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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

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APND c/n 402
August 1973

Returned from Ghana Airways lease. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in August 1973 in a modified Arkia livery as the sale was not completed.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

2

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRG c/n 401
June 1959

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Pamphula Airport, Belo Horizonte, Brasil in June 1959. Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Carlos Ari Cesar Germano da Silva (Captain)

3

Museu de Armas
PP-SRO c/n 64
July 2008

Acquired by Eduardo André Matarazzo from Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken at Jardim Recanto, Bebedouro, State of São Paulo, Brasil in July 2008.

Photo source - André Bonacin

4

City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ c/n 15
July 2006

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City 24 July 2006.

Photo source - Mauricio Luis Marra

5

City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ c/n 15
July 2006

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City 24 July 2006. Without nacelle cowlings this is the best they could do to replicate the engines and propellers.

Photo source - Mauricio Luis Marra

6

City of Araçariguama
PP-SRJ c/n 15
July 2006

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City 24 July 2006. The lower cockpit side window has been blanked off.

Photo source - Mauricio Luis Marra

7

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRE c/n 399
September 1968

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). The devastating crash scene in a suburban area near Congonhas Airport, São Paulo, Brasil 15 September 1968. The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff on a training flight with both pilots and one on the ground sadly killed.

Photo source - Alan Beardmore collection

8

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRL c/n 22
March 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA) and re-registered from PP-SRK. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in March 1963 shortly before delivery. Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by BEA as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

9

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRL c/n 22
June 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA) and re-registered from PP-SRK. Taken departing from an unknown location in June 1964.

Photo source - José Lopes

10

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRS c/n 182
April 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1963. The other five are PP-SRN (C/N 62), PP-SRO (C/N 64), PP-SRP (C/N 61), PP-SRQ (C/N 65) and PP-SRR (C/N 66). BEA Photo Ref D5174.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

11

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRR c/n 66
April 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1963. The other five are PP-SRN (C/N 62), PP-SRO (C/N 64), PP-SRP (C/N 61), PP-SRQ (C/N 65) and PP-SRS (C/N 182). BEA Photo Ref D5174.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

12

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRQ c/n 65
April 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1963. The other five are PP-SRN (C/N 62), PP-SRO (C/N 64), PP-SRP (C/N 61), PP-SRR (C/N 66) and PP-SRS (C/N 182). BEA Photo Ref D5174.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

13

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRO c/n 64
April 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1963. The other five are PP-SRN (C/N 62), PP-SRP (C/N 61), PP-SRQ (C/N 65), PP-SRR (C/N 66) and PP-SRS (C/N 182). BEA Photo Ref D5174.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

14

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRN c/n 62
April 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1963. The other five are PP-SRO (C/N 64), PP-SRP (C/N 61), PP-SRQ (C/N 65), PP-SRR (C/N 66) and PP-SRS (C/N 182). BEA Photo Ref D5174.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

15

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRP c/n 61
April 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1963. The other five are PP-SRN (C/N 62), PP-SRO (C/N 64), PP-SRQ (C/N 65), PP-SRR (C/N 66) and PP-SRS (C/N 182). BEA Photo Ref D5174.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

16

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

Delivered new to Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1958. Note the high nose angle to reduce speed to match the photographers plane which was usually a de Havilland DH104 Dove.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

17

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRM c/n 19
January 1963

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in January 1963 still awaiting delivery to Brasil and looking very grubby after a harsh winter outside. Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by BEA as part of a high density seating configuration. It finally departed in March.

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

18

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMNY c/n 6
March 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Ernest Shackleton'. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland 2 March 1953. It was operating a route proving flight from London Airport. This aircraft operated the world’s first scheduled turboprop passenger service, flying from London Airport to Nicosia, Cyprus, via Rome, Italy and Athens, Greece. BEA Photo Ref 4099.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

19

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOJ c/n 23
March 1967

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in March 1967.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

20

Eagle Airways Ltd
G-APDW c/n 258
August 1957

Converted during construction from a V.806 that was originally being built for British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1957 on the production line. The aircraft in front is G-AOYH (C/N 257) which became G-AOYI before completion. G-AOYH finally appeared as C/N 311 which was originally going to be G-APDW for Eagle. All very confusing! Vickers Photo Ref MP6525X2 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

21

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYI * c/n 257
August 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Humphrey Davy'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1957 on the production line. Originally it was going to be registered as G-AOYH but this was later issued to C/N 311. The aircraft in front is G-AOYG (C/N 256) and the one behind was originally going to be G-AOYI (C/N 258) but was actually completed as G-APDW for Eagle Airways. Vickers Photo Ref MP6525X1 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

22

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYG c/n 256
April 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Benbecula Airport, Outer Hebrides, Scotland 4 April 1967.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

23

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYG c/n 256
August 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Charles Darwin'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England on the production line during the fuselage painting phase. The aircraft behind is G-AOYH (C/N 257) which was finally delivered re-registered as G-AOYI. Beyond that is G-AOYI (C/N 258) which was actually completed as G-APDW for Eagle Airways. G-AOYH finally emerged as C/N 311. All very confusing! Vickers Photo Ref MP6525 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

24

Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force)
431 c/n 431
May 1977

Transferred from Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in May 1977 undergoing scheduled maintenance with Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd (ATEL).

