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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

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

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 awaiting the scrapman's axe.

Photo source - Graham Bennett collection

3

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

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at an unknown location circa May 1965.

Photo source - Kurt Finger

4

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

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at an unknown location circa January 1965.

Photo source - Kurt Finger

5

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

6

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

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

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

14

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

15

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

16

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-APEY c/n 382
April 1999

Returned from SAFT Gabon lease. Taken at Lanseria International Airport, near Johannesburg, South Africa 6 April 1999 still in the basic British World livery less titles.

Photo source - egcc (flickr)

17

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYP c/n 265
June 1961

Delivered new to BEA - British European Airways named as 'R M A John Napier'. Taken landing at an unknown location in June 1961 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

18

Air France
F-BGNU c/n 38
July 1955

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 17 July 1955.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

19

Aer Lingus
EI-AJI c/n 289
March 1966

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named as 'St Gall'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 11 March 1966 parked in front of the Queen's Building. Note the Bedford CA vans converted to become mobile steps.

Photo source - legspinner93 (flickr)

20

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-APBH c/n 226
June 1958

Returned from Continental Airlines lease. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in June 1958. Note the integral front 'airsteps' fitted for the Capital Airlines order which was cancelled.

Photo source - Wolfgang Muehlbauer collection

21

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU c/n 248
April 1957

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Weybridge Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1957 on the production line. Most of the bare metal skin is covered in a thin blue plastic film to protect it from damage during assembly. Note the domed cockpit pressure area before the final cosmetic skin was fitted. (Vickers Photo Ref MP5910) (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

22

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU c/n 248
September 1957

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1957.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

23

Air France
G-ANRS c/n 75
August 1968

Leased for a very short period from British Eagle International Airlines in full British Eagle livery. Taken at an unknown location in August 1968.

Photo source - Dave Howell collection

24

Ministry of Supply
G-AMAV c/n 3
October 1954

Returned from BEA - British European Airways loan. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England circa October 1954 still in full BWIA livery and about to start up its Rolls-Royce Dart engines before departure on another test flight. Note the mast above the cockpit which allowed an accurate measurement of yaw. (Vickers Photo Ref MP1133) (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

25

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435 c/n 435
August 1966

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 29 August 1966 in the general aviation area outside the Flight Facilities FBO hangar. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - David A Carter

26

British West Indian Overseas Airways (BWIA)
9Y-TBT c/n 236
May 1965

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies and re-registered from VP-TBT. Taken at Montego Bay Airport, Jamaica 9 May 1965.

Photo source - Jon Proctor (jonproctor.net)

27

Aer Lingus
HB-ILR c/n 291
December 1971

Returned from S.A. de Transport Aérien Genéve (SATA) lease. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa December 1971.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

28

Aer Lingus
HB-ILP c/n 177
June 1970

Returned from S.A. de Transport Aérien Genéve (SATA) lease. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1970 outside the Aer Lingus maintenance facility.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

29

Filair
9Q-CTU c/n 277
October 1990

Purchased from Wabush Mines. Taken at N'dolo Airport, Kinshasa, Republic of Zaire 16 October 1990 with a SUD SE210 Caravelle in the background. Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Michel Anciaux (Ecuador Aviation Photography)

30

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

Purchased from Zaire Aero Service. Taken stored at N'dolo Airport, Kinshasa, Zaire 2 June 1995 with all four propellers removed. It was officially withdrawn from service in December 1995.

Photo source - Michel Anciaux (Ecuador Aviation Photography)

31

Zaire Aero Service
9Q-CKS c/n 307
August 1980

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken stored at N'dolo Airport, Kinshasa, Republic of Zaire 30 August 1980. All four Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been removed and the main undercarriage tyres are flat. Did it ever fly again? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Michel Anciaux (Ecuador Aviation Photography)

32

GB Airways
G-BBVH c/n 281
July 1987

Purchased from British Airways (BA) having previously been leased under the Gibraltar Airways name. Taken at North Front Airport, Gibraltar circa July 1987 with the famous rock in the background.

Photo source - BTRADS collection

33

Island Aviation Inc
N7458 c/n 213
October 1981

Purchased from Aircraft Engine Maintenance Corporation. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1981 still carrying faded Aero Sierra de Durango SA titles.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

34

Jersey European Airways (JEA)
G-AVJB c/n 375
June 1980

Transferred from Intra Aiways due to a corporate name change. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa June 1980 with a British Midland Airways DC9 in the background.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

35

Dan-Air London
G-ARGR c/n 14
August 1977

Leased from Alidair. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 1977.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

36

Sultan of Oman's Air Force (SOAF)
501 c/n 435
June 1978

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken stored at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa June 1978. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

37

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVQ c/n 434
December 1961

Delivered new to TAA - Trans Australia Airlines named as 'McDouall Stuart'. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in December 1961. Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

38

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMK c/n 355
October 1960

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 26 October 1960 now repainted in full livery. Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

39

BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-APEX c/n 381
May 1970

Purchased from British European Airways Corporation (BEA). Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands circa May 1970 operating a charter flight bringing tourists to see the 'Dutch Bulb Fields'. This was a popular period with Donaldson and Caledonian Bristol Britannias in the background doing the same thing.

