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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

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHO c/n 164
August 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in August 1971 with 'Channel Islands' titles.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

2

British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC)
G-AODH c/n 78
December 1957

Returned from British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA) lease. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in December 1957 outside the Hunting-Clan maintenance hangar on the south side of the airport. The previous registration VP-TBY can just be seen on the tail. Photo Ref V441.

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

3

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-APPU c/n 364
November 1958

Re-registered from N252V by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd for use as a short-term demonstrator. Taken at an unknown location in November 1958 being prepared to go to Warsaw, Poland for a demonstration to LOT - Polish Airlines. Photo Ref V489.

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

4

Technik Museum Speyer
D-ANAF c/n 447
April 2019

On loan from Deutsch Lufthansa AG. Taken at Speyer, Germany 15 April 2019 with Lufthansa Boeing 747-230 D-ABYM above and Securitie Civile Canadair CL-215 F-ZBAR below.

Photo source - Graham Tiller

5

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYI * c/n 257
June 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Humphrey Davy'. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, London, England in June 1961 with G-AOYG (256) on the left plus a BEA Comet 4B and a BEA Argosy in the background. Note the two Foden 'ESSO' fuel bowsers.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

6

Brooklands Museum
G-AOHT c/n 168
May 2019

British Air Ferries (BAF) scrapped the aircraft at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1991. This is the port outer wing section on a trolley at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey, England 14 May 2019. A restoration programme is on-going so that it could form part of the 'factory' exhibition along with the port outer wing section from G-AOYM (C/N 262). It now has the base coat of red which will represent the 'red square' livery introduced by BEA in 1959.

Photo source - Paul Rainbird

7

Brooklands Museum
G-AOHT c/n 168
May 2019

British Air Ferries (BAF) scrapped the aircraft at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1991. This is the port outer wing section on a trolley at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey, England 7 May 2019. A restoration programme is on-going so that it could form part of the 'factory' exhibition along with the port outer wing section from G-AOYM (C/N 262).

Photo source - Paul Rainbird

8

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF c/n 5
May 2019

Title transferred from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 14 May 2019.

Photo source - Fred Taylor

9

Continental Airlines
N249V c/n 361
June 1965

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado, USA circa June 1965. Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Zortek (flickr)

10

Continental Airlines
N245V c/n 358
June 1965

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado, USA circa June 1965. Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Zortek (flickr)

11

Channel Airways
N250V c/n 362
May 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 67 in the ex Continental livery less titles which Channel retained with minor changes. Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

12

Channel Airways
N252V c/n 364
March 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1967 in the ex Continental livery less titles which Channel retained with minor changes. Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

13

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUR c/n 342
April 1959

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at a very wet London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England 20 April 1959 on a stand in front of the Queen's building with a BEA Viscount and the Hunting-Clan maintenance hangar in the background.

Photo source - Jerry Hughes collection

14

Technik Museum Speyer
D-ANAF c/n 447
August 2014

On loan from Deutsch Lufthansa AG. Taken at Speyer, Germany circa August 2014.

Photo source - David Biscove

15

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAF c/n 447
September 1968

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Riem Airport, Munich, West Germany in September 1968.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

16

Ministry of Supply
G-AHRF c/n 1
July 1948

Built for the Ministry of Supply as the type prototype. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 16 July 1948 lifting off from the grass on its maiden flight.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

17

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AHRF c/n 1
March 1950

Re-registered from the Ministry of Supply VX211 for civil trials use. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland in March 1950 during an eight European Capital tour with the aircraft painted in a new BEA livery. Note the conventional gravity over-wing refuelling which was replaced with a pressure sytem through the No.1 and No.4 engine nacelles on later production aircraft.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

18

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AHRF c/n 1
March 1950

Re-registered from the Ministry of Supply VX211 for civil trials use. Taken at an unknown location in March 1950 during an eight European Capital tour with the aircraft painted in a new BEA livery.

