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Vickers Viscount Network
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

Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd
G-AZNA c/n 350
June 1991

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taked stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa June 1991 with all four R-R Dart engines and propellers removed for use on other aircraft.

Photo source - Nicholas Cox

2

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-AZNA c/n 350
August 1984

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in August 1984.

Photo source - Steve Arthur

3

British United Airways (BUA)
G-AODG c/n 77
April 1961

Transferred from Airwork Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa April 1961. (Photo Ref V455)

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

4

Interflight
3C-PBH c/n 382
October 2000

Returned from Air Zimbabwe lease. Taken at Lanseria International Airport, near Johannesburg, South Africa 24 October 2000.

Photo source - Simon Brooke

5

Union of Burma Airways
XY-ADF c/n 188
June 1957

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken during a test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in June 1957. (Vickers Photo Ref 761D)

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

6

British Airways (BA)
G-AMON c/n 27
August 1973

Transferred from Cambrian Airways after operating services for BOAC - British Overseas Airways Corporation due to a corporate merger involving both companies. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland in August 1973. On the left is G-AMOG (C/N 7) which was also transferred.

Photo source - Don McKay

7

British Airways (BA)
G-AMOG * c/n 7
August 1973

Transferred from Cambrian Airways after operating services for BOAC - British Overseas Airways Corporation due to a corporate merger involving both companies. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland in August 1973. On the right is G-AMON (C/N 27) which was also transferred.

Photo source - Don McKay

8

Air France
F-BGNT c/n 37
May 1957

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 22 May 1957.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

9

Air France
F-BGNS c/n 36
June 1954

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 4 June 1954 during the test flight phase.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

10

Air France
F-BGNR c/n 35
June 1955

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 5 June 1955.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

11

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267 c/n 441
November 1972

Returned from LAU - Lineas Aereas la Urraca lease. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa November 1972 freshly repainted in a smart new livery.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

12

British Airways (BA)
G-WHIZ * c/n 75
June 1975

Fuselage transferred from Cambrian Airways and continued to be used as a cabin services trainer. Talen at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales circa June 1975. Note the hand rail on the wing stub adjacent to the emergency windows. This fictitious registration was also used on C/N 17.

Photo source - Phillip Lawson

13

British United Airways (BUA)
G-ASED c/n 419
September 1966

Returned from Aviaco lease. Taken arriving at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany circa September 1966. Note that the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

14

Alidair
G-ARIR c/n 36
June 1980

Returned from Guernsey Airlines lease. Taken departing from Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1980 with Alidair Scotland titles. Note that the nose undercarriage leg is well in advance of the main undercarriage in the retraction process.

Photo source - Mike Kell

15

British United Airways (BUA)
G-APTD c/n 426
November 1968

Returned from Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines lease. Taken about to depart from a very wet Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany circa November 1968.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

16

British Eagle International Airlines
G-AOCC c/n 93
May 1966

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named as 'City of Belfast'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in May 1966. In the background is a KLM Viscount, Dan-Air Airspeed Ambassador, Invicta Airways Douglas DC-4 and a Caledonian Airways Douglas DC-7.

Photo source - Keith Till

17

Guernsey Airlines
G-BDRC c/n 52
October 1982

Leased from Inter City Airlines named as 'Sarnia II'. Taken at an unknown location in October 1982.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

18

Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc (WCAM)
CF-THS c/n 279
May 1984

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd, preserved and restored as CF-THS. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in May 1984 after its removal from the museum hangar as part of a re-organistion of the aircraft before a visit from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in September.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

19

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP c/n 265
May 1985

Returned from Jersey Air Ferries lease and now named as 'Viscount Corbiere'. Taken landing at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1985.

Photo source - Mike Kell

20

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-AOYM c/n 262
May 1985

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1985.

Photo source - Mike Kell

21

Aer Lingus
EI-AOG c/n 172
June 1970

Purchased from KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines and named as 'St Finian. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1970. The aircraft behind is EI-AJI (C/N 289).

