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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

Bass Aviation Inc
N7436 c/n 134
September 1981

Purchased from Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales. Taken stored at Mobile Airport, Alabama, USA 13 September 1981 with the tail of N7412 (C/N 110) just visible in the background and N7435 (C/N 133) on the right. Note the integral front 'airsteps' from the original Capital Airlines order specification.

Photo source - Ian Gains

2

Bass Aviation Inc
N7435 c/n 133
September 1981

Purchased from Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales. Taken stored at Mobile Airport, Alabama, USA 13 September 1981 with the tail of N7412 (C/N 110) and the No.1 nacelle of N7436 (C/N 134) also visible.

Photo source - Ian Gains

3

Bass Aviation Inc
N7412 c/n 110
September 1981

Purchased from Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales. Taken stored at Mobile Airport, Alabama, USA 13 September 1981 with the tail of N7436 (C/N 134) visible in the top right corner.

Photo source - Ian Gains

4

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWXI c/n 339
April 1969

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG and entered service in British Midland Airways (BMA) livery with an Invicta logo on the tail. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in April 1969.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

5

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJE c/n 154
January 1969

Delivered new to BEA - British European Airways named as 'R M A Sir Alexander Mackenzie'. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in January 1969 with a SAS - Scandinavian Airline System McDonnell DC9 in the background and a 1950s passenger transfer coach in the foreground. Note the repositioned registration.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

6

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AHRF c/n 1
March 1950

Re-registered from the Ministry of Supply VX211 for civil trials use. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands 24 March 1950 during an eight European Capital tour with the aircraft painted in a new BEA - British European Airways livery. A nice selection of BP Aviation Services vehicles suitably arranged for publicity photo purposes as well as refuelling and servicing the aircraft.

Photo source - British Petroleum (BP) Photo Library

7

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AHRF c/n 1
April 1950

Re-registered from the Ministry of Supply VX211 for civil trials use. Taken at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden in April 1950 during an eight European Capital tour with the aircraft painted in a new BEA - British European Airways livery. A nice closeup study of the No.1 Rolls-Royce Dart engine nacelle and propeller.

Photo source - Lars Alegren

8

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AHRF c/n 1
April 1950

Re-registered from the Ministry of Supply VX211 for civil trials use. Taken at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden in April 1950 during an eight European Capital tour with the aircraft painted in a new BEA - British European Airways livery.

Photo source - Lars Alegren

9

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THP c/n 276
June 1961

Delivered to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '634'. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada circa June 1961 with a storm brewing up in the background.

Photo source - Ian Arnold

10

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THO c/n 275
May 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '633'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in May 1964 a month before the transfer to Air Canada. A TCA Vickers Vanguard is in the background which has integral front and rear 'airsteps' which were not adopted in the earlier Viscount specification.

Photo source - Nick Wolochatiuk

11

Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-THA c/n 218
May 1976

Purchased from the Canadian Inspection & Test Company. Taken at Wabush Airport, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada circa May 1976. The Gates Learjet 25 in the back ground belongs to the US parent company Pickands Mather & Co of Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Photo source - Ian Arnold

12

Go Transportation Inc
N8989V c/n 391
January 1975

Purchased from Air Rent Inc by Weitzmann, Weitzmann & Birdman. Taken at Oakland International Airport, California, USA in January 1975. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Jay Sherlock

13

Charlie Rich Enterprises
N6598C c/n 392
May 1974

Leased from U C Leasing Inc. Taken at Memphis International Airport, Tennessee, USA in May 1974 still carrying the 'Silver Fox I' logo.

Photo source - Ted Gibson via Jay Sherlock

14

Nicholas A Arndt
N905 c/n 183
January 1970

Purchased from the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at San Francisco International Airport, California, USA in January 1970.

Photo source - Jay Sherlock

15

Kearney & Trecker Corporation
N820BK c/n 233
May 1969

Purchased from the Blaw-Knox Corporation. Taken at San Jose International Airport, California, USA in May 1969. Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the original Capital Airlines specification and the Auxilliary Power Unit (APU) black intake at the rear with the exhaust on the starboard rear section.

Photo source - Jay Sherlock

16

Standard Oil Company
N306 c/n 191
March 1967

Delivered new to the Standard Oil Company. Taken at San Francisco International Airport, California, USA in March 1967. Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed and that the radar nose is now grey instead of the original black.

Photo source - Jay Sherlock

17

Ronald J Clark
N150RC c/n 391
September 1981

Transferred from Go Transportation Inc. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa September 1981. Note the integral front 'airsteps' and extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Karl Smalley

18

Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DIO c/n 192
July 1957

Delivered new to IAC - Indian Airlines named as 'Madhya Pradesh'. Taken during its first test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 30 July 1957. Note the Hindi script on this side of the fuselage, with English titles on the port side.