Photo source - FlightGlobal Photo Library

19

Ministry of Supply
G-AHRF c/n 1
June 1948

Built for the Ministry of Supply as the type prototype. Taken on the grass at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in June 1948 having been rolled out with no markings except for the registration. Vickers Photo Ref 5967C

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

20

Ministry of Supply
G-AHRF c/n 1
September 1950

Returned from BEA commercial operation trials. Taken on its way to the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1950 still in BEA livery but did not take part in the flying display during the week. Vickers Photo Ref 6015E

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

21

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDW c/n 349
June 1960

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named as 'Rooibok'. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland circa June 1960 with the fuel bowser in attendance.

Photo source - Etienne du Plessis collection

22

Aer Lingus
EI-AOH c/n 180
June 1966

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named as 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1966.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

23

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7411 c/n 109
February 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘330’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa February 1959 on a very wet day.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

24

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7411 c/n 109
March 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '330'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1956 prior to delivery. The fully opening 'petal' nacelle cowlings shows how much access there is to service the Rolls-Royce Dart engine.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

25

British United Airways (BUA)
G-ARGR c/n 14
June 1964

Transferred from Silver City Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England circa June 1964.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

26

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOK c/n 24
April 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England circa April 1960 in the later 'red square' livery with G-AMOB (C/N 11) in the background, still in the original livery.

Photo source - Roberto Bona

27

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY c/n 382
April 1981

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Ostend, Belgium circa April 1981. There is a small 'British Airways' decal in front of the rear cabin door.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

28

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYO c/n 264
June 1963

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, London, England circa 1963 on a stand in front of the Queen's building with Vanguard G-APEA in the background and BOAC Comet 4 G-APDA being towed from the maintenance area to a stand.

Photo source - Brian Clifton

29

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM c/n 262
August 1981

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England in August 1981 with 'British' titles which were later adopted by British Air Ferries (BAF) for a short period.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

30

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVI c/n 147
December 1968

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Matthew Flinders'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia circa December 1968 with 'Hostie' Barbara Hoffman appearing at the Captain's 'Direct Vision' (DV) window.

Photo source - Greg Thom collection

31

Aer Lingus
EI-AKK c/n 422
June 1959

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named as 'St Aidan' / 'St Aodhan'. Taken arriving at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1959 with a nice selection of service vehicles waiting to advance. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down. The impressive BEA maintenance facility can be seen in the background at the easterly end of the airport.

Photo source - John W Read

32

Capital Airlines (UK)
G-AOYN c/n 263
June 1989

Sub-leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named as 'City of Dublin'. Taken at Beek Airport, Maastricht, Netherlands circa June 1989.

Photo source - Erniel Pijpers

33

Aer Lingus
EI-AMA c/n 258
May 1967

Purchased from Maritime Central Airways and named as 'St Connlaodh / St Conleth'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa May 1967.

Photo source - Glenn Beltz

34

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7462 c/n 217
February 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '380'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1957. Vickers Photo Ref 6443B

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

35

Channel Airways
G-ATVE c/n 366
January 1972

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in January 1972 with G-AVHE (C/N 363) in front.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

36

Channel Airways
G-AVHE c/n 363
January 1972

Returned from Rousseau Aviation lease. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex in January 1972. The aircraft behind is G-ATVE (C/N 366).

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

37

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AVIW c/n 358
September 1973

Leased from Alidair. Taken landing at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in September 1973.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

38

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOHT c/n 168
June 1983

Leased from the trustees of Polar Airways. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1983.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

39

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG c/n 224
May 1981

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in May 1981. It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

40

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC c/n 63
October 2018

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Leopold McLintock'. Taken at Nettuno, near Anzio, Italy 20 October 2018 during a memorial ceremony as close to the actual anniversary as possible. This year marks the 60th anniversary of this sad event.