Photo source - David M Thirlwall

25

Queensland Air Museum (QAM)
VH-TVJ c/n 148
July 2019

Forward fuselage section purchased from the Gold Coast Military Museum. Taken at Caloundra, Queensland, Australia 19 July 2019. The name 'John Forrest' or the later 'Ernest Giles' and the letters 'TVJ' still need to be added.

Photo source - Shane Backx

26

Queensland Air Museum (QAM)
VH-TVJ c/n 148
January 2012

Forward fuselage section purchased from the Gold Coast Military Museum. Taken at Caloundra, Queensland, Australia 1 January 2012.

Photo source - Phillip Massaad

27

Falconair Charter AB
SE-CNK c/n 227
June 1970

Purchased from Philippine Air Lines (PAL). Taken at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden in June 1970 in a revised livery with a Linjeflyg Nord 262 taking off in the background.

Photo source - Lars Söderström

28

Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AKW c/n 427
July 1960

Delivered new to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines. Taken at Cairo International Airport, Egypt in July 1960.

Photo source - John Morris collection

29

United Arab Airlines (UAA)
SU-AKY c/n 75
March 1965

Transferred from Misrair - Egyptian Airlines due to a company name change. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in March 1965. Photo Ref V574

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

30

Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AIC c/n 85
December 1955

Delivered new to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1955. Misrair titles were in English on the port side. (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

31

Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AIE c/n 87
June 1960

Delivered new to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines. Taken at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon in June 1960 with MEA providing the ground support.

Photo source - David Hedges collection

32

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXV c/n 249
May 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 30 May 1958 parked at Gate No.6. This was the day that the 'new' airport began operations after a major rebuild by Alfred McAlpine Ltd which took nearly two years with costs of £7.8 million. The airport was officially reopened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 9 June 1958 and was the first airport in the world to have a dedicated railway station with links to London and the south coast. The aircraft has just arrived from Luqa Airport, Malta on a trooping charter carrying military personnel and their families.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

33

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVI c/n 147
May 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Matthew Flinders'. Taken departing from Adelaide Airport, South Austtralia, Australia in May 1959. Note that extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been fitted.

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

34

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7408 c/n 106
August 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘327’. Taken at Allegheny County Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA circa August 1956.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

35

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU c/n 248
June 1959

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Wadi Halfa Airport, Northern Sudan circa June 1959.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

36

Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AKW c/n 427
April 1960

Delivered new to Misrair - Egyptian Airlines. Taken at an unknown location in April 1960 with United Arab Airlines subtitles. Note the BOAC Bristol Britannia 102 G-ANBK in the hangar except for the tail. Does anyone recognise the location? Cairo perhaps? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Bernie King collection

37

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIF c/n 177
June 1959

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named as 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 1959. It had 'De Vliegende Hollander' titles on the starboard side. Aer Lingus are providing the ground support.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

38

Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-AOGH c/n 149
January 1958

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in January 1957 on the Field Aircraft Services Ltd ramp. The Hunting-Clan hangar can be partially seen in the right background.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

39

Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc (WCAM)
C-FTHS c/n 279
October 1982

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd for preservation. Taken at Gimli Airport, Manitoba, Canada 1 October 1982. It has just arrived from Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada which is a very short hop. It will be temporarily stored inside the ex Saunders Aircraft hangar seen in the background but the tail needs to be removed first, because of the low roof!

Photo source - Doug Seagrim collection

40

Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc (WCAM)
C-FTHS c/n 279
September 1983

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd for preservation. Taken at Gimli Airport, Manitoba, Canada in early September 1983. The engines are being prepared for ground running prior to taxying trials. Note the large grey blanking plate at the front end of the Rolls-Royce Dart engine where the Water Methanol Control Unit (WMCU) would normally be installed. TCA and then Air Canada chose to operate their Darts without the benefit of a wet power boost but the Low Torque Switch still needed to be fitted to provide an auto-feathering facility. Also note the red marks lined up on the propeller blades and spinner denoting the correct 'ground fine pitch' position for starting up the engine.

