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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Latest 60 Viscount photos

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Below are the latest 60 photos added to the museum starting with the most recent 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.

1

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of the rear storage area.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

2

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of a rear washroom.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

3

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of a rear washroom.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

4

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of the third section of the cabin with a bedroom area. Note the silouette map of Brasil on the hardwood bulkhead.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

5

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of the second section of the cabin with a table between the facing seats and a pair of lounge chairs on the opposite side.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

6

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of the second section of the cabin with a table between the facing seats on this side of the cabin.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

7

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of the main section of the cabin with a table between the facing seats in the area.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

8

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of the main section of the cabin viewed from the forward galley bulkhead.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

9

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view from just inside the port front door looking to the rear.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

10

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of the radio operator's position opposite the forward galley.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

11

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of a pair of cabin crew seats and the radio operator's position opposite the forward galley.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

12

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of a pair of cabin crew seats opposite the forward galley.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

13

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of the galley just inside the port front door.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

14

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of the First Officer's seat. Note the yellow weather radar screen.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

15

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of the cockpit overhead panel.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

16

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of the well preserved cockpit.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

17

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of the Captain's seat. Note the yellow weather radar screen.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

18

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. A view of the forward cabin looking towards the cockpit.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

19

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. It has been temporarily moved out into the sunshine. A rare opportunity to have a look inside.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

20

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. It has been temporarily moved out into the sunshine.

Photo source - Gilson Campos

21

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
May 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 12 May 2018 with owner David Hines at the port front cabin door with his faithful dog.

Photo source - George Hatchman

22

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
May 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 12 May 2018. The blister hangar certainly protects the paintwork from the effects of the sun. Note the stunted port wing with only one dummy R-R Dart engine nacelle.

Photo source - George Hatchman

23

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
May 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 12 May 2018. The instrument panels have now been installed in order to improve the appearance of the cockpit.

Photo source - George Hatchman

24

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
May 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 12 May 2018. George is ready to install the instrument panels in order to improve the appearance of the cockpit.

Photo source - George Hatchman

25

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
May 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. George has created realistic instrument faces in order to improve the appearance of the cockpit.

Photo source - George Hatchman

26

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
April 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 14 April 2018.

Photo source - George Hatchman

27

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
April 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 13 April 2018. A circular ex WWII Lysaght hangar was completed in September 2016.

Photo source - George Hatchman

28

Trans IntAir
ZS-NNI c/n 435
November 2002

Purchased from Planes R Us (Pty) Ltd. Taken landing at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in November 2002 on runway 03R.

Photo source - Bob Adams

29

Trans IntAir
ZS-NNI c/n 435
November 2002

Purchased from Planes R Us (Pty) Ltd. Taken landing at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in November 2002 on runway 03R.

Photo source - Bob Adams

30

Air Ogooue
3D-JAP c/n 382
June 2001

Purchased from Interflight. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in June 2001. Freight is being loaded through the forward cabin door. After departure it returned with a technical problem.

Photo source - Bob Adams

31

Aer Lingus
EI-AOF c/n 176
June 1967

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and now named as 'St Cathal'. The sad accident scene in a wheat field at Ballymadun, two miles north of Ashbourne, near Dublin, Ireland 22 June 1967.

Photo source - Geoff Copley collection

32

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-ASED c/n 419
September 1971

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 7 September 1971. The nose undercarriage leg collapsed as the aircraft taxied out for departure. More details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - David Fox

33

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-ASED c/n 419
September 1971

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 7 September 1971. The nose undercarriage leg collapsed as the aircraft taxied out for departure. More details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - David Fox

34

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-ASED c/n 419
September 1971

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 7 September 1971. The nose undercarriage leg collapsed as the aircraft taxied out for departure. More details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Geoff Copley collection

35

Kiemele Museum
G-AVHE c/n 363
March 2015

Forward fuselage section transferred from Albatros Flugmuseum at Stuttgart Airport, Germany. Taken at Seifertshofen, near Eschach, Germany 20 March 2015. Note the ex West German Air Force Nord 2501D Noratlas top left and an ex East German Air Force Antonov on the right.

Photo source - Google Earth

36

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. It has been temporarily moved out into the sunshine.

Photo source - Carlos F T Motta collection

37

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWE c/n 4
January 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) as their first Viscount named as 'R M A Discovery'. Taken during a training flight in early January 1953.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

38

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
April 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 5 April 2018. It has been temporarily moved out into the sunshine.

