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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

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVX c/n 454
November 1988

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in November 1988.

Photo source - Stephen Knight

2

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVZ c/n 451
November 1988

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and re-registered from RP-C792. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in November 1988 waiting early-morning passengers.

Photo source - Stephen Knight

3

Jerry V Christensen
N22SN c/n 40
July 1979

Purchased from Ewell K Nold. Taken at Calgary Airport, Alberta, Canada in July 1979.

Photo source - Anthony Hickey

4

Airwork Ltd
G-APNE c/n 403
April 1960

Delivered new to Airwork London Ltd. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa April 1960.

Photo source - David Rich

5

British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBT c/n 236
March 1962

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA circa March 1962 with simplified BWIA titles dropping the 'Overseas' part. The full name is in small letters on the rear fuselage. Presumably BWIA was an easier name to market. The extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks were removed before the aircraft entered service.

Photo source - BWIA Back in The Day

6

New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRD c/n 281
January 1958

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Wellington'. Taken at Whenuapai Airport, Auckland, New Zealand 10 January 1958 shortly after its arrival from the UK on delivery. Clearly, this was a major event for the national airline and also for the New Zealand people. The aircraft certainly looks very smart.

Photo source - Jack Kirk

7

British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
9Y-TBT c/n 236
June 1969

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies and re-registered from VP-TBT. Taken possibly at Pearls Airport, Grenada circa June 1969 in a later livery.

Photo source - Caz Caswell collection

8

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL c/n 197
May 1969

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) now named as 'George Evans'. Taken departing from Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa May 1969.

Photo source - Greg Bell

9

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJA c/n 150
November 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA). Taken wearing a false nose for the ceremony held in its honour at Wisley, Surrey, England on the 27 November 1956. Lady Douglas baptized the aircraft 'Sir Samuel White Baker' in the presence of a large gathering of guests, including Lord and Lady Hives.

Photo source - Flight Magazine

10

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHB c/n 62
May 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Henry Stanley'. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 9 May 1959.

Photo source - David Rich

11

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APZP c/n 250
May 1960

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 15 May 1960. The aircraft was not named due to the short lease period.

It is strange that this aircraft was painted in the original 'red stripe' livery, even though the lease takeup date was after the newer 'red square' livery was introduced.

Photo source - David Rich

12

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOC c/n 13
May 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Richard Chancellor'. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1961 in the BEA maintenance hangar.

Photo source - David Rich

13

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOFX c/n 182
July 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'Sir Joseph Banks' but now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in July 1960 with two BEA Douglas DC-3 'Pionairs' in the background.

Photo source - David Rich

14

Mayhem Paintball Centre
G-AOHL c/n 161
November 2019

Forward fuselage purchased from Hanningfield Metals. Taken at Abridge, Essex, England 9 November 2019, now back to its former condition with the previous livery showing through. The rear fuselage section in the background came from Fokker F27 Friendship 3C-QSB and has also lost its olive drab paint.

Photo source - Daren Eaton

15

Ministry of Supply
G-AMAV c/n 3
August 1950

Registered to the Ministry of Supply. Taken during a test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in August 1950 in the BEA livery. Vickers test pilot Gabe Robb 'Jock' Bryce can be seen in the cockpit. Photo Ref 6430-14

Photo source - Charles Edward Brown

16

Ministry of Supply
G-AHRF c/n 1
September 1948

Built for the Ministry of Supply as the type prototype. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1948 during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show. It is taxiing out to take part in the flying display with Supermarine Seagull ASR.1 PA143 flying overhead. A Temple Press photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

17

Alidair
YI-ACM c/n 69
April 1978

Purchased from Iraqi Airways. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 18 April 1978.

