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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

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVM c/n 373
June 1970

Delivered new to TAA - Trans Australia Airlines named as 'John Fawkner'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in June 1970 in the process of being scrapped. Was this aircraft sold to Sims Metals for processing? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Graham Bennett collection

2

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 in the process of being scrapped. The aircraft in front is VH-TVE (C/N 48).

Photo source - Graham Bennett collection

3

Sims Metals
VH-TVE c/n 48
December 1969

Remains purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) for metal salvage. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in December 1969 in the process of being scrapped The aircraft behind is VH-TVG (C/N 84).

Photo source - Graham Bennett collection

4

Irish Aviation Museum
EI-AOH c/n 180
April 2017

Forwaqrd fuselage section donated by Aer Lingus. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 12 April 2017 stored inside Aer Lingus Engineering Hangar 6. It has now had the lower fuselage section crudely hacked away and the interior is in poor condition with lots of the cockpit instruments missing. The current ownership is unknown. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Michael O’Callaghan

5

Irish Aviation Museum
EI-AOH c/n 180
April 2017

Forwaqrd fuselage section donated by Aer Lingus. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 12 April 2017 stored inside Aer Lingus Engineering Hangar 6. It has now had the lower fuselage section crudely hacked away and the interior is in poor condition. The current ownership is unknown. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Michael O’Callaghan

6

Irish Aviation Museum
EI-AOH c/n 180
April 2017

Forwaqrd fuselage section donated by Aer Lingus. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 12 April 2017 stored inside Aer Lingus Engineering Hangar 6. It has now had the lower fuselage section crudely hacked away. The current ownership is unknown. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Michael O’Callaghan

7

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
June 2017

Museum re-named from WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum. Taken inside an Air Canada Engineering facility at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 12 June 2017. These parts were saved from CF-TIE (C/N 385) which was originally sold to the museum, but due to fire damage in the cabin, CF-THS was purchased instead. The extent of the fire damage is clearly evident. Hopefully they will be of use now after a good clean.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

8

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
June 2017

Museum re-named from WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum. Taken inside an Air Canada Engineering facility at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 12 June 2017. The seats have now been stripped of their coverings and samples will be sent to their Montreal facility to act as patterns for new coverings in both the yellow and blue colours. Any repairs to the seat frames will take place within the Winnipeg facility. They are certainly working quickly!

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

9

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
June 2017

Museum re-named from WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum. Taken inside an Air Canada Engineering facility at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 12 June 2017. The main walkway carpet is of good quality and this section has already been cleaned for re-use inside the refurbished cabin and shows the unique pattern.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

10

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
June 2017

Museum re-named from WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum. Taken inside an Air Canada Engineering facility at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 12 June 2017. The cabin is being refurbished, and is being undertaken and funded by Air Canada as part of their anniversary celebrations. The main walkway carpet is of good quality and is being cleaned for re-use inside the refurbished cabin.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

11

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
June 2017

Museum re-named from WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum. Taken inside the museum at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 12 June 2017. The cabin is being stripped out for refurbishment, which is being undertaken and funded by Air Canada as part of their anniversary celebrations. The various fabrics will be very difficult to replicate. At least the plastic parts of the seats are reusable.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

12

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
June 2014

Museum re-named from WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum. Taken inside the museum at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 12 June 2017. The cabin is being stripped out for refurbishment, which is being undertaken and funded by Air Canada as part of their anniversary celebrations. The various fabrics will be very difficult to replicate. At least the plastic parts of the seats are reusable.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

13

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
June 2017

Museum re-named from WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum. Taken inside the museum at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 12 June 2017. The cabin is being stripped out for refurbishment, which is being undertaken and funded by Air Canada as part of their anniversary celebrations. The 'formica' panelling and the various fabrics including the curtains will be very difficult to replicate.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

14

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
June 2017

Museum re-named from WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum. Taken inside the museum at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 12 June 2017. The cabin is being stripped out for refurbishment, which is being undertaken and funded by Air Canada as part of their anniversary celebrations. The 'formica' panelling and the various fabrics will be very difficult to replicate.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

15

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
June 2017

Museum re-named from WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum. Taken inside the museum at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 12 June 2017. The cabin is being stripped out for refurbishment, which is being undertaken and funded by Air Canada as part of their anniversary celebrations. Note the mixture of yellow and blue seats.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)

16

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
June 2017

Museum re-named from WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum. Taken inside the museum at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 12 June 2017. The cabin is being stripped out for refurbishment, which is being undertaken and funded by Air Canada as part of their anniversary celebrations.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)

