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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 Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOHM c/n 162
September 1982

Returned from the second Air Algerie lease period. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in September 1982 after a repaint in the latest BAF striped livery and named as 'Anne Marie'.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

2

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOHM c/n 162
July 1984

Returned from Loganair lease and now named as 'Viscount De I'sle'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa June 1984, now in full livery.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

3

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOHM c/n 162
March 1985

Returned from Loganair lease and now named as 'Viscount De L'isle'. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1985 minus all four Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines. It went back into service in April 1986 having been re-named 'Viscount Sir George Edwards' with the Viscount chief designer in attendance.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

4

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOHL c/n 161
March 1981

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1981. It was robbed of all useful spares as soon as it arrived from Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, Wales. The two inner Rolls-Royce Dart engines and Dowty Rotol propellers have been retained to provide some centre of gravity stability.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

5

British Air Ferries (BAF)
EI-AOI c/n 179
July 1971

Wet leased from Aer Lingus but using BAF cabin crews. Taken departing from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in July 1971.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

6

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APIM c/n 412
February 1984

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in February 1984 after its arrival from Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, Wales and now awaits a repaint in BAF livery.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

7

Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAX c/n 258
June 1958

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd named as 'Enterprise'. Taken at Kindley Field, St David's Island, Bermuda circa June 1958.

Photo source - Bill Poturica

8

Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAX c/n 258
June 1958

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd named as 'Enterprise'. Taken at Kindley Field, St David's Island, Bermuda circa June 1958.

Photo source - Bill Poturica

9

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF c/n 5
September 2010

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 21 September 2010.

Photo source - maz 1942 (flickr)

10

Brooklands Museum
XT575 c/n 438
October 2018

Forward fuselage section donated by Cockpits for Hire. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 14 October 2018 looking very smart in the Autumn sunshine. A well kept exhibit maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers. Note the support frame around the lower fuselage which a large radome used to attach to (see earlier operational photos of it). G-APIM (C/N 412) is in the background.

Photo source - Chris Hall

11

Brooklands Museum
XT575 c/n 438
October 2018

Forward fuselage section donated by Cockpits for Hire. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 14 October 2018 looking very smart in the Autumn sunshine. A well kept exhibit maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers. Note the support frame around the lower fuselage which a large radome used to attach to (see earlier operational photos of it). The VC-10 forward fuselage section in the background was only a Weybridge factory test shell.

Photo source - Chris Hall

12

Brooklands Museum
XT575 c/n 438
October 2018

Forward fuselage section donated by Cockpits for Hire. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 14 October 2018 looking very smart in the Autumn sunshine. A well kept exhibit maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers. Note the support frame around the lower fuselage which a large radome used to attach to (see earlier operational photos of it).

Photo source - Chris Hall

13

Bahamas Airways
VP-BCD c/n 72
December 1963

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 17 December 1963 after a repaint in full Bahamas Airways livery, but still based on the old BOAC livery. It departed on delivery the next day.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

14

Atlantic Gulf Airlines
N140RA * c/n 191
June 1985

Leased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida, USA circa June 1985. It is in a revised livery and no longer carries any titles or tail logo.

Photo source - Bill Poturica

15

British United Airways (BUA)
G-APND c/n 402
August 1960

Transferred from Airwork Ltd due to a merger of companies. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland 13 August 1960. It is still in full Airwork livery.

Photo source - Peter Frei

16

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM c/n 262
January 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A John Loudon McAdam'. Taken landing at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland 18 January 1959. A superb shot!

Photo source - Walter Janach

17

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHB c/n 62
January 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Henry Stanley'. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England 9 January 1956. A very wintry scene with Aer Lingus Viscount EI-AGI (C/N 34) in front which has been there overnight, as the fuselage top is still covered in snow. Note the Bedford CA van and box trailer belonging to the Dunlop Rubber Company. BEA Photo Ref 5220

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

18

Icelandair
TF-ISN c/n 140
June 1962

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named as 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark in June 1962 with a Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) Douglas DC-8 in the background. SAS are providing the ground support.

Photo source - Sky Cards of Europe

19

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHO c/n 164
April 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Samuel Wallis'. Taken departing from Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland 5 April 1959.

Photo source - Walter Janach

20

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A John Hanning Speke'. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland circa June 1960 with Swissair providing the ground support.

