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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

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR * c/n 435
September 1959

Proposed sale to TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines named as 'John Murray' was not completed. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1959 in full TAA livery during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show. Note the integral front 'airsteps'. There are titles on the tail but the bright sunlight has obscured them. The registration was later used on C/N 318.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

2

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR * c/n 435
September 1959

Proposed sale to TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines named as 'John Murray' was not completed. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1959 in full TAA livery during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show. Note the integral front 'airsteps'. The registration was later used on C/N 318.

Photo source - Tony Hancke

3

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHV c/n 170
September 1976

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1976.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

4

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHV c/n 170
September 1975

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in September 1975 in the new livery.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

5

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIF c/n 177
June 1964

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named as 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands circa June 1964.

Photo source - Alan Lathan collection

6

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VII c/n 180
July 1964

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named as 'Daidalos' (Daedalus). Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands circa July 1964. Note the pressure refuelling hose connected to the rear of the No.1 engine nacelle utilising an Avery Hardoll coupling.

Photo source - Alan Lathan collection

7

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYS c/n 267
June 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A George Stephenson' but now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1962 during a quiet period on a stand in front of the Queen's building in the later 'Red Square' second livery.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

8

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG c/n 256
July 1974

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken departing from Orly Airport, Paris, France in July 1974. Note the small 'Cambrian' titles on the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

9

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHO c/n 164
September 1970

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Samuel Wallis' but now un-named. Taken arriving at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in September 1970 in the 'Flying Union Jack' third livery with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down. Note the Dan-Air Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador, Iberia Douglas DC8 and the World Airways Boeing 707 in the background.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

10

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNZ * c/n 20
June 1954

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A James Cook'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1954. Note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

11

Guila Air
9Q-CGA c/n 41
November 2017

Purchased from Turbo Aire Holdings Inc. A view of the aircraft stored at Tshikapa Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo 15 November 2017. Guillermo ventured into the long grass to get a closer shot.

Photo source - Guillermo Garcia Junco

12

Guila Air
9Q-CGA c/n 41
November 2017

Purchased from Turbo Aire Holdings Inc. A view of the aircraft stored at Tshikapa Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo 15 November 2017. Guillermo ventured into the long grass to get a closer shot. Note that all the cabin windows have now been removed and one of the No.4 engine nacelle cowlings is open.

Photo source - Guillermo Garcia Junco

13

Guila Air
9Q-CGA c/n 41
November 2017

Purchased from Turbo Aire Holdings Inc. A view of the aircraft stored at Tshikapa Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo 15 November 2017. Guillermo took this photo from under the wing of the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 5X-MRH which he regularly flies to this airport and it only has a compacted laterite runway of 5,249 feet / 1,600 metres.

Photo source - Guillermo Garcia Junco

14

Guila Air
9Q-CGA c/n 41
April 2016

Purchased from Turbo Aire Holdings Inc. A view of the aircraft stored at Tshikapa Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo 30 April 2016. The earliest view of this aircraft on Google Earth is 7 December 2004 but it is known to have been there in June 2000 and probably well before this date judging by its condition then. This is the same airport that Filair Viscount 9Q-CTS (C/N 310) had its landing accident in 1988. It was last seen here in 1992 and was subsequently scrapped along with several other commercial airliner wrecks. Does anyone know when? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Google Earth

15

Dan-Air London
G-CSZB c/n 248
January 1980

Leased from Southern International Air Transport. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in January 1980 after a snow shower.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

16

Kuwait Airways
G-APPX c/n 73
June 1959

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at Kuwait City Airport circa June 1960 with revised titles and an unidentified flag on the tail.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

17

Air France
F-BGNR c/n 35
September 1961

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at Morin-Védrines Airfield, Montauban, France in September 1961. This was an Air France maintenance base.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

18

Air France
F-BGNS c/n 36
June 1956

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1956 with a BEA Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador (Elizabethan) and Swissair Douglas DC3 in the background. It still has the original 'Ctlass' type propeller blades which were gradually replaced by the 'Needle' type.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

19

Alidair
CF-TIF c/n 386
March 1976

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 7 March 1976 shortly after it arrived from Canada still in the modified ex Air Canada livery.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

20

Aer Lingus
EI-AOH c/n 180
May 1973

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named as 'St Fiacre' / 'St Fiachra'. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in May 1973. The aircraft behind are ex BAF lease EI-AOI (C/N 179), then an unidentified Aer Lingus aircraft and finally ex SATA lease HB-ILP (C/N 177).

Photo source - Bill Sheridan

21

Aer Lingus
EI-AOH c/n 180
June 1973

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named as 'St Fiacre' / 'St Fiachra'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 1973 in the process of being scrapped by Walls metal salvagers. Note that the the forward fuselage section has been neatly cut off for later preservation.