Photo source - Ron Kosys

18

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHT c/n 168
June 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Birmingham International Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England circa June 1974. Note the small 'Channel' titles on the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

19

Ministry of Supply
G-AHRF c/n 1
September 1950

Returned from BEA commercial operation trials. Taken on its way to the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1950 still in BEA livery but did not take part in the flying display during the week. Vickers Photo Ref 6016K

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

20

British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBN c/n 81
June 1956

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1956 with 'BWIA' titles now applied to the tail.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

21

Cambrian Airways
G-AMON c/n 27
June 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa June 1969.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

22

Alidair
G-ARGR c/n 14
March 1977

Returned from Intra Airways lease. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa March 1977. Behind is a Dan-Air London Avro 748, a British Midland Airways (BMA) Dart Herald, and possibly a Jersey European Airways (JEA) Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander.

Photo source - Colin Jones

23

Brooklands Museum
XT575 c/n 438
May 2009

Forward fuselage section donated by Cockpits for Hire. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 25 May 2009 outside the famous clubhouse during the transfer up the hill, to be placed next to BAF Viscount G-APIM (C/N 412).

Photo source - Andy Lambert

24

Brooklands Museum
G-AZLP c/n 346
November 2013

Forward fuselage donated by Imperial Air Salvage. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 14 November 2013 being unloaded from the delivery truck.

This venerable AEC Matador breakdown crane named 'Milly' has been very useful to the museum over the years and was involved in the movement of Viscount G-APIM (C/N 412) from Southend way back in February 1990.

Photo source - Andy Lambert

25

Ministry of Supply
VX211 c/n 1
November 1948

Built for the Ministry of Supply as the type prototype. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England circa November 1948 preparing to leave for further trials. Now carrying a military serial number and roundels applied to the Vickers-Armstrongs livery. Note that there is now a mast and housing on top of the cockpit. It looks like a pitot tube for use as a master airspeed indicator.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

26

Icelandair
TF-ISN c/n 140
October 1957

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named as 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at Reykjavik Airport, Iceland circa October 1957. This vintage postcard was issued by the airline and has the script 'An unusual but interesting way of catching the plane' on the reverse.

Photo source - Russ Williamson collection

27

Icelandair
TF-ISN c/n 140
October 1957

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named as 'Gullfaxi'. Taken at Reykjavik Airport, Iceland circa October 1957. This vintage postcard was issued by the airline and has the script 'An unusual but interesting way of catching the plane' on the reverse.

Photo source - Tom van den Broeke collection

28

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYO c/n 264
July 1974

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in July 1974 in a modified Northeast livery. Note the small 'Northeast' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

29

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

Re-registered from G-AZLT after a major rebuild. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa May 1985.

Photo source - Marc Willmott

30

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJF c/n 375
August 1959

Leased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in August 1959 prior to delivery.

Photo source - A Flying History Ltd (www.aflyinghistory.com)

31

Aer Lingus
EI-AJI c/n 289
June 1957

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named as 'St Gall'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1957 as a publicity photo. Note the Rolls-Royce ambulance.

Photo source - Ken Byrnes collection

32

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJF c/n 375
August 1964

Leased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd and now named 'City of Karachi'. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa August 1964 in a later green tail livery.

Photo source - A Flying History Ltd (www.aflyinghistory.com)

33

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJE c/n 337
March 1959

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England 17 March 1959 during the delivery to Pakistan.

Photo source - A Flying History Ltd (www.aflyinghistory.com)

34

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJD c/n 336
February 1959

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England 13 February 1959 during the delivery of this aircraft to Pakistan. Note that extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been fitted. It has Urdu script on this side of the fuselage and Bengali script on the other side of the fuselage.

Photo source - A Flying History Ltd (www.aflyinghistory.com)

35

British West Indian Airways (BWIA)
VP-TBN c/n 81
June 1957

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA circa June 1957.

Photo source - BWIA Back in The Day

36

Iranian Government
EP-MRS c/n 436
May 1962

Delivered new to the Iranian Governmant for VIP use by the Shah of Persia. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1962 outside a Pan American Airways maintenance and cargo handling facility on the south side of the airport. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

37

Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ADD c/n 243
December 1957

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in December 1957.

Photo source - Peter Keating collection

38

Aloha Airlines
N7415 c/n 113
December 1970

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken departing from Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA 26 December 1970.

