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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

Aer Lingus
EI-AJJ c/n 290
August 1958

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named as 'St Columban'. Taken arriving at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa August 1958. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Pete Cannon via Tom Singfield

2

Kestrel International Airways
G-AVJB c/n 375
July 1972

Purchased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in July 1972 with a British Caledonian Airways (BCAL) Vickers VC-10 and a Dan-Air de Havilland Comet in the background. BCAL are providing the ground support.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

3

Field Aircraft Services Ltd
G-APPX c/n 73
August 1970

Returned from lease to British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 1970. The aircraft is now inside the Fields hangar to begin a major overhaul before it is leased to the next operator.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

4

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI c/n 158
October 1963

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at a very wet London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa October 1963 with a BEA Vickers Vanguard, Cunard Eagle Bristol Britannia, Aeroflot Tupolev TU-104 and Lufthansa Viscount in the background.

Photo source - Captain Martini

5

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BHAF c/n 130
January 1968

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa January 1968 departing on delivery to Uruguay after maintenance and a repaint by Marshalls. The letter 'F' was added after the Uruguayan registration denoting that the aircraft is only permitted to operate on ferry flights. When it arrived in Uruguay the 'F' was removed.

Photo source - Robert A Edwards via Neil Aird Archives

6

Aer Lingus
EI-AOH c/n 180
December 2018

Forward fuselage section transferred back to Aer Lingus from an unknown location still named as 'St Fiacre' / 'Fiachra'. Taken at another unknown location circa December 2018. Does anyone know the new location and possible change of ownership? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Albert Irmatov

7

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AZLP c/n 346
January 1982

Returned from Air Anglia lease. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 12 January 1982 on a weather diversion due to heavy snow.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

8

Aircraft Restoration & Marketing (ARM)
4X-AVE c/n 403
December 2018

Transferred from DMI Aviation Sales Corporation. Forward fuselage section taken stored in their yard, formerly used by DMI Aviation (Dross Metals) 29 December 2018 after the Community College finshed using it. This yard is not far from the famous Davis Monthan AFB where thousands of mainly military aircraft are stored.

Photo source - David Hamilton (2)

9

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOJ c/n 23
July 1967

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man circa July 1967.

Photo source - Neil's Isle of Man

10

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-ASED c/n 419
June 1967

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken landing at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England 18 June 1967 on a scheduled service.

Photo source - Robert A Edwards via Neil Aird Archives

11

Indonesian Army
PK-IVW c/n 452
February 2018

Transferred from Bouraq Indonesia Airlines. A Google Earth view taken at a military camp near Balikpapan, Borneo, Indonesia 27 February 2018. The location is 1 degree 12’ 34.20” S and 116 degrees 58’ 30.40” E.

Photo source - Google Earth

12

Indonesian Army
PK-IVW c/n 452
October 2007

Transferred from Bouraq Indonesia Airlines. Taken at a military camp near Balikpapan, Borneo, Indonesia 14 October 2007, now repainted in a very colourful camouflage livery. The titles on it are CEPAT SENYAP TEPAT which translates as Fast Silent Accurate, which is the motto of an army commando unit known as the Batalyan Raiders 600. Their unit badge is painted on the forward fuselage. This military area has restricted access.

Photo source - Semut Kriminal

13

Brooklands Museum
G-APIM c/n 412
May 2004

On loan from British Air Ferries (BAF) still named as 'Viscount Stephen Piercey'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 1 May 2004. The aircraft is being moved to a new location. The outer wings have been removed to allow the aircraft to go through the gap between the WWII Bellman hangar (on the right) and the Stratochamber building (on the left). Note the non-operational TSR-2 forward fuselage section on the right.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

14

Brooklands Museum
G-APIM c/n 412
May 2004

On loan from British Air Ferries (BAF) still named as 'Viscount Stephen Piercey'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 1 May 2004. The aircraft is being moved to a new location. The outer wings have been removed to allow the aircraft to go through the gap between the WWII Bellman hangar (on the left) and the Stratochamber building (on the right). It is now being prepared to be pushed over sections of wooden sheeting to stop it from bogging down in the soft ground.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

15

Brooklands Museum
G-APIM c/n 412
May 2004

On loan from British Air Ferries (BAF) still named as 'Viscount Stephen Piercey'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 1 May 2004. The aircraft is being moved to a new location. The outer wings have been removed to allow the aircraft to go through the gap between the WWII Bellman hangar (on the right) and the Stratochamber building (on the left). Note the tail of Hawker P.1127 XP984 on the left and the non-operational TSR-2 forward fuselage section on the right.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

16

Brooklands Museum
G-APIM c/n 412
May 2004

On loan from British Air Ferries (BAF) still named as 'Viscount Stephen Piercey'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 1 May 2004. The aircraft is being moved to a new location. The outer wings have been removed to allow the aircraft to go through the gap between the WWII Bellman hangar (on the right) and the Stratochamber building (on the left). Note the non-operational TSR-2 forward fuselage section on the right.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

17

Brooklands Museum
G-APIM c/n 412
May 2004

On loan from British Air Ferries (BAF) still named as 'Viscount Stephen Piercey'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 1 May 2004. The aircraft is being prepared for a move to a new location.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

18

Jersey European Airways (JEA)
G-AVJB c/n 375
August 1980

Transferred from Intra Aiways due to a corporate name change. Taken landing at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 31 August 1980.

