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Established 2005
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

Iraqi Airways
YI-ACU c/n 331
October 1958

Delivered new to Iraqi Airways named ‘Ibn Turaik’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1958.

It had returned to Vickers for modification work.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV)
YV-C-AMZ c/n 96
September 1962

Delivered new to Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV) named Paramaiboa. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland circa September 1962 in the second livery.

It had returned to the UK for an overhaul.

Note the construction number 96 on the tail.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

3

British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBS c/n 235
May 1964

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA 22 May 1964 with revised titles.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

4

United Air Lines
N7458 c/n 213
April 1966

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '376'. Taken at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA 8 April 1966 with N7412 (C/N 110) and N7461 (C/N 216) in the background.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the original Capital Airlines specification.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

5

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YND c/n 101
June 1966

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Mweru'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1966.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

6

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA c/n 98
August 1966

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) and now just named 'Malvern'. Taken at an unknown location circa August 1966.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

7

Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEL c/n 430
September 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1958 and starting up before departing for another test flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9153 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

8

Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEL c/n 430
September 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1958 ready for another test flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9152 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

9

Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEL c/n 430
September 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1958 and about to depart for another test flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9150 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

10

Continental Airlines
N241V c/n 355
April 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1958 prior to departing on a demonstration flight.

A nice view of the integral front 'airsteps'.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8182 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

11

Continental Airlines
N241V c/n 355
April 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1958 prior to departing on a demonstration flight.

A nice view of the integral front 'airsteps'.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8181 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

12

Hanningfield Metals
G-OPAS c/n 263
February 1997

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in February 1997.

It is in the process of being broken up into sections to be taken away for scrapping.

Luckily the forward fuselage was later acquired by the Duxford Aviation Society.

Photo taken by Martin's dad who worked for BAF.

Photo source - Martin Land

13

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUN c/n 338
October 1958

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in October 1958.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9140 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

14

Cambrian Airways
G-ANRS c/n 75
November 1969

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales circa November 1969 now minus all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - David Goodhall

15

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THE c/n 222
July 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '623'. Taken at Sudbury Airport, Ontario, Canada circa July 1959.

Photo by Captain Tom Thususka.

Photo source - John Weatherbee collection

16

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUN c/n 338
October 1958

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in October 1958.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9130 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

17

Air Commerz
D-ADAM c/n 423
June 1971

Purchased from Aer Lingus. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in June 1971.

Note the double forward freight doors, which were installed by Aer Lingus in 1967 during the conversion to V.808C standard.

Photo source - Caz Caswell collection

18

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUN c/n 338
September 1958

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England 22 September 1958 after its first flight.

A nice view of the port flaps which are still in the landing position.

Some of the Weybridge factory buildings can be seen in the background.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9099 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

19

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUN c/n 338
September 1958

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England 22 September 1958 after its first flight.

A nice view of the port flaps which are still in the landing position.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9098 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

20

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUN c/n 338
September 1958

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England 22 September 1958 after its first flight.

A nice view of the port Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9096 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

21

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUN c/n 338
September 1958

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England 22 September 1958 after its first flight.

The No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart engine cowlings have been opened to resolve a problem.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9094 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

22

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUN c/n 338
September 1958

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England 22 September 1958 before its first flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9088 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

23

Go Transportation Inc
N306 c/n 191
February 1976

Transferred from Stephen M Birdman. Taken at an unknown location circa February 1976 with 'Deep Purple' titles on the nose as part of a rock music tour.

Photo source - Glenn Thrower collection

24

Bahamas Airways
VP-BCD c/n 72
June 1966

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA in June 1966.

Photo source - Zortek (flickr)

25

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUN c/n 338
August 1958

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1958 on the production line.

Note that the aircraft has now been fuelled.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9048 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

26

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUN c/n 338
August 1958

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1958 on the production line.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9047 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

27

Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV c/n 429
July 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken during a test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in July 1958.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8944 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

28

Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEV c/n 429
July 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken during a test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in July 1958.

A nice view of the fuel discharge tube on the photographer's Viscount.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8941 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

29

British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXU c/n 248
October 1961

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 14 October 1961.

It later returned to Gatwick.

Photo source - Colin Smith

30

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-APNF c/n 225
June 1958

Returned from Aer Lingus lease. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 6 June 1958.

It went on lease to BEA the following day.

Note the non-standard 'British European Airways' titles which is not surprising as it was repainted in just a few days.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8587 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

31

Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DJC c/n 296
June 1958

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named as 'Kashmir'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in June 1958.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8555 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

32

Continental Airlines
N244V c/n 357
May 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in May 1958 on the production line.

The aircraft in front is N243V (C/N 354) and the two behind are N245V (C/N 358) and N246V (C/N 359).

Vickers Photo Ref MP8526 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

33

Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-TGZ c/n 144
August 1977

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada circa August 1977 in ex Air Canada livery.