Photo source - Jim Griffith

41

Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc (WCAM)
C-FTHS c/n 279
September 1983

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd for preservation. Taken at Gimli Airport, Manitoba, Canada in early September 1983 after emerging from the ex Saunders Aircraft hangar in the background. The engines are being prepared for ground running prior to taxying trials. The tail, which had to be removed when it was put in the low roof hangar has not yet been refitted.

Photo source - Jim Griffith

42

Air Canada
CF-THZ c/n 308
June 1972

ransferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '644'. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in June 1972, a month after it was withdrawn from service. The two behind are CF-THQ (C/N 277) and CF-THW (C/N 305). Photo Ref V319

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

43

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE c/n 17
March 1965

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken landing at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 9 March 1965. It was recently repainted in this smart livery by Marshall's of Cambridge.

Photo source - Peter Seemann

44

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF c/n 5
July 2019

Title transferred from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 4 July 2019. The Duxford Society maintenance voluteers are refitting the wheels to the starboard main leg after new tyres have been fitted. The tyres were manufactured in the Netherlands as they are still used on some Fokker designed aircraft. The strut is at its lowest point compared to an operational aircraft.

Photo source - The British Airliner collection

45

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF c/n 5
July 2019

Title transferred from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 4 July 2019. The Duxford Society maintenance voluteers are refitting the wheels after new tyres have been fitted. The tyres were manufactured in the Netherlands as they are still used on some Fokker designed aircraft. Note the wheel rim locations for the maxaret braking system which is no longer present.

Photo source - The British Airliner collection

46

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF c/n 5
July 2019

Title transferred from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 4 July 2019. The Duxford Society maintenance voluteers are refitting the wheels to the starboard main leg after new tyres have been fitted. The tyres were manufactured in the Netherlands as they are still used on some Fokker designed aircraft.

Photo source - The British Airliner collection

47

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF c/n 5
July 2019

Title transferred from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 4 July 2019 after the fitting of a new set of tyres. The tyres were manufactured in the Netherlands as they are still used on some Fokker designed aircraft.

Photo source - The British Airliner collection

48

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHB c/n 62
July 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir Henry Stanley'. Taken at an unknown location 1 July 1958. Michael's father Peter is second up on the steps.

Photo source - Peter Geraghty via Michael Geraghty

49

Union of Burma Airways
XY-ADF c/n 188
August 1972

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken at Sittwe Civil Airport, Akyab, Northern Burma (now Myanmar) 24 August 1972 after running off the side of the runway. The undercarriage collapsed, curling the propellers and shockoading the Rolls-Royce Dart engines. It was subsequently declared as beyond economic repair.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

50

Winner Airways
G-AOYT c/n 268
May 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken inside the BEA maintenance facility at Heathrow Airport, London, England in May 1969 in Winner livery but without titles and still carrying its UK registration.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

51

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYS c/n 267
June 1972

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England circa June 1972. Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage and the RAF Vickers Varsity in the far right background.

Photo source - George Rollo

52

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANIP c/n 341
May 1959

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in May 1959.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

53

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGI c/n 40
December 1954

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '601'. Taken flying along the St Lawrence River on its way to Dorval Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 12 December 1954 during the epic delivery flight. A TCA Canadair DC4M North Star had been sent out to meet it with a party of news reporters and photographers on board and Dwight took this fine picture.

Photo source - Dwight E Dolan

54

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGP c/n 53
June 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '608'. When the TCA fleet was transferred to Air Canada in June 1964 the stainless steel identification plates were removed from the forward cabin bulkhead of each aircraft. Bob and brother Jack both worked for TCA at the time and Bob acquired this plate and the one from CF-TCR (C/N 55) for his collection.

Photo source - Bob Stephens collection

55

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGR c/n 55
June 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '610'. When the TCA fleet was transferred to Air Canada in June 1964 the stainless steel identification plates were removed from the forward cabin bulkhead of each aircraft. Bob and brother Jack both worked for TCA at the time and Bob acquired this plate and the one from CF-TCP (C/N 53) for his collection.

Photo source - Bob Stephens collection

56

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK c/n 70
June 1960

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada circa June 1969. Note the Canadian Red Ensign flag now applied to the tail.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

57

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK c/n 70
June 1971

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in June 1971. Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

58

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-TGP c/n 53
June 1970

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada circa June 1970. Note the Spartan Air Services facility in the right background.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

59

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-AQN c/n 321
January 1958

Delivered new to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in January 1958.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

60

Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BHB c/n 131
February 1975

Purchased from Alitalia and re-registered from CX-BHBF. Taken stored at Carrasca Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in February 1975. The No.1 Rolls-Royce Dart engine has already been removed. The aircraft behind is CX-AQP (C/N 323) which was ready for the scrapman.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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