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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

MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ c/n 45
August 2004

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 26 August 2004. A sad collection of airframe debris now placed near the memorial.

Photo source - Mike McBey

2

MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ c/n 45
August 2004

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 26 August 2004. This memorial was erected near the crash site but sadly only lists the names of the five crew members.

Photo source - Mike McBey

3

MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ c/n 45
August 2004

Transferred from Ansett-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 26 August 2004. This memorial was erected near the crash site but sadly only lists the names of the five crew members.

Photo source - John (flickr)

4

Aeropark
G-CSZB c/n 248
August 2018

Forward fuselage section loaned by Colin Jacobs to the Aeropark aircraft display. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 18 August 2018. Hopefully it will get a repaint someday to match the smart condition of Vanguard G-APES, which still needs the white BEA lettering applied to the red square.

Photo source - Mike McBey

5

Aeropark
G-CSZB c/n 248
July 2018

Forward fuselage section loaned by Colin Jacobs to the Aeropark aircraft display. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 5 July 2018.

Photo source - Simon Brooke

6

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEX c/n 381
June 1982

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken at Abbottsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland circa June 1982. An unusual location at this airport compared to the normal terminal building area.

Photo source - Mark Piacentini

7

Aerolineas Taxi Aéreo Opita (TAO)
HK-1057 c/n 118
December 1977

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken stored at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in December 1977 in a revised livery with 'TAO Colombia' titles.

Photo source - Reinhard Zinabold

8

Inter City Airlines
G-ARGR c/n 14
March 1982

Transferred from Alidair due to a corporate name change. Taken departing from Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland in March 1982. The undercarriage retraction phase has not yet been initiated.

Photo source - Vernon Murphy collection

9

Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7411 c/n 109
May 1987

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken stored at Salt Lake City Airport, Utah, USA in May 1987.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

10

Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVM c/n 459
June 1987

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA) and now named as 'Lombok'. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in June 1987 in the fourth and final livery.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

11

Pima Air and Space Museum (PASM)
N22SN c/n 40
February 1993

Donated by Walter and Dennese Cole. Note the museum's new name. Taken at the museum in Tucson, Arizona, USA 2 February 1993.

Photo source - Simon Brooke

12

Havacilik Muzezi
430 c/n 430
September 2018

Withdrawn from service by the Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) and preserved on the military side of Yeşilköy Airport, Istanbul, Turkey. Taken 7 September 2018.

Photo source - Tristar1011 (flickr)

13

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TIB c/n 310
June 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '646'. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 11 June 1958 during the delivery to Canada.

Photo source - The Aviation Photo Company

14

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMAV c/n 3
September 1952

Loaned from the Ministry of Supply and named as 'Viscount G-AMAV' for proving flights around Europe. Taken during one of the European proving flights undertaken circa September 1952. Does anyone recognise the location? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net. The original print had been 'doctored' by BEA to show the small oval rear baggage door, which was never incorporated on this aircraft, unlike the BEA V.701 fleet. BEA Photo Ref 3904

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

15

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BHA c/n 130
September 1978

Purchased from Alitalia, re-registered from CX-BHAF and named as 'Presidente Gestido'. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 7 September 1978 during the final phase of its existence.

Photo source - Ulrich F Hoppe

16

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK c/n 70
August 1975

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in August 1975 in a smart new red and white livery.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

17

Air Canada
CF-THL c/n 272
August 1973

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '630'. Taken at Dorval Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in August 1973. Note the baggage travellator utilising the forward cabin door, which was certainly an unusual event.

Photo source - Alfred Holden

18

Air Canada
CF-THH c/n 269
June 1966

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '626'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1966.

Photo source - Rod Digney

19

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
June 2018

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, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada in June 2018.

Photo source - Alain Skelding

20

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
June 2018

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, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada in June 2018.

Photo source - Alain Skelding

21

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
June 2018

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, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada in June 2018.

Photo source - Alain Skelding

22

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

23

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

24

United States Steel Corporation
N905 c/n 183
April 1959

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa April 1959 after the installation of weather radar and a black radome and extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks. Vickers Photo Ref MP9906. NFB photo.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

25

United States Steel Corporation
N905 c/n 183
August 1956

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in August 1956. Note that it does not have a weather radar system or extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks. Both were fitted in 1959. Note the integral front 'airsteps'. Vickers Photo Ref MP4711. NFB photo.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

26

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
November 2004

cquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004. The aircraft is being moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

27

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
November 2004

cquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004. The aircraft is being moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

28

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
November 2004

cquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004. The aircraft is being moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

29

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
November 2004

cquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004. The aircraft is being moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

30

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004. The aircraft is being moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

31

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004. The aircraft is about to be moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

32

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004. The aircraft is about to be moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

33

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004. The aircraft is about to be moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

34

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004. The aircraft is about to be moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

35

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
November 2004

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 15 November 2004. The aircraft is about to be moved to a new location to make way for the expansion plans for the airport.