17

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
June 2017

Museum re-named from WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum. Taken inside the museum at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 12 June 2017. The cabin is being stripped out for refurbishment, which is being undertaken and funded by Air Canada as part of their anniversary celebrations.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)

18

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
CF-THS c/n 279
June 2017

Museum re-named from WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum. Taken inside the museum at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 12 June 2017. The cabin is being stripped out for refurbishment, which is being undertaken and funded by Air Canada as part of their anniversary celebrations.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)

19

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMK c/n 355
October 1961

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in October 1961. Note the integral front 'airsteps'. The aircraft behind is VH-TVC (C/N 46) which crashed 30 November 1961.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

20

MacRobertson-Miller Airlines (MMA)
VH-RMQ c/n 45
December 1968

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Perth Airport, Western Australia in December 1968, the same month that it crashed.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

21

Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVC c/n 248
May 1963

Purchased from BUA - British United Airways. Taken at Brussels National Airport, Zaventem, Belgium circa May 1963. Note the Sabena Convair 440 behind and the Belgian Air Force base in the far background.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

22

Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT)
VH-TVQ c/n 434
April 1971

Purchased from Consolidated Aircraft Holding Pty Ltd. Taken about to depart from Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 17 April 1971 on delivery to Taiwan. Note the Australian Aircraft Sales titles on this side only. This was the last Viscount to depart from Melbourne.

Photo source - Gee Bee's Aerospace Shop

23

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVP c/n 433
March 1970

Delivered new to TAA - Trans Australia Airlines named as 'John Gould'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 28 March 1970.

Photo source - Daniel Tanner

24

British United Airways (BUA)
G-APTC c/n 425
June 1968

Transferred from HCA - Hunting Clan Air Transport due to a corporate merger. Taken departing from Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa June 1968.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

25

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYN c/n 263
June 1976

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in June 1976 with three of the four Rolls-Royce Dart engines running prior to departure.

Photo source - Tom Carbis

26

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYN c/n 263
June 1976

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken arriving at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in June 1976. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Tom Carbis

27

Flugausstellung Aviation Museum
D-ANAM c/n 368
August 2011

Transferred from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Hermeskeil, near Trier, Germany 4 August 2011 now repainted in a smart Lufthansa livery. Note that all the propellers are in the 'feathered' position instead of the normal 'ground fine pitch' position. In the background is a Percival P.66 Pembroke.

Photo source - Mark van der Vliet

28

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMI c/n 416
January 1964

Delivered new to ANSETT-ANA. Taken at Adelaide Airport, South Australia in January 1964.

Photo source - Geoff Goodhall

29

Brooklands Museum
G-AZLP c/n 346
June 2017

Forward fuselage donated by Captain Mustafa Azim (retd) of Imperial Air Salvage.Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 27 June 2017. It has now been moved to another area of the museum to allow for the painting phase to be completed in its support trolley. A view of the radar housing bulkhead area.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)

30

Brooklands Museum
G-AZLP c/n 346
June 2017

Forward fuselage donated by Captain Mustafa Azim (retd) of Imperial Air Salvage.Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 27 June 2017. It has now been moved to another area of the museum to allow for the painting phase to be completed in its support trolley with Concorde 202 G-BBDG in the background.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)

31

Brooklands Museum
G-AZLP c/n 346
June 2017

Forward fuselage donated by Captain Mustafa Azim (retd) of Imperial Air Salvage.Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 27 June 2017. It has now been moved to another area of the museum to allow for the painting phase to be completed in its support trolley. Viscount volunteer team leader Paul Rainbird is working on the radar housing bulkhead.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)

32

Brooklands Museum
G-AZLP c/n 346
June 2017

Forward fuselage donated by Captain Mustafa Azim (retd) of Imperial Air Salvage.Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 27 June 2017. It has now been moved to another area of the museum to allow for the painting phase to be completed in its support trolley. A closeup of the cockpit window area.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)

33

Brooklands Museum
G-AZLP c/n 346
June 2017

Forward fuselage donated by Captain Mustafa Azim (retd) of Imperial Air Salvage.Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 27 June 2017. It has now been moved to another area of the museum to allow for the painting phase to be completed in its support trolley. Viscount volunteer team leader Paul Rainbird is working on the radar housing bulkhead with Concorde 202 G-BBDG in the background.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection (gallery 2)

34

Brooklands Museum
G-AZLP c/n 346
June 2017

Forward fuselage donated by Captain Mustafa Azim (retd) of Imperial Air Salvage.Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 21 June 2017. It has now been moved to another area of the museum to allow for the painting phase to be completed and is now being lowered into its support trolley.