Photo source - Peter Frei

21

Auto und Technik Museum
F-BGNU c/n 38
June 2018

Transferred from Aéro-Club de Mulhouse. Taken at Sinsheim, Germany 22 June 2018 with a nice broad view of a section of the museum site. The other aircraft on view are an Ilyushin IL-14, IL-18, Junkers Ju52/3M and English Electric Canberra.

Photo source - Perry Tak

22

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYR c/n 266
February 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Richard Arkwright'. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland in February 1959 in the late afternoon sun with Swissair providing the ground support.

Photo source - Peter Frei

23

Compania Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T622 c/n 318
November 1958

Delivered new to Compania Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1958. Note the shortened Cubana name. For some unknown reason the aircraft was not delivered until August 1959. Does anyone know why?

Photo source - Julio Infante

24

Ansett-ANA
VH-RMQ c/n 45
June 1964

Purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa June 1964. Peter braved the elements to get this great shot!

Photo source - Peter Kelly

25

Compania Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T603 c/n 91
June 1956

Delivered new to Compania Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Rancho-Boyeros Airport, Havana, Cuba circa June 1956 and about to depart the gate.

Photo source - Rolando Ramos

26

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 at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in June 1986.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

27

Sims Metal Ltd
VH-TVG c/n 84
December 1969

Remains purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken in their yard at Brooklyn, Western Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in late December 1969. The other fuselage belongs to VH-TVE (C/N 48).

Photo source - Graham Bennett collection

28

Sims Metal Ltd
VH-TVE c/n 48
December 1969

Remains purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken in their yard at Brooklyn, Western Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in late December 1969. The other fuselage belongs to VH-TVG (C/N 84).

Photo source - Graham Bennett collection

29

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
October 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 24 October 2018. The aircraft has been towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Calm Air International are going to build a new maintenance centre on the site. It is now about to be towed to a temporary storage ramp until the new museum building is constructed.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

30

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

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named as 'Jan Olieslagers'. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 2 November 1965. It has just arrived from Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands for the installation of a weather radar system and a repaint in Aer Lingus livery.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

31

Compania Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T605 c/n 93
May 1959

Delivered new to Compania Cubana de Aviacion S.A. Taken at Rancho-Boyeros Airport, Havana, Cuba 2 May 1959 with Bristol Britannia 318 CU-T669 in the background.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

32

Zairean Airlines
9Q-CPY c/n 386
June 1995

Purchased from Zaire Aero Service. Taken stored at Ndolo Airport, Kinshasa, Republic of Zaire 2 June 1995 with all four propellers and the starboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed.

Photo source - Michel Anciaux (Ecuador Aviation Photography)

33

Viscount Unlimited Inc
N906RB c/n 184
January 1989

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA in January 1989 with 'Genesis' titles for a music tour.

Photo source - Mike Axe collection

34

Flugausstellung Aviation Museum
D-ANAM c/n 368
July 2007

Transferred from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Hermeskeil, near Trier, Germany 9 July 2007. Note that all the propellers are still in the 'feathered' position instead of the normal 'ground fine pitch' position.

Photo source - Heino Rhoden

35

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
October 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 24 October 2018. The aircraft has been towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Calm Air International are going to build a new maintenance centre on the site. It has now been towed to a temporary storage ramp until the new museum building is constructed. The cabin is now lit by sunshine for the first time since it was refurbished by Air Canada in 2017 and hopefully the new seat coverings won't be affected by ultraviolet (UV) rays during its extended period outside.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

36

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
October 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 24 October 2018. The aircraft has been towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Calm Air International are going to build a new maintenance centre on the site. It is now being towed to a temporary storage ramp until the new museum building is constructed. London Heathrow would love this size of airport land!

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

37

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
October 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 24 October 2018. The aircraft has been towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Calm Air International are going to build a new maintenance centre on the site. It is now being towed to a temporary storage ramp until the new museum building is constructed. London Heathrow would love this size of airport land!

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

38

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
October 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 24 October 2018. The aircraft has been towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Calm Air International kindly supplied the tug as they are going to build a new maintenance centre on the site. It is now being towed to a temporary storage ramp until the new museum building is constructed. London Heathrow would love this size of airport land!