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

22

Aer Lingus
EI-AMA c/n 258
June 1970

Purchased from Maritime Central Airways. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1970. The aircraft behind is EI-AJI (C/N 289).

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

23

Aer Lingus
EI-ALG c/n 312
June 1970

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named as 'St Kieran'. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1970.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

24

Aer Lingus
EI-AJI c/n 289
June 1970

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named as 'St Gall'. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1970.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

25

KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
PH-VIB c/n 173
April 1965

Delivered new to KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines named as 'Louis Bleriot'. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in April 1965 with all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines running and awaiting air traffic control clearance to depart from stand 6.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

26

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAL c/n 441
September 1964

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines and now named as 'W A Mozart'. Taken at Innsbruck Airport, Austria in September 1964. Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - John Powell

27

Luxair
LX-LGC c/n 376
August 1969

Purchased from Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd and named as 'Prince Guillaume'. Taken arriving at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria in August 1969. Note that the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

28

Philstone International Ltd
G-CSZB c/n 248
April 1983

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England 23 April 1983 outside the West Country Aircraft Servicing Ltd facility. Note the ex Moroccan Air Force Douglas C-47 in the background, now registered at N54599.

Photo source - Chris England

29

Janus Airways
G-BDRC c/n 52
April 1984

Purchased from Inter City Airlines by Hards Travel still named as 'Sarnia II'. Taken at Exeter Airport, Devon, England 4 April 1984 outside the West Country Aircraft Servicing Ltd facility, now repainted in Janus Airways livery to match G-ARGR (C/N 14) and G-ARIR (C/N 36), but although it was then delivered to Lydd Airport, Kent, England it never entered service as severe corrosion was discovered.

Photo source - Chris England

30

British United Airways (BUA)
G-AODG c/n 77
June 1961

Transferred from Transair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Elmdon Airport, Birmingham, West Midlands, England circa June 1961.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

31

New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE c/n 282
January 1966

Delivered new to NAC - New Zealand National Airways Corporation named as 'City of Auckland'. Taken flying over Auckland Harbour, New Zealand circa January 1966.

Photo source - Sean Naghibi collection

32

Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)
YS-28C c/n 212
January 1973

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at an unknown location in January 1973. Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the original Capital Airlines specification. Does anyone recognise the location? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Dave Howell collection

33

Sudan Airways
ST-AAN c/n 419
April 1960

Leased from Airwork Ltd. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 24 April 1960 in the southern maintenance area. Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed. It had presumably returned to the UK for servicing.

Photo source - Terence Wong-Lane collection

34

Condor Flugdienst GmbH
D-ANUN c/n 338
November 1968

Leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in November 1968.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

35

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAM c/n 368
November 1968

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in November 1968.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

36

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAF c/n 447
June 1967

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in June 1967 with revised Lufthansa titles and repositioned registration.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

37

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHK c/n 160
June 1960

Delivered new to BEA - British European Airways named as 'R M A John Hanning Speke'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1960 with BEA airframe, electrical, instrument, radio and radar apprentices. In the back row is;- ‘Dave Pardy’ X ‘Peter Pearn’ X X X X X ‘Dave Exall’ ‘Roger Fenton’ X ‘Ian Thornton’. In the middle row is;- X ‘Dave Morris’ X ‘Roy Lawrence’ ‘Martin Hoare’ X X ‘Terry Absalom’ ‘Anthony Rayner ‘Tony Taylor’ X X. In the front row is;- X X ‘Len Maskery’ X X X X X X X X ‘John Buckley’ ‘Graham Smith’ ‘Keith Callow’". Can you help us fill in the Xs? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Keith Callow

38

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAD c/n 340
March 1969

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in March 1969 with Atlantis Douglas DC-7C D-ABYF in the background.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

39

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAC c/n 370
November 1968

Aircraft originally ordered and built for Niarchos as a V.819. Converted on the production line to a V.814 for Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in November 1968 in a later livery.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

40

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAB c/n 369
January 1969

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken arriving at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in January 1969 in a later livery. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

41

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQP c/n 323
January 1974

Delivered new to PLUNA – Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea named as 'Libertador Gral Jose de San Martin'. Taken stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in Janyuary 1974 after the removal of all useful parts.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

42

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN c/n 321
January 1958

Delivered new to PLUNA - Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1958.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

43

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGC c/n 446
August 2016

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo in August 2016 still looking very shabby and abandoned. The tail of Z-WGB (C/N 436) can be seen in the left background.