Photo source - Bill Larkins

39

Aloha Airlines
N7415 c/n 113
December 1970

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken at Kahului Airport, Maui, Hawaii, USA in December 1970.

Photo source - Bill Larkins

40

Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACG c/n 76
November 1955

Leased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon in November 1955.

Photo source - Peter Keating collection

41

Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACR c/n 77
March 1957

Sub-leased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England 27 March 1957 outside the BEA engineering base. It still awaits a repaint in full MEA livery.

Photo source - Peter Keating collection

42

Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACU c/n 240
November 1957

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Taken at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon in November 1957.

Photo source - Peter Keating collection

43

Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACU c/n 240
November 1957

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Taken at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon in November 1957.

Photo source - Peter Keating collection

44

Kuwait Airways
OD-ACW c/n 242
April 1964

Sub-leased from Middle East Airlines (MEA), leased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at Kuwait City Airport, Kuwait in April 1964.

Photo source - Peter Keating collection

45

Middle East Airlines (MEA)
OD-ACW c/n 242
November 1957

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon in November 1957.

Photo source - Peter Keating collection

46

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRC c/n 397
December 1958

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at an unknown location circa December 1958.

Photo source - Rogério Teixeira Varadi‎

47

Channel Airways
G-APZC c/n 34
November 1964

Transferred from Tradair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at an unknown location circa November 1964.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

48

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVI c/n 147
March 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Matthew Flinders'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, Enland in March 1956 on the production line.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

49

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYT c/n 268
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A James Watt'. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France circa June 1959.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

50

Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1320 c/n 112
June 1973

Purchased from Aloha Airlines named as 'Ciudad Leticia'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in June 1973.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

51

Kuwait Airways
G-APNF c/n 225
June 1961

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Kuwait City Airport, Kuwait circa June 1961. Clearly an important event. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net. Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

52

Channel Airways
G-AVNJ c/n 361
June 1972

Returned from British Midland Airways (BMA) lease. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England June 1972 now minus its Rolls-Royce Dart Mark 525 engines. Note the small window at the rear of the cabin. The aircraft behind is G-APPC (C/N 362) which was broken up later in the month with G-AVNJ suffering the same fate in July.

Photo source - Dave Rowe

53

Channel Airways
G-AVJL c/n 389
June 1972

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England June 1972. Channel Airways had ceased all operations in February 1972.

Photo source - Dave Rowe

54

Channel Airways
G-AVHK c/n 359
June 1972

Returned from Continental Airlines lease. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1972 now with Channel Airways' titles again after removal of all useful parts.

Photo source - Dave Rowe

55

Channel Airways
G-AVHE c/n 363
June 1972

Returned from Rousseau Aviation lease. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1972 now minus its Rolls-Royce Dart Mark 525 engines. The aircraft behind is G-ATVE (C/N 366). Both aircraft were broken up for scrap later in the month, but the forward fuselage section of this aircraft was saved and donated to the nearby Historic Aircraft Museum.

Photo source - Dave Rowe

56

Ministry of Supply
G-AHRF c/n 1
September 1950

Returned from BEA commercial operation trials. Taken on its way to the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1950 still in BEA livery but did not take part in the flying display during the week. Vickers Photo Ref 6015F

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

57

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGV c/n 59
September 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '614'. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in early September 1955 attending the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show, prior to delivery. It is taxiing out to take part in a display flight. Note the blank polished oval panel on the rear door that has not yet had the Royal Crest of Canada applied.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

58

Air France
F-BGNN c/n 14
December 1955

Delivered new to Air France. Taken departing from an unknown location circa December 1955. Temple Press Photo Ref 15553.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

59

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APJU c/n 413
July 1970

Proposed sale by British European Airways (BEA) to Trans-Peruana S.A. (TP) was not completed. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland in July 1970 after a repaint in Mandala Airlines livery by Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL). Photo by W Stevenson.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

60

Keegan Aviation Ltd
VH-TVF c/n 49
August 1969

Purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 11 August 1969 together with VH-TVD (C/N 47).

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

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