Photo source - Terry Bannon

41

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC c/n 63
October 2018

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Leopold McLintock'. Taken at Nettuno, near Anzio, Italy 20 October 2018 during a memorial ceremony as close to the actual anniversary as possible. This year marks the 60th anniversary of this sad event.

Photo source - Terry Bannon

42

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC c/n 63
October 2018

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Leopold McLintock'. Taken at Nettuno, near Anzio, Italy 20 October 2018 during a memorial ceremony as close to the actual anniversary as possible. This year marks the 60th anniversary of this sad event. The Irish Gaelic inscription 'Sé fath mo bhuartha' translates to 'It is the Reason of My Sorrow' which is a famous Irish poem and very appropriate for all those affected by this tragic event.

Photo source - Terry Bannon

43

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC c/n 63
October 2018

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Leopold McLintock'. Taken at Nettuno, near Anzio, Italy 20 October 2018 during a memorial ceremony as close to the actual anniversary as possible. This year marks the 60th anniversary of this sad event. The crash site and location of the memorial is on a Military Base where they test weapons and artillery shells which restricted access on the actual day.

Photo source - Terry Bannon

44

Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BMCG c/n 52
April 1973

Purchased from William C Wold Associates. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France in April 1973.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

45

Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BOEB c/n 14
November 1969

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France in November 1969.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

46

Alidair
F-BOEC c/n 10
May 1975

Leased from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 10 May 1975 inside the Alidair maintenance hangar.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

47

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOHM c/n 162
March 1987

Returned from Loganair lease and now named as 'Viscount De I'sle'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1987. Note the two stored ex RAF Shorts SC.7 Belfast in the background.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

48

RAF Museum Cosford
G-AMOG * c/n 7
August 1998

On loan from British Airways (BA) who maintained it using their apprentices and displayed it as part of the British Airways collection. Taken at Cosford Airfield, Shropshire, England in August 1998.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

49

Field Aircraft Services Ltd
4X-AVD c/n 426
April 1983

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in April 1983 outside the Field Aircraft Services hangar having been robbed of all useful spares. It was finally scrapped in October 1983. The aircraft behind is Express Air Services Handley Page HPR.7 Herald G-BFRK which was also ex Arkia and returned to service in Italy.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

50

Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc (WCAM)
CF-THS c/n 279
June 1986

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd, preserved and restored as CF-THS. Taken still stored outside at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in June 1986.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

51

Mid Atlantic Air Museum (MAAM)
N7471 c/n 233
November 2018

Donated by Tony Abad and re-registered from N555SL. Taken at Carl A Spaatz Field, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA 3 November 2018 with a very crusty radome nose.

Photo source - Peter Miller

52

Maverick Equipment Company
N117H c/n 41
October 1965

Purchased from William C Wold Associates. Taken at an unknown location circa October 1965.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

53

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVX c/n 454
November 1983

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong in November 1983 after an overhaul and repaint in Bouraq livery by Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO).

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

54

Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVN c/n 417
December 1983

Leased from Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) and now un-named. Taken stored at Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in December 1983. In July 1985 it was noted painted all white, so perhaps there was a possible sale then. Sadly it was soon scrapped, mainly due to the closure of the airport for redevolpment earlier in the year, and the recent opening of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on the outskirts of the city.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

55

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVU c/n 456
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

56

Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS c/n 334
June 1986

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in June 1986. Note the missing tail cone and tailplanes. The No.2 and No.4 propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

57

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVZ c/n 451
June 2002

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and re-registered from RP-C792. 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 2003. PK-IVY (C/N 455) is seen in the right background.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

58

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVY c/n 455
June 2002

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and re-registered from RP-C795. 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

59

Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7449 c/n 205
October 1979

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken at Burbank Airport, California, USA 5 October 1979 at a Go maintenance facility. The grey Viscount in the background has not yet been identified.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

60

Go Transportation Inc
N306 c/n 191
October 1979

Transferred from Stephen M Birdman. Taken at Burbank Airport, California, USA 5 October 1979 at a Go maintenance facility. Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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