Photo source - Bill Sheridan

22

Aer Lingus
EI-AKL c/n 423
June 1965

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named as 'St Colmcille'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa June 1965.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

23

Aer Lingus
EI-AKL c/n 423
July 1969

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named as 'St Colmcille'. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 19 July 1969 with a BUA BAC One-Eleven behind and a TABSO - Bulgarian Air Transport Ilyushin IL-18 taxying by.

Photo source - Paul Thallon

24

Aer Lingus
EI-AKL c/n 423
January 1966

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named as 'St Colmcille'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa January 1966.

Photo source - Colin Lourie

25

Aer Lingus
EI-AKL c/n 423
June 1967

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named as 'St Colmcille'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1969 after the installation of the double forward freight doors during the conversion to V.808C standard. The top skins now need to be fitted.

Photo source - Brian Molloy

26

Tradair Ltd
G-APZC c/n 34
May 1962

Returned from Kuwait Airways lease. Taken at an unknown location circa May 1962. Photo Ref V1156

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

27

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGL c/n 43
September 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '604'. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1958 in the later 'white top' livery.

Photo source - Jennifer M Gradidge collection

28

Air France
F-BGNV c/n 39
September 1954

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at Heathrow Airfield, London, England in September 1954 and about to depart from a stand in front of the Queen's Building. Photo Ref V1008

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

29

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJE c/n 154
July 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Alexander Mackenzie' but now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa July 1968. Note the repositioned registration and the recently completed four storey office block above the terminal building and the newly installed 'Welcome to Gatwick' sign.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

30

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHT c/n 168
June 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Ralph Fitch' but now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa June 1968. Note the recently completed four storey office block above the terminal building and the newly installed 'Welcome to Gatwick' sign.

Photo source - Trevor Davies

31

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU c/n 413
June 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Gilbert Blane' but now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa June 1967. Note the dual registration and the four storey office block under construction on top of the terminal building.

Photo source - Allan Timbrell via Keith Brooks

32

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC c/n 63
January 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Leopold McLintock'. Taken about to depart from Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland circa January 1955. The terminal building was opened in 1954. The airport closed 2 May 1966 with the opening of the new Abbotsinch airport nearby.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

33

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC c/n 63
April 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Leopold McLintock'. Taken at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden circa April 1955. This was the first visit of a BEA Viscount to this airport. Note the Swedish and BEA flags near the cockpit windows and the mix of propeller types.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

34

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRN c/n 62
April 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in April 1963 shortly before delivery. The aircraft sale had originally taken place in August 1962 but for unknown reasons it took until April 1963 to be completed. Photo Ref V662

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

35

Iraqi Airways
YI-ACL c/n 68
June 1964

Delivered new to Iraqi Airways named as 'Sindbad' (Arabic spelling of Sinbad). Taken at an unknown location circa June 1964. Note the later Republic of Iraq national flag on the tail.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

36

Sudan Airways
ST-AAN c/n 419
August 1962

Leased from Airwork Ltd. Taken at an unknown location circa August 1962. Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed and the 'Viscount' title has been removed from the tail.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

37

Aer Lingus
EI-AOF c/n 176
June 1967

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and now named as 'St Cathal'. A press cutting showing the sad scene in a wheat field at Ballymadun, two miles north of Ashbourne, near Dublin, Ireland.

Photo source - Dublin Evening Herald

38

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVF c/n 49
December 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Ernest Giles'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa December 1958. A much more carefree attitude back then regarding security!

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

39

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIE c/n 176
September 1965

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named as 'Jan Olieslagers'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands in June 1965 in the 'horizontal striped' tail third livery with a KLM Lockheed 188 Electra in the background.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

40

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIE c/n 176
June 1963

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named as 'Jan Olieslagers'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1963. Photo Ref V549

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

41

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-AOYN c/n 263
April 1993

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 18 April 1993 during a ceremony to name the aircraft 'Spirit of Brooklands'. Captain Ray Piercey (top left) and Captain Colin Towle flew the aircraft for this special flight from Rochford, Southend, Essex, England. The aircraft could not have been flown to Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey as their runway no longer existed. It was still in full BAF livery. In the background is the fuselage of BOAC Handley Page Hermes G-ALDG and BOAC Vickers V.1151 Super VC10 G-ASGC. Both belong to the Duxford Aviation Society who also own Viscount G-ALWF (C/N 5).

Photo source - Des Pike collection

42

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1347 c/n 442
November 1971

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 14 November 1971. It is still in the basic Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery less titles with the Colombian registration applied prior to delivery. Note the lack of a hyphen in the registration.

