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Viscount c/n 439

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Below are the 19 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 439 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-LAH
June 1960

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) named 'Anton Bruckner'. A publicity photo produced as an official airline issue postcard circa June 1960.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Claus Hudetz collection

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAH
June 1962

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) named 'Anton Bruckner'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 18 June 1962 with two BEA 'Red Square' livery Viscounts behind.

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

Photo source - Christopher Baldwyn

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAH
March 1963

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) named 'Anton Bruckner'. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France circa March 1963.

Photo source - Peter Frei

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAH
June 1965

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'Franz Schubert'. Taken arriving at Kranebitten Airport, Innsbruck, Austria in June 1965 with the outer Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

This airport was not the easiest place to land at due to the close proximity of the high granite on both sides of the runway and only one way into the blind valley with just enough room to turn on to the reciprocal heading for landing.

Flooding of the area near the runway was also an issue after the snow had thawed.

Photo source - Graham Hyslop

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAH
October 1966

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'Franz Schubert'. Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria in October 1966.

Photo source - William J Armstrong via John F Ciesla

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAH
June 1968

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'Franz Schubert'. Taken at Čilipi Airport, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia circa June 1968.

Photo source - Ozeha Postcards

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAH
November 1968

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'Franz Schubert'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in November 1968 with a British Caledonian Airways (BCAL) Boeing 707, Pacific Western Lockheed Hercules and a Transglobe Airways Bristol Britannia in the background.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAH
June 1969

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'Franz Schubert'. Taken departing from Brussels National Airport, Zaventem, Belgium in June 1969.

Photo source - Gerrit Bouma collection

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAH
July 1969

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'Franz Schubert'. Taken departing from W A Mozart Airport, Maxglan, Salzburg, Austria in July 1969.

Photo source - Lars Söderström

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAH
November 1969

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now named 'Franz Schubert'. Taken departing from Prague Airport, Czechoslovakia circa November 1969.

Photo source - Petr Popelář

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Shackleton Aviation Ltd
OE-LAH
September 1971

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken stored at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 26 September 1971.

Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been refitted.

Photo source - Steve Williams

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Shackleton Aviation Ltd
OE-LAH
January 1972

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken stored at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in January 1972.

The OE- part of the registration has now been painted out.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Gordon Riley

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Shackleton Aviation Ltd
OE-LAH
February 1972

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken stored at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in February 1972.

The OE- part of the registration has been painted out.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Shackleton Aviation Ltd
G-AZOV
June 1972

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA) and now re-registered. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in June 1972 awaiting a sale.

Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed which seems a strange thing to do as the aircraft eventually went a very long way to its next operator.

The aircraft stored behind is D-ANIZ (C/N 344) formerly with Nora Air Services (NAS).

Photo source - Bruno Geiger collection

15

Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT)
B-2029
August 1975

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Songshan Airport, Taipei, Taiwan in August 1975.

After its fatal landing accident in July the wreckage has now been dragged into the FAT maintenance area for examination.

The forward section of the fuselage was fragmented on impact.

(NFB photo)

Photo source - Roy Ferris via Steve Ferris

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Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT)
B-2029
August 1975

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Songshan Airport, Taipei, Taiwan in August 1975.

After its fatal landing accident in July the wreckage has now been dragged into the FAT maintenance area for examination.

The forward section of the fuselage was fragmented on impact.

(NFB photo)

Photo source - Roy Ferris via Steve Ferris

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Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT)
B-2029
August 1975

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Songshan Airport, Taipei, Taiwan in August 1975.

After its fatal landing accident in July the wreckage has now been dragged into the FAT maintenance area for examination. The forward section of the fuselage was fragmented on impact.

(NFB photo)

Photo source - Roy Ferris via Steve Ferris

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Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT)
B-2029
August 1975

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Songshan Airport, Taipei, Taiwan in August 1975.

After its fatal landing accident in July the wreckage has now been dragged into the FAT maintenance area for examination.

Roy (third from left), who worked for Vickers (later BAC) had flown up from his base in Australia to help the Taiwanese authorities with the crash investigation.

(NFB photo)

Photo source - Roy Ferris via Steve Ferris

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Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT)
B-2029
August 1975

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Songshan Airport, Taipei, Taiwan in August 1975.

After its fatal landing accident in July the wreckage has now been dragged into the FAT maintenance area for examination.

This is some of the smaller parts from the forward section of the fuselage and engine nacelles and also includes the remains of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525F engines.

In the background is FAT Sud SE-210 Caravelle VIR B-2505 with another one in the hangar.

(NFB photo)

Photo source - Roy Ferris via Steve Ferris

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