Photo source - Wolfgang Muehlbauer collection

19

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMG c/n 414
January 1959

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 6 January 1967. The nose undercarriage leg collapsed after the aircraft aquaplaned off the wet runway onto the soft ground.

Photo source - Greg Thom collection

20

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMG c/n 414
January 1967

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 6 January 1967. The nose undercarriage leg collapsed after the aircraft aquaplaned off the wet runway onto the soft ground.

Photo source - Greg Thom collection

21

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMG c/n 414
January 1967

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 6 January 1967. The nose undercarriage leg collapsed after the aircraft aquaplaned off the wet runway onto the soft ground.

Photo source - Greg Thom collection

22

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMG c/n 414
January 1967

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 6 January 1967. The nose undercarriage leg collapsed after the aircraft aquaplaned off the wet runway onto the soft ground.

Photo source - Greg Thom collection

23

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMG c/n 414
January 1967

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 6 January 1967. The nose undercarriage leg collapsed after the aircraft aquaplaned off the wet runway onto the soft ground.

Photo source - Greg Thom collection

24

British United Airways (BUA)
G-APTC c/n 425
June 1969

Transferred from HCA - Hunting Clan Air Transport due to a corporate merger. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France circa June 1969 with an Iraqi Airways de Havilland (Hawker Siddeley) Trident 1E in the background.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

25

Jordan Airways
JY-ACI c/n 240
June 1963

Leased from MEA - Middle East Airlines. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1963.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

26

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

Delivered new to TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines named as 'Matthew Flinders'. Englishman Matthew Flinders was a Royal Navy Captain who was a navigator and cartographer and was the leader of the first circumnavigation of Australia on board H.M.S. Investigator, which was completed in 1803.

Photo source - Australian National Archive

27

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7443 c/n 199
September 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '362'. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa September 1957. Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

28

Maverick Equipment Company
N117H c/n 41
August 1968

Purchased from William C Wold & Associates. Taken at San Antonio International Airport, Texas, USA in August 1968.

Photo source - Manuel Delgado

29

Home Office Fire & Emergency Training Centre
G-BAPF c/n 338
November 2011

Transferred from Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd. Taken at Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England 28 November 2011. It was being used for evacuation training. A very poor condition cockpit with all major instruments removed.

Photo source - Barry James

30

Home Office Fire & Emergency Training Centre
G-BAPF c/n 338
November 2011

Transferred from Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd. Taken at Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England 28 November 2011. It was being used for evacuation training.

Photo source - Barry James

31

Starways Ltd
G-AMOC c/n 13
March 1964

Leased from British Eagle International Airlines. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa March 1964 in a modified British Eagle livery retaining the tail logo.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

32

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7458 c/n 213
March 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘376’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa March 1957. Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

33

Air Zimbabwe
VP-YNC c/n 100
June 1980

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia due to a country name change. Taken at Kentucky Airport, Salisbury, Zimbabwe circa June 1980. Here is a closeup of the heat deflectors fitted to the starboard engine exhausts to help prevent a 'Strella' surface to air SAM-7 missile from locking on using its heat sensor. Air Rhodesia had suffered the loss of two aircraft in this way; VP-WAS (C/N 297) in September 1978 and VP-YND (C/N 101) in February 1979.

Photo source - Don Newton collection

34

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAK c/n 440
August 1969

Delivered new to Austrian Airlines (AUA) named as 'Johann Strauss'. Taken at Salzburg Airport, Maxglan, Austria 5 August 1969. For some reason they are not using the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

35

Cambrian Airways
G-ANRS c/n 75
July 1971

Purchased from British Eagle International Airlines. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, Wales circa July 1971 with G-AMOC (C/N 13), G-AMOJ (C/N 23) and G-AMOO (C/N 28) on the far right also identified.

Photo source - G Hillard

36

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOJ c/n 23
July 1971

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, Wales circa July 1971 with G-AMOC (C/N 13), G-AMOO (C/N 28) on the far right and a tailless G-ANRS (C/N 75) also identified.

Photo source - G Hillard

37

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOC c/n 13
July 1971

Returned from Air France lease. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, Wales circa July 1971 with G-AMOJ (C/N 23), G-AMOO (C/N 28) on the far right and a tailless G-ANRS (C/N 75) also identified.