Photo source - Ger Buskermolen

40

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 - BTRADS collection

41

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVN c/n 374
April 1967

Delivered new to TAA - Trans Australia Airlines named as 'William Dampier'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia circa April 1967 in the TAA maintenance area. The DC3 (C-47B) behind is VH-RRA belonging to C.S.I.R.O. Division of Cloud Physics.

Photo source - David A Carter

42

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL c/n 197
March 1967

Delivered new to TAA - Trans Australia Airlines now named as 'George Evans'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia circa March 1967 parked outside the Department of Civil Aviation hangar as the TAA maintenance ramp was full at the time.

Photo source - David A Carter

43

Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd (AAS)
ZK-BWO c/n 428
December 1975

Purchased from NAC - New Zealand National Airways Corporation. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the general aviation area in December 1975 in a basic NAC livery with 'AAS' titles.

Photo source - David A Carter

44

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVI c/n 147
April 1969

Delivered new to TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines named as 'Matthew Flinders'. David was shown around the cabin after the aircraft was withdrawn from service at Sydney Airport and when he commented on this nameplate the engineer unscrewed it and gave it to him as a souvenir! Does anyone know if any of the others survived? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - David A Carter

45

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVH c/n 146
February 1966

Delivered new to TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines named as 'George Bass'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 26 February 1966 with East West Airlines DC3 VH-EWE in the background.

Photo source - David A Carter

46

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANEF c/n 343
June 1967

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich Switzerland circa June 1967 with revised font titles.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

47

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVA c/n 44
September 1954

Delivered new to TAA - Trans - Australia Airlines named as 'John Batman'. Taken on a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in September 1954. (Vickers Photo Ref 6307E)

Photo source - Roger Humm collection

48

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYF c/n 255
September 1957

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after its transfer from BEA - British European Airways during construction. Taken during a test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1957. Note the pylon now fitted above the cockpit that often appeared on Vickers flight development aircraft. It allowed accurate measurements of speed and yaw. Also note the non-standard 'horn balance' rudder. (Vickers Photo Ref 6469M)

Photo source - Roger Humm collection

49

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJC c/n 152
January 1957

Delivered new to BEA - British European Airways named as 'R M A Robert O'Hara Burke'. Taken on a flight from Wisley, Surrey, England circa January 1957 for publicity purposes. (BEA Photo Ref N/K)

Photo source - Roger Humm collection

50

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJC c/n 152
January 1957

Delivered new to BEA - British European Airways named as 'R M A Robert O'Hara Burke'. Taken on a flight from Wisley, Surrey, England circa January 1957 for publicity purposes. (BEA Photo Ref 5641)

Photo source - Roger Humm collection

51

Alidair
F-BGNT c/n 37
August 1975

Purchased from Air Inter. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 1975 with the French registration now covered up.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

52

Aer Lingus
EI-ALG c/n 312
August 1967

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named as 'St Kieran'. Taken at Cork Airport, Dublin, Ireland in August 1967 ready to board passengers to London, England including Donald and his parents. This was Donald's first flight.

Photo source - George Hine via Donald Hine

53

High Chaparral AB - Wild West Theme Park
SE-IVY c/n 375
June 2011

Transferred from Baltic Airlines (Sweden). Taken at a Wild West Theme Park near Kulltorp, Sweden 20 July 2012. The general external condition is poor.

Photo source - Richard Brown collection

54

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THK c/n 271
September 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '629'. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1962.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

55

ANSETT-ANA
VH-RMK c/n 355
June 1969

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia circa June 1969 in a later livery taxying in from Runway 07.

Photo source - David A Carter

56

Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SEL c/n 430
June 1967

Delivered new to THY - Turk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines. Taken flying over Istanbul, Turkey circa June 1967. The large building in the centre background is the Hagia Sofia.

Photo source - Turk Hava Yollari Retro Café

57

Go Transportation Inc
N306 c/n 191
February 1979

Transferred from Stephen M Birdman. Taken at an unknown location circa February 1979. Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Russell Brown collection

58

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPAS c/n 263
August 1995

Re-registered from G-AOYN. The new registration refers to Go Parcelforce Air Services. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in August 1995 with G-OPFE (C/N 291) behind.

Photo source - Vernon Murphy

59

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
August 2016

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Victoria Airport, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 2 August 2016 being pushed out into the summer sun.

Photo source - John Scratchley

60

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG c/n 224
August 2016

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Victoria Airport, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 16 August 2016.

Photo source - fsll2 (flickr)

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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