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Viscount c/n 442

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Below are the 17 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 442 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-LAM
June 1962

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) named 'L.v. Beethoven' (Ludwig van Beethoven). Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria in June 1962.

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

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAM
June 1962

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) named 'L.v. Beethoven' (Ludwig van Beethoven). Taken at an unknown location circa June 1962.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and that the name is on the cabin door but was moved to the lower forward fuselage circa 1963.

This image is from a Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys) album cover produced for HMV records.

Photo source - Sean Naghibi collection

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAM
December 1962

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) named 'L.v. Beethoven' (Ludwig van Beethoven). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa December 1962.

The winter of 1962/63 was the worst on record in the UK since 1795 with temperatures as low as - 16C.

The sea froze for half a mile off the Kent coast at Herne Bay and ice floes were seen in the river Thames.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAM
May 1963

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) named 'L.v. Beethoven' (Ludwig van Beethoven). Taken departing from Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany 29 May 1963.

Note the motif on the front cabin door and the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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Austrian Air Transport
OE-IAM
May 1964

Leased from Austrian Airlines (AUA) and re-registered named 'L.v. Beethoven' (Ludwig van Beethoven). Taken departing from Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany in May 1964.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Manfred Winter

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Austrian Air Transport
OE-IAM
June 1964

Leased from Austrian Airlines (AUA) and re-registered named 'L.v. Beethoven' (Ludwig van Beethoven). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1964.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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Austrian Air Transport
OE-IAM
April 1965

Leased from Austrian Airlines (AUA) and re-registered named 'L.v. Beethoven' (Ludwig van Beethoven). Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa April 1965 in the full Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

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Austrian Air Transport
OE-IAM
June 1967

Leased from Austrian Airlines (AUA) and re-registered named 'L.v. Beethoven' (Ludwig van Beethoven). Taken at W A Mozart Airport, Maxglan, Salzburg, Austria in June 1967.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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Austrian Air Transport
OE-IAM
July 1967

Leased from Austrian Airlines (AUA) and re-registered named 'L.v. Beethoven' (Ludwig van Beethoven). Taken at W A Mozart Airport, Maxglan, Salzburg, Austria in July 1967.

Photo source - Austrian Airlines Archive

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Austrian Air Transport
OE-IAM
June 1968

Leased from Austrian Airlines (AUA) and re-registered named 'L.v. Beethoven' (Ludwig van Beethoven). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 9 June 1968.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - John Smith

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1347
November 1971

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 6 November 1971.

It is still in the basic Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery less titles with the Colombian registration applied prior to delivery.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Also note the lack of a hyphen in the registration.

Photo source - Jim Brazier

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1347
November 1971

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 14 November 1971.

It is still in the basic Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery less titles with the Colombian registration applied prior to delivery.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Also note the lack of a hyphen in the registration.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1347
November 1971

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 14 November 1971.

It is still in the basic Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery less titles with the Colombian registration applied prior to delivery.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Also note the lack of a hyphen in the registration.

Photo source - Andy Shackleford

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1347
November 1971

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in November 1971 after a thunder storm.

It is still in the basic Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery less titles with the Colombian registration applied prior to delivery.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Also note the lack of a hyphen in the registration.

The tail in the background belongs to Midland Air Cargo Bristol 170 Freighter Mark 32 G-APAV.

Photo source - Steve Williams

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1347
November 1971

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in November 1971.

It is still in the basic Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery less titles with the Colombian registration applied prior to delivery.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Also note the lack of a hyphen in the registration.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1347
November 1971

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in November 1971.

It is still in the basic Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery less titles with the Colombian registration applied prior to delivery.

Note the lack of a hyphen in the registration.

Part of another ex AUA Viscount HK-1267 (C/N 441) can be seen to the left.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU)
HK-1347
January 1972

Leased from Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) named as 'Pipatón'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa January 1972.

It only operated with LAU for less than two months before it crashed.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Glenn Thrower collection

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