Photo source - Mike Tucker

44

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGC c/n 446
August 2016

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo in August 2016 still looking very shabby and abandoned.

Photo source - Mike Tucker

45

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGC c/n 446
August 2016

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo in August 2016 still looking very shabby and abandoned.

Photo source - Mike Tucker

46

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB c/n 436
August 2016

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo in August 2016 still looking very shabby and abandoned. In the background is Z-WGC (C/N 446) in the same condition.

Photo source - Mike Tucker

47

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB c/n 436
August 2016

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo in August 2016 still looking very shabby and abandoned.

Photo source - Mike Tucker

48

Flying Pot Restaurant
Z-WGB c/n 436
August 2016

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe for use as a restaurant. Taken at Chegutu, 70 km southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe on the road to Kadoma and Bulawayo in August 2016 still looking very shabby and abandoned.

Photo source - Mike Tucker

49

Aer Lingus
D-ADAN c/n 421
September 1972

Repossessed from Air Commerz. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in September 1972.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

50

Aer Lingus
D-ADAM c/n 423
September 1972

Repossessed from Air Commerz. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in September 1972.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

51

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THM c/n 273
December 1957

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '631'. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 18 December 1957 during the delivery to Canada in the later 'white top' livery.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

52

Don Fyk
CF-THB c/n 219
June 2013

Gutted remains purchased from Ray Gilson. Taken at Garland, Manitoba, Canada circa June 2013 with a view of the port fuselage taken from the wooden staging.

Photo source - Reid Dickie

53

Don Fyk
CF-THB c/n 219
June 2013

Gutted remains purchased from Ray Gilson. Taken at Garland, Manitoba, Canada circa June 2013 with a view of the port wing and empty engine nacelles taken from the wooden staging.

Photo source - Reid Dickie

54

Don Fyk
CF-THB c/n 219
June 2013

Gutted remains purchased from Ray Gilson. Taken at Garland, Manitoba, Canada circa June 2013 with Don standing by the aircraft.

Photo source - Reid Dickie

55

Viscount Unlimited Inc
N145RA c/n 341
October 2001

Purchased from Fred S Brown Enterprises. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa October 2001. Note the 'Rod Stewart' titles on the rear fuselage from a music tour in 1988 and the 'feathered' propellers.

Photo source - Karen Goodcell

56

Pima Air and Space Museum
N22SN c/n 40
October 1994

Donated by Walter and Dennese Cole. Taken at the museum in Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1994. The storage conditions are ideal for open display as demonstrated by the nearby Davis Monthan Air Force Base storage area which has catered for thousands of aircraft over the years, particularly since the 1950s.

Photo source - Nico Baljé

57

Pima Community College Aviation School
4X-AVE c/n 403
October 1994

Acquired from Go Transportation. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1994 still in its Arkia livery.

Photo source - Nico Baljé

58

Viscount Unlimited Inc
N145RA c/n 341
October 1994

Purchased from Fred S Brown Enterprises. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1994. A closeup of the 'Rod Stewart' titles on the forward fuselage from a music tour in 1988.

Photo source - Nico Baljé

59

Viscount Unlimited Inc
N145RA c/n 341
October 1994

Purchased from Fred S Brown Enterprises. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1994. Note the 'Rod Stewart' titles on the forward fuselage from a music tour in 1988 and the 'feathered' propeller.

Photo source - Nico Baljé

60

Viscount Unlimited Inc
N906RB c/n 184
October 1994

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc for spares recovery. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1994. Note the integral front 'airsteps' and extended range 'slipper' tanks.

Photo source - Nico Baljé

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