Photo source - Memories of Prestwick Airport

19

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHM c/n 162
August 1963

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken arriving at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa August 1963. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

20

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BMAT c/n 349
August 1985

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 1985. All four Rolls-Royce Dart engines are running and the aircraft is being pushed back from the stand. Note the derelict G-BFMW (C/N 67) in the far background.

Photo source - Alpha Mike Aviation Photography

21

Alitalia
I-LIRC c/n 114
October 1970

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken arriving at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in October 1970 for maintenance with Marshall's and a repaint in Somali Airlines livery.

Photo source - Robert A Edwards via Neil Aird Archives

22

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIA c/n 172
October 1962

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named as 'Sir Sefton Brancker'. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England 6 October 1962 with a BEA Vickers Vanguard being towed across in the background. Note the BOAC advert offering a service to New York for £15.00 down and 24 monthly payments of £7-4-1. Was this one way or a return?

Photo source - Keith Burton

23

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS c/n 263
August 2018

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 25 August 2018.

Photo source - Michael Hibbins

24

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS c/n 263
August 2018

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 25 August 2018.

Photo source - Michael Hibbins

25

Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines Ltd
4X-AVF c/n 402
May 1984

Purchased from British Aircraft Corporation (BAC). Taken stored at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel 23 May 1984. The aircraft in front is 4X-AVB (C/N 424). Both aircraft were later purchased by British Air Ferries (BAF) and broken up for spares. Note the Israeli Defence Force aircraft in the background.

Photo source - Derek Gaynor

26

Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines Ltd
4X-AVB c/n 424
May 1984

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken stored at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel 23 May 1984. The aircraft behind is 4X-AVF (C/N 402). Both aircraft were later purchased by British Air Ferries (BAF) and broken up for spares. Note the Israeli Defence Force aircraft in the background.

Photo source - Derek Gaynor

27

Midland Air Museum (MAM)
F-BGNR c/n 35
May 2009

Purchased from the Viscount 35 Association. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 25 May 2009.

Photo source - Paul (flickr)

28

Air Service Training (Perth) Ltd
F-BGNR c/n 35
September 1987

Transferred from Airwork London Ltd and used for ground instruction. Taken at Scone Airfield, Perth, Scotland 22 September 1987.

Photo source - Paul (flickr)

29

Alidair
G-ARGR c/n 14
March 1979

Returned from Dan-Air London lease. Taken at a very bleak Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland with 'Alidair Scotland' titles.

Photo source - Paul (flickr)

30

Cecil Jones Comprehensive School
G-AMON c/n 27
January 1982

Purchased from Flightspares Ltd minus engines and other robbed parts. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 9 January 1982 still retaining its British Airways (BA) livery and still named as ‘Scottish Princess’. The rear section of the fuselage has now been chopped off, so the end is not far away.

Photo source - Paul (flickr)

31

Cecil Jones Comprehensive School
G-AMON c/n 27
September 1977

Purchased from Flightspares Ltd minus engines and other robbed parts. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 20 September 1977 still retaining its British Airways (BA) livery named as ‘Scottish Princess’. The wing on the left belongs to ex RAF Percival P.40 Prentice T.1 now registered as G-AOLK.

Photo source - Paul (flickr)

32

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEX c/n 381
May 1984

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1984 and already robbed of its Rolls-Royce Dart engines and other useful parts. It languished on for a further 10 years before it was finally scrapped. Note Handley Page HPR.7 Herald G-APWA in the background which was preserved at Woodley, Berkshire from 1993.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

33

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEX c/n 381
May 1984

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1984 and already robbed of its Rolls-Royce Dart engines and other useful parts. It languished on for a further 10 years before it was finally scrapped. Note Handley Page HPR.7 Herald G-APWA in the background which was preserved at Woodley, Berkshire from 1993.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

34

Esso Standard Libya Inc
G-AOYI * c/n 257
July 1981

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 12 July 1981 getting ready to depart to Libya.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

35

Esso Standard Libya Inc
G-AOYI * c/n 257
July 1981

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 12 July 1981 getting ready to depart to Libya.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

36

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYL c/n 261
July 1984

Purchased from British Airways (BA) and named as 'Viscount Churchill'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in July 1984 with 'Jersey' titles and the 'three lions passant guardant' coat of arms on the tail. There are no reported services operated in this livery and the aircraft is seen here with all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

37

Wobbies World Amusement Park
VH-TVR * c/n 318
October 1989

Donated to the Australian National Aviation Museum (formerly known as the Moorabbin Air Museum) by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Nunawading, Victoria, Australia in October 1989. The aircraft was transferred on loan to Wobbies World Amusement Park with 'Wobbies Airlines' titles due to space limitations at the Moorabbin museum site.