Photo source - G Hillard

38

Fôrça Aérea Brasileira
C-90 2101 c/n 345
June 1959

Serial number changed from FAB 2101. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1959.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

39

Sultan of Oman's Air Force (SOAF)
503 c/n 342
September 1972

Purchased from Airwork Services Ltd. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 11 September 1972 just prior to delivery.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

40

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDT c/n 346
October 1958

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named as 'Blesbok'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 22 October 1958. Note titles in English on the port side only. (Vickers Photo Ref MP9258)

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

41

New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRD c/n 281
December 1957

Delivered new to NAC - New Zealand National Airways Corporation named as 'City of Wellington'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in December 1957. Note the temporary test equipment fitted underneath the starboard wingtip. (Vickers Photo Ref MP7373)

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

42

Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE)
XT661 c/n 371
June 1978

Transferred from the RRE - Royal Radar & Signals Establishment. Taken at Thurleigh Airfield, Bedfordshire, England circa June 1978. Note the long electronics pod under the rear fuselage and now a short electronics pod under the forward fuselage replacing the dome. Also note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks. The propellers have been painted with high visibility black and white stripes. (Bedford Photo Ref B5066A)

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

43

Lao Air Lines
G-APKF c/n 396
September 1969

Purchased from BEA - British European Airways. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1969 shortly before delivery, still carrying its UK registration. It had just been overhauled and repainted by Marshalls.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

44

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435 c/n 435
November 1967

Purchased from Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation for use by the RAAF - Royal Australian Air Force VIP Flight to transport the Prime Minister, senior government personnel and foreign dignitaries. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in November 1967 in the general aviation area. Note the the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

45

Sultan of Oman's Air Force (SOAF)
501 c/n 435
April 1973

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken departing from Midway Airfield, Thumrait, Dhofar Region, Oman 18 April 1973. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks. The dusty conditions must have caused some maintenance issues.

Photo source - Adrian Balch collection

46

Sims Metals
VH-TVH c/n 146
July 1970

Purchased from Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd (AAS) for metal salvage. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia awaiting the scrapman's axe. The damage was caused by dragging the aircraft to this location. This aircraft could well be VH-TVK (C/N 181) so if anyone has a positive identity then please let us know at information@vickersviscount.net.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

47

Sims Metals
VH-TVG c/n 84
December 1969

Remains purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) for metal salvage. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in December 1969 awaiting the scrapman's axe.

Photo source - Graham Bennett collection

48

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMK c/n 355
May 1965

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa May 1965.

Photo source - Kurt Finger

49

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMK c/n 355
January 1965

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa January 1965 with Associated Airlines de Havilland 114 Heron VH-ASH taxying in the background. Associated was not a scheduled airline but was the aviation department for mining company BHP.

Photo source - Kurt Finger

50

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THV c/n 304
June 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '640'. Taken at an unknown location in June 1959. Such a relaxed atmosphere compared to modern high-security times.

Photo source - Howard Cooper

51

Air Canada
CF-THR c/n 278
June 1968

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '636'. Taken departing from Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in June 1968.

Photo source - Trevor Ogle collection

52

Aloha Airlines
N7410 * c/n 242
January 1966

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA 10 January 1966.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

53

Sultan of Oman's Air Force (SOAF)
505 c/n 421
October 1974

Purchased from Aer Lingus. Taken departing from Luqa Airport, Malta 9 October 1974.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

54

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7418 c/n 116
June 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '337'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1956. Interesting that they are boarding through the rear cabin door rather than the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

55

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7418 c/n 116
November 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '337'. Taken at an unknown location in November 1959. Note the repositioned and enlarged registration and now a weather radar nose.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

56

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7417 c/n 115
April 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘336’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa April 1956.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

57

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHP c/n 165
November 1957

Delivered new to BEA - British European Airways named 'R M A James Weddel'. Taken in a field near Ballerup, Denmark 17 November 1957 after making an emergency wheels up landing due to icing problems. Luckily this was not a passenger service or the consequences may well have been serious for those in the rear of the cabin. Surprisingly there was no post crash fire.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

58

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHP c/n 165
November 1957

Delivered new to BEA - British European Airways named 'R M A James Weddel'. Taken in a field near Ballerup, Denmark 17 November 1957 after making an emergency wheels up landing due to icing problems. Luckily this was not a passenger service or the consequences may well have been serious for those in the rear of the cabin. Surprisingly there was no post crash fire.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

59

Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA)
AN-AKQ c/n 334
January 1958

Delivered new to Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA) named as 'Ruben Dario'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1958.

Photo source - Wolfgang Muehlbauer collection

60

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR * c/n 318
February 1966

Purchased from Compania Cubana de Aviación S.A. and named as 'John Murray'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia circa February 1966 and about to depart from the TAA terminal area. Note one of the last distinctive brickworks chimney in the background.

Photo source - David A Carter

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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