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Viscount c/n 459

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Below are the 13 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 459 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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All Nippon Airways (ANA)
JA8210
June 1964

Delivered new to All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan circa June 1964.

Note that the All Nippon Airways titles have now been applied in English.

Also note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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All Nippon Airways (ANA)
JA8210
June 1966

Delivered new to All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan circa June 1966 undergoing maintenance including a repaint of the blue on the nose.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

ANA issued postcard No.99

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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All Nippon Airways (ANA)
JA8210
February 1969

Delivered new to All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan 22 February 1969.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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All Nippon Airways (ANA)
JA8210
July 1969

Delivered new to All Nippon Airways (ANA). Taken at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan in July 1969.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVM
June 1975

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA) and named 'Merauke'. Taken at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa June 1975 in the original livery.

Photo source - Ger Buskermolen

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Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVM
May 1979

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA) and named 'Merauke'. Taken at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 22 May 1979 in the second livery.

Photo source - Peter de Groot

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Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVM
June 1981

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA) and named 'Merauke'. Taken at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa June 1981.

Photo source - Petr Popelář

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Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVM
June 1983

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA) and now named 'Lombok'. Taken at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa June 1983 in the third livery with three Garuda Indonesian Airways McDonnell Douglas DC-9 behind.

There were several Indonesian airlines all fighting for the same domestic business, which often came down to price rather than speed, which kept the Viscounts competitive.

This city centre airport closed 31 March 1985 having been replaced by Soekarno-Hatta Airport which was further out of Jakarta.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVM
July 1984

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA) and now named 'Lombok'. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in July 1984.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVM
June 1985

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA) and now named 'Lombok'. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia circa June 1985.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

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Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVM
June 1987

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA) and now named 'Lombok'. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in June 1987 in the fourth and final livery.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVM
June 1988

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA) and now named 'Lombok'. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in June 1988.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVM
April 1992

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA) and now named 'Lombok'. Taken stored at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in April 1992.

The Rolls-Royce Dart engines were removed in March 1989 as they still had a value supplying parts to other engines.

It was finally scrapped in November 1992.

Photo source - Julian Norwill

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