Photo source - Andy Shackleford

43

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267 c/n 441
November 1971

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 14 November 1971 in the ex Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery. Note the lack of a hyphen in the registration.

Photo source - Andy Shackleford

44

Pima Air and Space Museum (PASM)
N22SN c/n 40
October 1991

Donated by Walter and Dennese Cole. Taken at the museum in Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1991, weeks after its arrival with Sud SE-210 Caravelle N1001U in the background. The storage conditions are ideal for open display as demonstrated by the nearby Davis Monthan Air Force Base military aircraft storage area which has catered for thousands of aircraft over the years, particularly since the 1950s. However, the harsh sunlight and heat can take its toll, both externally and internally. This aircraft should really have been donated back to Canada as it was the first turbine powered airliner to be delivered to North American for Trans-Canada Air Lines as CF-TGI. There is still a chance for this to happen!

Photo source - Des Pike collection

45

Kuwait Oil Company
G-APNF c/n 225
November 1961

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies in basic BOAC livery without titles. Taken at Kuwait City Airport, Kuwait in November 1961. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks. Also note the national flag on the forward fuselage which was adopted in September 1961.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

46

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOM c/n 26
October 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A James Bruce'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa October 1955 inside one of the BEA maintenance hangars and in 'the dock'. Note that it already has the upgraded 'needle' style propellers fitted.

Photo source - Julian Bourn collection

47

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOK c/n 24
January 1955

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Humphrey Gilbert'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 16 January 1955 after its takeoff accident. The BEA markings were soon painted out and the aircraft was rebuilt by Marshall's at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England and returned to service in September 1956.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

48

National Museum of Flight
G-AMOG * c/n 7
April 2013

Donated by British Airways (BA). Taken at East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian, Scotland 24 April 2013 and showing two of the R-R Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines in their transportation stands with the partially feathered propellers still installed.

Photo source - PeterEdin (flickr)

49

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOG * c/n 7
March 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Robert Falcon Scott'. Taken on a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in March 1953. Note the early Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

50

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOG * c/n 7
September 1970

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken arriving at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in September 1970 with Cambrian titles. The outboard R-R Dart engines have already been shut down. In the background is BEA BAC One-Eleven 510ED G-AVML which was delivered in October 1968 and the type gradually took over from the Viscount, initially on the German routes.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

51

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
July 2017

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 in July 2017.

Photo source - Jerry Richards

52

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANUR c/n 342
February 1960

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at a very wet Heathrow Airport, London, England circa February 1960 on a stand in front of the Queen's building with a BEA Viscount in the background.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

53

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1347 c/n 442
November 1971

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 14 November 1971. It is still in the basic Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery less titles with the Colombian registration applied (without a hyphen) prior to delivery. Note the lack of a hyphen in the registration.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

54

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1267 c/n 441
November 1971

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 14 November 1971 in the ex Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery with HK-1347 (C/N 442) in the background. Note the lack of a hyphen in the registration.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

55

Luxair
LX-LGC c/n 376
April 1968

Purchased from Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd and now named as 'Prince Guillaume'. A publicity photo showing off a new livery and possibly a new cabin crew uniform circa 1967. The tail logo is now the correct was round.

Photo source - Martin Ojeda

56

Alitalia
I-LIRS c/n 377
June 1965

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy circa June 1965 carrying out a power run on the No.2 R-R Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engine. The engine could be run at the maximum speed of 14,500 RPM for no more than five minutes which applied to standard flying operations as well.

Photo source - John Morris collection

57

Alitalia
I-LIRT c/n 118
June 1965

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France circa June 1965. Photo Ref V294

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

58

Technik Museum Speyer
D-ANAF c/n 447
September 2012

On loan from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Speyer, Germany 30 September 2012, nine days after the move from Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, Germany. It has now been reassembled and is back on its undercarriage. One of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 530 engines has now been fitted to the No.1 position. It only had two R-R Dart engines when it left Frankfurt but later on this situation was rectified.

Photo source - Dietmar Heinz

59

Technik Museum Speyer
D-ANAF c/n 447
September 2012

On loan from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Speyer, Germany 30 September 2012, nine days after the move from Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, Germany. It has now been reassembled and is back on its undercarriage. Presumably the weather was good to allow such a rapid job! It only had two R-R Dart engines when it left Frankfurt but later on this situation was rectified.

Photo source - Dietmar Heinz

60

Technik Museum Speyer
D-ANAF c/n 447
September 2012

On loan from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Speyer, Germany 22 September 2012, the day after the move from Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, Germany. This is one of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 530 engines awaiting refitment. The blue engine lifting sling has a chain driven adjustable 'centre-of-gravity' feature to cater for lifting engines only or with a propeller attached. The engine weighs about 800 kg. A good use of an old mattress!

Photo source - Dietmar Heinz

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