Photo source - Paul Rainbird

35

Brooklands Museum
G-AZLP c/n 346
June 2017

Forward fuselage donated by Captain Mustafa Azim (retd) of Imperial Air Salvage.Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 21 June 2017. It has now been moved to another area of the museum to allow for the painting phase to be completed and is being lifted up in order to lower it into its support trolley.

Photo source - Paul Rainbird

36

Brooklands Museum
G-AZLP c/n 346
June 2017

Forward fuselage donated by Captain Mustafa Azim (retd) of Imperial Air Salvage.Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 21 June 2017. It has now been moved to another area of the museum to allow for the painting phase to be completed and is being lifted up in order to lower it into its support trolley.

Photo source - Paul Rainbird

37

Brooklands Museum
G-AZLP c/n 346
June 2017

Forward fuselage donated by Captain Mustafa Azim (retd) of Imperial Air Salvage.Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 21 June 2017. It has now been moved to another area of the museum to allow for the painting phase to be completed. Note the support trolley which it will now be lowered into.

Photo source - Paul Rainbird

38

Brooklands Museum
G-AZLP c/n 346
June 2017

Forward fuselage donated by Captain Mustafa Azim (retd) of Imperial Air Salvage.Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 21 June 2017. It has now been lifted up ready to transport it to another area of the museum to allow for the painting phase to be completed. Note the ex Sultan of Oman Vickers VC10 Type 1103 A4O-AB in the background, which arrived at the museum 6 July 1987.

Photo source - Paul Rainbird

39

Brooklands Museum
G-AZLP c/n 346
June 2017

Forward fuselage donated by Captain Mustafa Azim (retd) of Imperial Air Salvage.Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 21 June 2017. It is about to be lifted up and transported to another area of the museum to allow for the painting phase to be completed.

Photo source - Paul Rainbird

40

Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE)
XT575 c/n 438
August 1986

Transferred from the RRE - Royal Radar & Signals Establishment after the closure of Pershore. Taken at RAF St Mawgan, Newquay Airport, Cornwall, England 6 August 1986 during the International Air Day. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Chris England

41

Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNL c/n 300
May 1967

Purchased from PAL - Philippine Air Lines. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany circa May 1967.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

42

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AZLR c/n 347
August 1986

Returned from Cyprus Airways lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa August 1986 in use as a cabin services trainer.

Photo source - Jan Koppen

43

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AZLP c/n 346
July 1977

Returned from Air Anglia lease. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa July 1977.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

44

Dusseldorf Airport Authority
G-AVHE c/n 363
June 1987

Forward fuselage section transferred from the defunct Air Classik Museum. Taken at Dusseldorf Airport, West Germany circa June 1987 displayed on top of a terminal building in a public terrace viewing area.

Photo source - Udo K Haafke

45

Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THU c/n 303
July 1978

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada circa July 1978 with fresh Rolls-Royce Dart engines installed and ready for delivery to a new owner.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

46

Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C770 c/n 300
August 1965

Delivered new to PAL - Philippine Air Lines. Taken at Manila International Airport, Philippines in August 1965 in a later livery. Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Barney B Deatrick

47

Philippine Air Lines (PAL)
PI-C770 c/n 300
January 1960

Delivered new to PAL - Philippine Air Lines. Taken at Manila International Airport, Philippines in January 1960. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks now fitted.

Photo source - Barney B Deatrick

48

Alitalia
I-LIRP c/n 379
June 1966

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany circa June 1966 in a later livery.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

49

British Eagle International Airlines
G-ATDR c/n 393
July 1965

Purchased from UAA - United Arab Airlines and named as 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in July 1965 with BEA providing the ground support including a Hillman Husky, Bedford CA mobile steps and Bedford CA Traffic Despatcher van.

Photo source - Malcolm Taylor

50

Technik Museum Speyer
D-ANAF c/n 447
October 2016

On loan from Deutsch Lufthansa AG. Taken at Speyer, Germany 15 October 2016.

Photo source - Roberto Falciola

51

Technik Museum Speyer
D-ANAF c/n 447
September 2016

On loan from Deutsch Lufthansa AG. Taken at Speyer, Germany 4 September 2016 with a walkway to the cabin now installed.

Photo source - Erezms (airliners.net)

52

Channel Airways
G-ATVR c/n 365
September 1967

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany circa September 1967.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

53

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

54

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

55

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

56

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

57

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

58

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

59

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

60

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

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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