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Viscount c/n 455

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Below are the 14 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 455 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-ASDU
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.

This one is clearly lagging behind the others which is probably as a result of needing to find spares that are not on the USA restriction list, which certainly made the construction of all six much longer than normal.

Vickers Photo Ref MP16279 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
B-410
June 1981

Delivered new to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and re-registered from 410. Taken at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong circa June 1981 with a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747 in the background.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVY
May 1984

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

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVY
November 1988

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 13 November 1988.

Photo source - Stephen Knight

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVY
June 1989

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken arriving at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa June 1989 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

It has now dropped the 'Indonesia' from the titles.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

NARA-Verlag postcard Ref 245.

Photo source - Martin Bach

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVY
March 1990

Purchased from ivil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 24 March 1990 in a later livery.

Photo source - Andy Martin

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVY
April 1990

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in April 1990 in a later livery.

A nice lineup of types including another Bouraq Viscount and a Mandala Viscount.

Also visible are several Mandala Lockheed 188 Electras and Bouraq Hawker Siddeley 748s.

Photo source - Andy Martin

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVY
May 1991

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

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ger Buskermolen

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVY
June 1991

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

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVY
November 1992

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Bandung Airport, West Java, Indonesia 9 November 1992.

After a period of storage outside it has now been brought into the hangar to have a cracked wing spar replaced.

Photo source - Leslie Snelleman

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVY
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-IVY
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-IVY
January 1995

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 1 January 1995.

The Viscount stored in the far right background is Merpati Airlines PK-MVG (C/N 445).

Photo source - John Chapman

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVY
June 2002

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

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

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 2004.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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