Photo source - Gustavo Figueroa via Wilman Fuentes

36

Monarch Aircraft Inc
N555SL c/n 233
June 1984

Purchased from the Kearney & Trecker Corporation. Taken at Chino Airport, California, USA in June 1984. Note that this aircraft is fitted with an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) with the exhaust on the other side surrounded by a stainless steel heat plate and an intake at the rear, below the tailplane.

Photo source - Paul Filmer

37

Hawaiian Airlines
N746HA c/n 286
November 1963

Leased from the Booth Leasing Corporation and later purchased. Taken flying off the coast of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA circa November 1963.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

38

Pima Air and Space Museum (PASM)
N22SN c/n 40
July 2018

Donated by Walter and Dennese Cole. Taken at the museum in Tucson, Arizona, USA 31 July 2018.

Photo source - Christophe Touillard

39

Pima Air and Space Museum (PASM)
N22SN c/n 40
July 2018

Donated by Walter and Dennese Cole. Taken at the museum in Tucson, Arizona, USA 31 July 2018. In the background is ex Orbis McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 N220AU, which was a 'Flying Eye Hospital'. We can still hope for a full repaint in TCA livery!

Photo source - Christophe Touillard

40

Pima Air and Space Museum (PASM)
N22SN c/n 40
July 2018

Donated by Walter and Dennese Cole. Taken at the museum in Tucson, Arizona, USA 31 July 2018.

Photo source - Christophe Touillard

41

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
N7403 c/n 89
June 1955

For lease to Capital Airlines with fleet number '322' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Taken during the first test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 30 June 1955.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

42

United Air Lines
N7408 c/n 106
June 1961

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘327’. Taken during a publicity flight in June 1961 shortly after a repaint in United livery. United Air Lines photo.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

43

Aloha Airlines
N7414 c/n 112
July 1963

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken during a publicity flight off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, USA in July 1963. A Camera Hawaii photo Ref 15858-43

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

44

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHG c/n 156
June 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Richard Hakluyt'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1958 on a stand in front of the Queen's Building.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

45

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHV c/n 170
September 1973

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England in September 1973 with the BEA titles removed.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

46

Aer Lingus
EI-AJJ c/n 290
June 1959

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named as 'St Columban'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1959.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

47

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIC c/n 174
September 1957

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named as 'J C Ellehammer'. Taken departing from Heathrow Airport, London, England circa September 1957.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

48

Bucaramanga Municipal Cleaning Company
HK-1267 c/n 441
February 2018

Remains transferred from Parque de la Vida (Park of Life). Taken in a yard near the El Carrasco landfill site on the outskirts of Bucaramanga, Colombia in February 2018. After complaints from locals near the Parque de la Vida (Park of Life) the aircraft was moved to this temporary site pending a decision on its future.

Photo source - Jaime del Rio

49

Bucaramanga Municipal Cleaning Company
HK-1267 c/n 441
February 2018

Remains transferred from Parque de la Vida (Park of Life). Taken in the Hermoso district of Bucaramanga, Colombia in February 2018 during the transfer to a temporary storage site. Three flatbed trucks and two cranes were used, with an inevitable disruption to the local traffic. The transfer took from 7PM to 11PM.

Photo source - Vanguardia.com

50

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018. A view from the cabin into the rear fuselage section.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

51

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018. The cabin restoration is ongoing. No doubt the cooling fans come in handy.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

52

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018. The cockpit restoration is ongoing.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

53

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018. The cockpit restoration is ongoing.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

54

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

55

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

56

Possum Park
VH-TVL c/n 197
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

57

Turbo Aire Holdings Inc
N460RC c/n 117
October 1993

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Forward fuselage section and other recognisable remains taken at a commercial scrap yard near Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona, USA 6 October 1993. The forward fuselage section just visible on the right belongs to XA-MOS (C/N 334).

Photo source - eLaReF (flickr)

58

Go Group Unlimited Inc
XA-MOS c/n 334
October 1993

Returned from Aerolineas Republica lease. Forward fuselage section taken at a commercial scrap yard near Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona, USA 6 October 1993. The forward fuselage section in the left rear background belongs to N460RC (C/N 117).

Photo source - eLaReF (flickr)

59

Tucson Airport Authority
4X-AVG c/n 419
October 1993

Remains donated from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 5 October 1993 still in its Arkia livery.

Photo source - eLaReF (flickr)

60

Pima Community College Aviation School
4X-AVE c/n 403
October 1993

Acquired from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 5 October 1993 still in its Arkia livery. Note the feathered No.3 propeller.

Photo source - eLaReF (flickr)

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