Photo source - David Dickins

34

Hanningfield Metals
G-OHOT c/n 349
January 1997

Transferred from the AAIB (Air Accidents Investigation Branch). Taken at Templewood Industrial Estate, Stock Road, West Hanningfield, Essex, England in January 1997.

The sad remains of the forward fuselage section still strapped to the flatbed trailer.

Photo source - Alan Allen

35

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANIZ c/n 344
January 1969

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Riem Airport, Munich, West Germany in January 1969.

Photo source - Norbert Kröpfl

36

Queensland Air Museum (QAM)
VH-TVJ c/n 148
February 2006

Forward fuselage section purchased from the Gold Coast Military Museum. Taken at Caloundra, Queensland, Australia 18 February 2006 while under restoration.

Photo source - Ron Cuskelly

37

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-CSZB c/n 248
September 1998

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 1 September 1998.

It was cut up into sections the following month with the forward fuselage section saved for preservation.

Photo source - Alan Allen

38

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEX c/n 381
June 1986

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 23 June 1986 having been robbed of all useful parts.

Photo source - Mark Hall

39

Pima Air and Space Museum (PASM)
N22SN c/n 40
May 2015

Donated by Walter and Dennese Cole. Taken at the museum in Tucson, Arizona, USA 15 May 2015.

Note the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engine also on display in a powerplant build stand.

Photo source - Frank Jäger

40

Pima Air and Space Museum (PASM)
N22SN c/n 40
November 2019

Donated by Walter and Dennese Cole. Taken at the museum in Tucson, Arizona, USA 11 November 2019.

Photo source - Colin Norris

41

Mid Atlantic Air Museum (MAAM)
N7471 c/n 233
March 2017

Donated by Clara Strauss Abad and re-registered from N555SL. Taken at Carl A Spaatz Field, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA 13 March 2017.

Photo source - Frank Jäger

42

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
October 2015

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 International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 6 October 2015 and showing off the smart set of TCA steps.

It also shows the benefit of being under cover and always looking its best.

Photo source - Frank Jäger

43

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVY c/n 455
November 1992

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Bandung Airport, West Java, Indonesia 9 November 1992.

After a period of storage outside it has now been brought into the hangar to have a cracked wing spar replaced.

Photo source - Leslie Snelleman

44

Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7411 c/n 109
September 1990

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken stored at Salt Lake City Airport, Utah, USA 15 September 1990 with the faded United markings now painted over.

Photo source - Richard Black

45

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-APLX c/n 230
April 1958

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '386' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1958.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8333 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

46

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-APLX c/n 230
April 1958

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '386' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1958.

It is parked outside the test flight hangar.

The large sign still exists in a private collection.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8328 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

47

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-APKG c/n 395
April 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 24 April 1958.

A view of the cabin looking towards the rear before its departure on delivery.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8326 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

48

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-APKG c/n 395
April 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 24 April 1958.

A view of the cabin looking towards the front before its departure on delivery.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8323 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

49

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-APKG c/n 395
April 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 24 April 1958 with the aircraft's documents being handed over before its departure on delivery.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8322 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

50

Iraqi Airways
YI-ACK c/n 67
April 1958

Delivered new to Iraqi Airways named 'Ibn Fernas'. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1958.

It is being prepared for a test flight after cabin pressure tests.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8273 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

51

Continental Airlines
N242V c/n 356
April 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in April 1958 on the production line in the final finish bay.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8248 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

52

Confederate Air Force
N3832S c/n 144
September 1997

Purchased from Grupo Madero S.A. Taken stored in the grass at South Padre Island International Airport, Brownsville, Texas, USA circa September 1997.

Photo source - Kevin Evans

53

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-APKG c/n 395
April 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1958 during the test flight phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8232 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

54

Continental Airlines
N241V c/n 355
April 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1958 with passengers on board for a demonstration flight.

This looks more like a flight for employees.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8184 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

55

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYV c/n 316
April 1958

Built as a V.810 development aircraft. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1958.

It now has a standard tail and rudder system fitted.

This didn't last long as a Vanguard tail was soon to be fitted for flight trials.

The aircraft on the left is N241V (C/N 355).

Vickers Photo Ref 8178 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

56

Continental Airlines
N241V c/n 355
April 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1958 with passengers boarding for a demonstration flight.

This looks more like a flight for employees.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8179 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

57

Continental Airlines
N241V c/n 355
April 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken departing from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1958 on another pre-delivery test flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8176 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

58

Continental Airlines
N241V c/n 355
April 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1958 and about to depart on another pre-delivery test flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8175 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

59

Continental Airlines
N241V c/n 355
April 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1958 being prepared for another pre-delivery test flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8174 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

60

British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBM c/n 73
November 1958

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland in November 1958 during its return to London Airport.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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