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

39

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
October 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 24 October 2018. The aircraft has been towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Calm Air International are going to build a new maintenance centre on the site. It is now about to be towed to a temporary storage ramp until the new museum building is constructed.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

40

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
November 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 24 October 2018. The aircraft has been towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Calm Air International are going to build a new maintenance centre on the site. It is now about to be towed to a temporary storage ramp until the new museum building is constructed.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

41

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
October 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 23 October 2018. The aircraft has been towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Calm Air International are going to build a new maintenance centre on the site. This view was taken from inside the museum building on the first floor in the viewing gallery and conference room area.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

42

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
October 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 23 October 2018. The aircraft has been towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Calm Air International are going to build a new maintenance centre on the site. This unusual view was taken from inside the museum building on the first floor in the viewing gallery and conference room area.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

43

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
October 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 23 October 2018. The aircraft has been towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Calm Air International are going to build a new maintenance centre on the site.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

44

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
October 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 23 October 2018. The aircraft has been towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Calm Air International are going to build a new maintenance centre on the site.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

45

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
October 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 23 October 2018. The aircraft has been towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Calm Air International are going to build a new maintenance centre on the site.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

46

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
October 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 23 October 2018. The aircraft has been towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Note the ex TCA hydraulic trolley which is required to lift the nose enough to drop the height of the tail in order to get out through the hangar door. Calm Air International kindly supplied the tug as they are going to build a new maintenance centre on the site.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

47

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
October 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 23 October 2018. The aircraft is being towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Note the ex TCA hydraulic trolley which is required to lift the nose enough to drop the height of the tail in order to get out through the hangar door.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

48

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
October 2018

Museum re-named from Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM). Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 23 October 2018. The aircraft is being towed outside due to the closure of this historic building for redevelopment. Note the ex TCA hydraulic trolley which is required to lift the nose enough to drop the height of the tail in order to get out through the hangar door.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

49

Standard Oil Company
N306 c/n 191
June 1968

Delivered new to the Standard Oil Company. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland 2 June 1968 and looking very smart.

Photo source - Peter F Peyer

50

Alidair
G-ARBY c/n 10
July 1980

Returned from Dan-Air London lease. Taken at Bishops Court Farm, south of Ottery St Mary, Devon, England 6 miles short of its destination at Exeter Airport, Devon, England 20 July 1980, three days after its accident. It has now been jacked up and the undercarriage has been lowered in preparation for its removal to Farnborough, Hampshire for further investigation.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

51

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP c/n 265
February 1989

Dry leased again from British Air Ferries (BAF) named as 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in February 1989. There was a collision between the aircraft and a ramp vehicle which resulted in this major gash in the lower nose section. Tom had a ramp pass and managed to capture the damage on a cold and frosty morning.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

52

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP c/n 265
February 1989

Dry leased again from British Air Ferries (BAF) named as 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in February 1989. There was a collision between the aircraft and a ramp vehicle which resulted in this major gash in the lower nose section. Tom had a ramp pass and managed to capture the damage on a cold and frosty morning.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

53

Indian Air Force
IU-684 c/n 80
June 1964

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named as 'Raj Humsa'. Taken at RAF Muharraq, Bahrain 2 June 1964.

Photo source - Jacques Guillem collection

54

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7402 c/n 88
May 1955

Dry leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircaft) Ltd with fleet number ‘321’. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 17 May 1955 during a hand-over ceremony. The front of the aircraft can just be seen outside the marquee. Everyone has winter coats on but Mr James Henry 'Slim' Carmichael, President of Capital Airlines is seated on the right in his smart American suit with a Capital Airlines badge on his lapel. He has his speech notes ready on a small card. Note the V-A winged logo. Vickers Photo Ref MP2481 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

55

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBK c/n 71
May 1955

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and immediately dry leased to British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in May 1955 on the production line. It has now been painted with BWIA titles. Vickers Photo Ref MP2447 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

56

Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S
LN-FOL c/n 78
May 1955

This was the second V.736 ordered by Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 9 May 1955 on the production line. It was painted up in BEA livery as G-AODH before its first flight and went on dry lease to them in December 1955. Vickers Photo Ref MP2438 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

57

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHG c/n 156
June 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Richard Hakluyt' but now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1972 in the maintenance area.

Photo source - maz 1942 (flickr)

58

Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7411 c/n 109
April 1989

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken stored at Salt Lake City Airport, Utah, USA 13 April 1989.

Photo source - Paul (flickr)

59

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AZLS c/n 348
July 1979

Returned from Cyprus Airways lease. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa July 1979.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

60

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AYOX c/n 370
June 1980

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines and re-registered. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1980.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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