starboard tailplane is now breaking away. Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Michael Kelsey

63

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2013

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 25 April 2013 still looking very shabby and obviously abandoned but with the grass freshly cut around the aircraft.

Z-WGC (C/N 446) is on the right.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

64

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2013

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 25 April 2013 still looking very shabby and obviously abandoned but with the grass freshly cut around the aircraft.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

65

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2013

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 25 April 2013 still looking very shabby and obviously abandoned but with the grass freshly cut around the aircraft.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

66

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2013

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 25 April 2013 still looking very shabby and obviously abandoned.

The former Air Zimbabwe livery is starting to show through now. Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

67

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2013

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 25 April 2013 still looking very shabby and obviously abandoned but with the grass freshly cut around the aircraft and the starboard tailplane still hanging on.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

68

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2013

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 25 April 2013 with the starboard tailplane still hanging on.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

69

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2013

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 25 April 2013.

The previous Zimbabwe registration is clearly visible in this closeup starboard view, as the white paint is eroded away.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

70

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2013

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 25 April 2013 still looking very shabby and obviously abandoned but with the grass freshly cut around the aircraft.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

71

Flightspares Ltd
Z-WGB
April 2013

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 25 April 2013 still looking very shabby and obviously abandoned but with the grass freshly cut around the aircraft.

A view of the starboard inner engine nacelle and firewall.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

72

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2013

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 25 April 2013 still looking very shabby and obviously abandoned but with the grass freshly cut around the aircraft.

A view of the Castle Lager logo.

Note that the direct vision 'DV' window is partially open.

The heat inside the cabin and cockpit must be unbearable.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

73

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2013

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 25 April 2013 still looking very shabby and obviously abandoned but with the grass freshly cut around the aircraft.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

74

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2013

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo 25 April 2013 still looking very shabby and obviously abandoned.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

75

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2013

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. A Google Earth view taken of the restaurant site 25 Apri 2013.

The aircraft are near the centre of the photo with the main road from Chegutu to Kadoma and Bulawayo above them.

Photo source - Google Earth

76

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
April 2013

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. A Google Earth view taken of the restaurant site 25 Apri 2013.

The main road from Chegutu (further up the road to the right) to Kadoma and Bulawayo can be seen.

The aircraft nearest to the building is Z-WGC (C/N 446).

Only one wing is fitted on either aircraft.

Photo source - Google Earth

77

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
August 2016

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo in August 2016 still looking very shabby and abandoned.

Photo source - Mike Tucker

78

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
August 2016

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo in August 2016 still looking very shabby and abandoned.

Photo source - Mike Tucker

79

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB
August 2016

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo in August 2016 still looking very shabby and abandoned.

In the background is Z-WGC (C/N 446) in the same condition.

Photo source - Mike Tucker

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