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Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 456

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Below are the 15 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 456 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-ASDV
November 1962

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd prior to the sale to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Hurn Airport, Hampshire, England 2 November 1962 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP15896 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ASDV
November 1962

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd prior to the sale to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Hurn Airport, Hampshire, England 2 November 1962 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is G-ASDU (C/N 455).

Vickers Photo Ref MP15897 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ASDV
December 1963

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd prior to the sale to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Hurn Airport, Hampshire, England 19 December 1963 during the engine ground running phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP18667 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ASDV
April 1964

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd prior to the sale to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Hurn Airport, Hampshire, England in April 1964.

Vickers Photo Ref MP19179 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ASDV
April 1964

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd prior to the sale to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Hurn Airport, Hampshire, England in April 1964.

It was painted up in full CAAC livery after its arrival in China.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

This was the last CAAC Viscount to be delivered.

Photo source - Ray Breakingbury

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVU
March 1990

Purchased from the Chinese Air Force. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 24 March 1990.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Andy Martin

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVU
February 1992

Purchased from the Chinese Air Force. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in February 1992 with an unidentified Viscount stored in the background.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVU
March 1992

Purchased from the Chinese Air Force. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 4 March 1992.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Paul J Hooper

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVU
June 1992

Purchased from the Chinese Air Force. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in June 1992.

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-IVU
October 1992

Purchased from the Chinese Air Force. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 12 October 1992.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Gerard Helmer

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVU
November 1993

Purchased from the Chinese Air Force. Taken at Adisutjipto International Airport, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia 6 November 1993 in a later livery.

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

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVU
June 1994

Purchased from the Chinese Air Force. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in June 1994.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Uli Schus

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVU
October 1995

Purchased from the Chinese Air Force. Taken stored at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 15 October 1995.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Perry Hoppe

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVU
May 1996

Purchased from the Chinese Air Force. Taken stored at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 6 May 1996 along with several others.

Photo source - Soren Madsen - CPH Aviation

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Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVU
June 2002

Purchased from the Chinese Air Force. 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 2004.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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