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Viscount c/n 437

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Below are the 12 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 437 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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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAF
February 1960

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England in February 1960.

AUA Photo Ref 516.

Photo source - Nick Wiegersma collection

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAF
February 1960

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England 10 February 1960.

It is being prepared for its first flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP11287.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAF
February 1960

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 10 February 1960.

It has just arrived after its first flight.

Presumably the Vickers photographer travelled on the aircraft.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

The tail of BEA Vickers 951 Vanguard G-APEB can be seen in the background in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Vickers Photo Ref MP11289.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAF
February 1960

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 10 February 1960.

It has just arrived after its first flight.

It is now ready to be towed away to the hangar.

Vickers Photo Ref MP11290.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAF
February 1960

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in February 1960.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAF
February 1960

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in February 1960.

Vickers Photo Ref MP11296.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAF
February 1960

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in February 1960.

Vickers Photo Ref MP11297.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAF
February 1960

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in February 1960.

Note the fuel discharge nozzles on the wing trailing edges.

Vickers Photo Ref MP11298.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAF
February 1960

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken during an acceptance test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in late February 1960.

Note the fuel discharge nozzles on the wing trailing edges.

Vickers Photo Ref MP11377.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAF
February 1960

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria 25 February 1960 after its arrival on delivery.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and that is has not yet been named 'Joseph Haydn'.

Austrian Airlines photo.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAF
June 1960

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'Joseph Haydn'. Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria circa June 1960.

There are two more AUA Viscounts and a Middle East Airlines (MEA) example in the background.

Austrian Airlines photo.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAF
June 1960

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'Joseph Haydn'. Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria circa June 1960.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Nick Wiegersma collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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