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Viscount c/n 440

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Below are the 23 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 440 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-LAK
July 1959

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) named 'Franz Schubert'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 13 July 1959 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

It was originally being built for Ansett-ANA as a V.832.

After the order was cancelled Vickers identified this aircraft and C/N 438 as a generic V.810U pending a further sale.

It was soon sold to Austria and completed as a V.837.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10452 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAK
April 1966

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) named 'Johann Strauss'. Taken departing from Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in April 1966.

The aircraft behind are Internord Douglas DC7B on the left and Braathens S.A.F.E. Douglas DC-6B LN-SUK on the right with a Transglobe Bristol Britannia tail visible above the south pier.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAK
April 1967

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) named 'Johann Strauss'. Taken landing at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany 14 April 1967.

Photo source - Bill Bushell

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAK
April 1969

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) named 'Johann Strauss'. Taken at W A Mozart Airport, Maxglan, Salzburg, Austria 26 April 1969.

For some reason they are not using the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAK
June 1969

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) named 'Johann Strauss'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1969.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAK
August 1969

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) named 'Johann Strauss'. Taken at W A Mozart Airport, Maxglan, Salzburg, Austria 5 August 1969.

For some reason they are not using the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

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Austrian Air Transport
OE-LAK
July 1970

Leased from Austrian Airlines (AUA) still named 'Johann Strauss'. Taken landing at Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany 22 July 1970.

It was still in the full AUA livery.

Photo source - Manfred Winter

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAK
September 1970

Returned from Austrian Air Transport lease still named 'Johann Strauss'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 14 September 1970.

Note the ramp expansion in the background.

Photo source - Glyn Woods

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAK
June 1971

Returned from Austrian Air Transport lease still named 'Johann Strauss'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa June 1971.

Photo source - Sean Naghibi collection

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAK
August 1971

Returned from Austrian Air Transport lease still named 'Johann Strauss'. Taken landing at Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany 7 August 1971.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Shackleton Aviation Ltd
OE-LAK
September 1971

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire in September 1971, shortly after its arrival from Austria.

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

Photo source - Steve Williams

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Shackleton Aviation Ltd
OE-LAK
October 1971

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken stored at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire in October 1971, after its arrival from Austria.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Gordon Riley

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Shackleton Aviation Ltd
OE-LAK
November 1971

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken stored at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 20 November 1971.

It is still in the basic Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery less titles.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and that two of the main undercarrige wheels are missing!

Photo source - Carl Ford

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1412
January 1972

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 18 January 1972 during the delivery to Colombia, still in the ex Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery.

It is parked on the north side of the airport near the Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL) hangars.

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

Note the Canadian Armed Forces Lockheed CF-104 on the left with others out of view which were maintained or stored by SAL under contract.

Photo source - Alan Barclay

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Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU)
HK-1412
March 1972

Leased from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) and named 'Yurupary'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in March 1972.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU)
HK-1412
March 1972

Leased from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) and named 'Yurupary'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in March 1972.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU)
HK-1412
June 1972

Leased from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) and named 'Yurupary'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa June 1972.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1412
September 1972

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 1 September 1972.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1412
September 1972

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken stored at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 18 September 1972 minus its Dart engines.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1412
June 1973

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken departing from an unknown location circa June 1973.

This is a Movifoto Postcard Ref 6360-81

Photo source - Leonardo Pin collection

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1412
February 1977

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in February 1977 re-painted in a later livery.

The registration is being applied.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1412
February 1977

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in February 1977 re-painted in a later livery.

The registration is being applied.

It still needs a No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart engine and propeller.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1412
February 1977

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in February 1977 re-painted in a later livery.

It is now complete, and ready to return to service.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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