Photo source - Carlos F T Motta collection

39

Flugzeug Restaurant Silbervogel
D-ANAB c/n 369
April 2018

Transferred from Escherhausen, Germany for use as a restaurant. Taken at Ricklingen, Mercedesstrasse 1 near Hannover, Germany 28 April 2018.

Photo source - Chris Overing

40

Flugzeug Restaurant Silbervogel
D-ANAB c/n 369
April 2018

Transferred from Escherhausen, Germany for use as a restaurant. Taken at Ricklingen, Mercedesstrasse 1 near Hannover, Germany 28 April 2018.

Photo source - Chris Overing

41

Mid Atlantic Air Museum (MAAM)
N7471 c/n 233
October 2006

Donated by Tony Abad and re-registered from N555SL. Taken at Carl A Spaatz Field, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA 17 October 2006.

Photo source - Don Prytherch

42

Mid Atlantic Air Museum (MAAM)
N7471 c/n 233
July 2007

Donated by Tony Abad and re-registered from N555SL. Taken at Carl A Spaatz Field, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA 21 July 2007.

Photo source - Don Prytherch

43

Mid Atlantic Air Museum (MAAM)
N7471 c/n 233
July 2007

Donated by Tony Abad and re-registered from N555SL. Taken at Carl A Spaatz Field, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA 21 July 2007.

Photo source - Don Prytherch

44

Mid Atlantic Air Museum (MAAM)
N7471 c/n 233
July 2007

Donated by Tony Abad and re-registered from N555SL. Taken at Carl A Spaatz Field, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA 21 July 2007. A crusty nose!

Photo source - Don Prytherch

45

Mid Atlantic Air Museum (MAAM)
N7471 c/n 233
July 2007

Donated by Tony Abad and re-registered from N555SL. Taken at Carl A Spaatz Field, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA 21 July 2007.

Photo source - Don Prytherch

46

Mid Atlantic Air Museum (MAAM)
N7471 c/n 233
July 2007

Donated by Tony Abad and re-registered from N555SL. Taken at Carl A Spaatz Field, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA 21 July 2007.

Photo source - Don Prytherch

47

Mid Atlantic Air Museum (MAAM)
N7471 c/n 233
July 2007

Donated by Tony Abad and re-registered from N555SL. Taken at Carl A Spaatz Field, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA 21 July 2007.

Photo source - Don Prytherch

48

Ministry of Supply
VX217 c/n 2
November 1956

Returned to the Ministry of Supply after various short leases for flight trials. Taken landing at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England circa November 1956. Note the mast above the cockpit which accurately measured the amount of yaw experienced during varying flight conditions.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

49

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria Airport, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014. A view of a pair of nicely restored cabin seats. The museum introduced a scheme where individuals could sponsor the restoration of a seat and in return the museum created an 'occupied' tag.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

50

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria Airport, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014. A view of the nicely restored cabin looking towards the rear.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

51

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria Airport, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014. A view of the nicely restored cabin looking towards the front.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

52

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria Airport, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014. A view of the nicely restored rear galley.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

53

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria Airport, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014. A view of the nicely restored rear galley.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

54

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria Airport, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014. This is the rear cabin door which leads to the nicely restored rear galley.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

55

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria Airport, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

56

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria Airport, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

57

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF c/n 396
May 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Michael Faraday' but now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1966. Chris's father Reg was a travel writer so took this opportunity to take some photos of his son during their journey home to Heathrow after a family holiday on the island. Chris is at the top of the steps still carrying his bucket, spade and rock pool catch net.

Photo source - Reg Butler via Chris Butler

58

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF c/n 396
May 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Michael Faraday' but now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1966. Chris's father Reg was a travel writer so took this opportunity to take some photos of his son during their journey home to Heathrow after a family holiday on the island.

Photo source - Reg Butler via Chris Butler

59

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF c/n 396
May 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Michael Faraday' but now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1966. Chris's father Reg was a travel writer so took this opportunity to take some photos of his son during their journey home to Heathrow after a family holiday on the island.

Photo source - Reg Butler via Chris Butler

60

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APKF c/n 396
May 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Michael Faraday' but now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1966. Chris's father Reg was a travel writer so took this opportunity to take some photos of his son during their journey home to Heathrow after a family holiday on the island.

Photo source - Reg Butler via Chris Butler

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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