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Viscount c/n 451

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Below are the 19 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 451 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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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ASDP
January 1963

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd prior to the sale to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 7 January 1963 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP16278 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ASDP
February 1963

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd prior to the sale to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa February 1963 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

Note the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525 engines awaiting installation.

The transportation 'skid' stands were returned to Rolls-Royce for re-use.

A Vickers Photo

Photo source - Alan Lord collection

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ASDP
February 1963

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd prior to the sale to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa February 1963 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

A Vickers Photo

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ASDP
June 1963

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd prior to the sale to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in early June 1963.

Vickers Photo Ref MP16841 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ASDP
June 1963

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd prior to the sale to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 26 June 1963 just before its Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) test flight.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Vickers Photo Ref MP17341 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ASDP
June 1963

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd prior to the sale to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 26 June 1963 just before it departed on its Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) test flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP17342 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ASDP
June 1963

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd prior to the sale to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in late June 1963 after its Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) test flight.

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

Vickers Photo Ref MP17389X1 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
B-402
September 1972

Re-registered from 402. Taken at Nan Yuan Airport, Beijing, China 25 September 1972.

Note the extremely long pickup truck converted to carry a set of access steps.

Photo source - R J Graf

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Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
B-402
September 1974

Re-registered from 402. Taken at Nan Yuan Airport, Beijing, China in September 1974 with a CAAC Hawker Siddeley HS121 Trident 2E in the background.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
B-402
June 1979

Re-registered from 402. Taken at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong circa June 1979 inside one of the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd (HAECO) maintenance hangars.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co (HAECO)

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVZ
December 1983

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in December 1983 with Pelita Air Service Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules PK-PLT in the background.

This airport closed in March 1985 and was replaced by Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVZ
November 1988

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in November 1988 awaiting early-morning passengers.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Stephen Knight

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVZ
August 1989

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa August 1989.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ger Buskermolen

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVZ
March 1990

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 24 March 1990 together with a sister aircraft and three others operated by Mandala Airlines.

This was certainly the heyday for Viscounts in Indonesia.

Photo source - Eckhard Feuerstein

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVZ
June 1991

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa June 1991 looking like it needs a good wash.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVZ
March 1992

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 4 March 1992.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Also note that the integral front 'airsteps' have now been removed.

Photo source - Danny Grew

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVZ
November 1993

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 3 November 1993.

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVZ
November 1993

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 3 November 1993.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVZ
June 2002

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken stored at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in June 2002.

It still has its Rolls-Royce Dart engines installed but they were eventually removed and sold to H+S Aviation Ltd in the UK for spares recovery to support other Dart overhauls.

The airframe was finally scrapped sometime in 2003. PK-IVY (C/N 455) is seen in the right background.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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