Photo source - Mike Cornwall

38

Wobbies World Amusement Park
VH-TVR * c/n 318
October 1989

Donated to the Australian National Aviation Museum (formerly known as the Moorabbin Air Museum) by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Nunawading, Victoria, Australia in October 1989. The aircraft was transferred on loan to Wobbies World Amusement Park with 'Wobbies Airlines' titles due to space limitations at the Moorabbin museum site.

Photo source - Mike Cornwall

39

Wobbies World Amusement Park
VH-TVR * c/n 318
October 1989

Donated to the Australian National Aviation Museum (formerly known as the Moorabbin Air Museum) by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Nunawading, Victoria, Australia in October 1989. The aircraft was transferred on loan to Wobbies World Amusement Park with 'Wobbies Airlines' titles due to space limitations at the Moorabbin museum site.

Photo source - Mike Cornwall

40

Brooklands Museum
G-APIM c/n 412
February 1990

On loan from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken on the museum access road at Weybridge, Surrey, England 17 February 1990 bringing the wings and other smaller parts from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England.

Photo source - Andy Lambert

41

Brooklands Museum
G-APIM c/n 412
February 1990

On loan from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken on the M25 motorway on the journey from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England to Weybridge, Surrey, England 17 February 1990 bringing the wings and other smaller parts.

Photo source - Andy Lambert

42

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

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

Photo source - Mike Kell

43

Alidair
G-ARGR c/n 14
June 1977

Returned from Bursa Hava Yollari lease. Taken at an unknown location 12 June 1977 with 'Alidair' titles applied to the ex Bursa Hava Yollari livery.

Photo source - Paul (flickr)

44

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF c/n 5
July 1976

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 4 July 1976 and gradually being reassembled.

Photo source - Paul (flickr)

45

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF c/n 5
October 1979

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 20 October 1979 now with the propellers removed.

Photo source - Paul (flickr)

46

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF c/n 5
July 2005

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 10 July 2005 while being stripped for a repaint.

Photo source - Paul (flickr)

47

Brooklands Museum
G-APIM c/n 412
July 2005

On loan from British Air Ferries (BAF) still named as 'Viscount Stephen Piercey'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 17 July 2005.

Photo source - Simon Brooke

48

Brooklands Museum
XT575 c/n 438
July 2005

Forward fuselage section donated by Cockpits for Hire. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 17 July 2005 outside the WWII Belman hangar.

Photo source - Simon Brooke

49

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AVJB c/n 375
June 1968

Purchased from Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa June 1968.

Photo source - Dave Obyrne

50

Midland Air Museum (MAM)
F-BGNR c/n 35
July 2018

Purchased from the Viscount 35 Association. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 25 July 2018.

Photo source - Mick Baxter

51

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDY c/n 351
January 1965

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named as 'Gemsbok'. Taken at Louis Botha International Airport, Durban, South Africa in January 1965 in a later livery with the engines starting up. Note BOAC Vickers Super VC-10 G-ASGB in the background, which was conducting trials in Southern Africa at the time. The photo was taken by Trevor's father.

Photo source - Trevor Friend

52

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJC c/n 152
January 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in January 1972 with 'Scottish Airways' titles. In the background is Northeast Airlines Viscount G-APEX (C/N 381) and Douglas DC-3 N655GP, which was based at Shannon Airport, Ireland.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

53

Esso Standard Libya Inc
G-AOHV c/n 170
October 1981

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in October 1981 at the end of the short lease.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

54

Alidair
F-BGNT c/n 37
July 1975

Purchased from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures). Taken at an unknown location in July 1975. It has not yet been re-registered G-BDIK.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

55

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYR c/n 266
June 1987

Returned from British Caledonian Airways (BCAL) lease and named as 'Viscount Gatwick'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa June 1987.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

56

Air Caribbean
VP-LKA c/n 282
June 1975

Leased from the Montgomery Corporation. Taken at Coolidge International Airport, St John's, Antigua 10 June 1975. It never entered service on planned operations from St Kitts to neighbouring Caribbean Islands on behalf of several West German owned clubs and hotels.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

57

Ansett-ANA
VH-RMG c/n 414
December 1961

Delivered new to Ansett-ANA. Taken at an unknown location circa December 1961 with a Bedford TK fuel bowser in attendance. Both pressure refuelling points on the No.1 and No.4 engine nacelles are being connected.

Photo source - EXXON Archive

58

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

Sub-leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named as 'City of Dublin'. Taken departing from runway 23 at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 3 August 1989. The nose undercarriage retracts at a faster rate than the main undercarriage.

Photo source - Jonathan McDonnell

59

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOHT c/n 168
July 1985

Leased from Euroair Transport. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in July 1985 in a hybrid livery with Euroair G-BNAA (C/N 311) in the background. Tom's 'office' is also in the background.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

60

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BNAA c/n 311
August 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport and now named as 'Viscount Rotterdam'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England 27 August 1986. The aircraft behind are Guernsey Airlines G-BLOA (C/N 259), BAF G-AOYN (C/N 263) and BAF G-APIM (C/N 412) together with Air Ecosse Short SD3-30 G-BKSU. What a lineup! Note the new North Terminal under construction in the background, which was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 18 March 1988.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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