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Viscount c/n 454

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Below are the 11 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 454 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-ASDT
June 1963

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 26 June 1963 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The tail in front belongs to G-ASDS (C/N 453). Vickers Photo Ref MP17343X1 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
B-408
August 1974

Delivered new to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and now re-registered as B-408. Taken at an unknown location in August 1974.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
B-408
September 1978

Delivered new to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and now re-registered as B-408. Taken at Beijing Airport, China circa September 1978.

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

Photo source - Brian G Nichols

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Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
B-408
April 1980

Delivered new to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and now re-registered as B-408. Taken at an unknown location in April 1980.

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVX
November 1983

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong in November 1983 after an overhaul and repaint in Bouraq livery by Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd (HAECO).

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVX
May 1984

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa May 1984.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVX
June 1988

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa June 1988.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVX
November 1988

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

Photo source - Stephen Knight

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVX
May 1991

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 5 May 1991 in its final livery.

Photo source - Ger Buskermolen

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVX
September 1991

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 29 September 1991.

It is undergoing maintenance in the open air which were normal conditions as hangar space was not usually available at this airport.

They are not using the integral front 'airsteps', so these may well have been removed.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - John Chapman

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVX
September 1991

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 29 September 1991.

The very distinctive terminal building was designed by Paul Andreu, a French architect who also designed Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France.

They are not using the integral front 'airsteps', so these may well have been removed.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - John Chapman

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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