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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

Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T603 c/n 91
November 1955

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. The aircraft was originally laid down for Airwork Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in late November 1955 on the production line. Vickers Photo Ref MP3396 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAC c/n 370
April 1961

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 28 April 1961 on the production line. This aircraft was originally ordered by Stavros Niarchos - Aviacion Limitada S.A. of Panama as a V.819 but the sale was not completed, so Lufthansa took it as their next aircraft. Note the radome nose sitting in its wooden transportation frame. Vickers Photo Ref MP13123 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

3

Central African Airways (CAA)
VP-YNB c/n 99
February 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named as 'R M A 'Matopos'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa February 1956 on the production line. The high access gantrey in the foreground has the trade neme 'Giraffe' for obvious reasons. Vickers Photo Ref MP3417 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

4

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRJ c/n 15
November 1962

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in November 1962 prior to delivery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

5

British United Airways (BUA)
G-APTD c/n 426
June 1967

Returned from Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines lease. Taken arriving at an unknown location in June 1967 in the new 'sand and turquoise' livery. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

6

British United Airways (BUA)
G-APTB c/n 424
September 1968

Transferred from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 11 September 1968. The aircraft is being recovered after a very heavy nose first landing resulting in the nose undercarriage leg breaking away and being forced back under the fuselage. The front end is being supported on a pallet truck while a tractor slowly tows it backwards with ropes attached to the main undercarriage legs. It was on a Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) renewal test flight.

Photo source - Peter Treussard

7

Air Rhodesia
VP-WAR c/n 240
June 1975

Purchased from Middle East Airlines (MEA) and now named as 'Umzingwani'. Taken at Kariba Airport, Rhodesia circa June 1975 in the later 'Calair' livery.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

8

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRL c/n 22
December 1962

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA) and re-registered from PP-SRK. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa December 1962 during a very harsh winter.

Photo source - jon L1049H (flickr)

9

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. Vickers Photo Ref 6382J

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

10

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVH c/n 146
June 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'George Bass'. Taken during a publicity flight circa June 1956.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

11

Guernsey Airlines
G-BDRC c/n 52
January 1982

Leased from Inter City Airlines named as 'Sarnia II'. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland circa January 1982. A very atmospheric shot. Note the three British Airways Sikorsky S-61N helicopters in the background which served the North Sea oil industry.

Photo source - John Sinclair Morgan

12

Ansett-ANA
VH-RMH c/n 415
April 1959

Delivered new to Ansett-ANA. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 5 April 1959 after arriving from the UK. The delivery crew are photographed on the integral front 'airsteps' and consisted of Captains Rod Pyke, Jack McAllister and Raymond Grocott with First Officer / Navigator Hank Hasselo and Engineer Ralph Cooper (in the suit).

Photo source - Journal of Ansett Transport Industries Ltd

13

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AHRF c/n 1
July 1950

Loaned from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd to carry out trial commercial operations. Taken at Northolt Airport, Ruislip, Middlesex, England 28 July 1950 after arriving from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England. The following day it operated the world's first turbine powered scheduled commercial service, flight number BE392X2 to Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

14

British Airways (BA)
G-AOJD c/n 153
September 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in September 1974. Note the small 'Channel' title on the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Ed K Becker

15

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOG * c/n 7
April 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Robert Falcon Scott'. Taken during a publicity flight in April 1953. Note the Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail. BEA Photo Ref 2440

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

16

United Air Lines
N7423 c/n 121
September 1964

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '342'. Taken at Greater Rochester Municipal Airport, New York State, USA circa September 1964. Spencer's Great-Grandmother Eva Koomen, and he believes, her son Jacob Koomen Jnr are at the base of the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Irving Gaskin via Spence Gaskin

17

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVF c/n 49
March 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Ernest Giles'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1955. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks. Vickers Photo Ref 6336R

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

18

Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP)
PP-SRM c/n 19
December 1962

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa December 1962 and suffering from a very harsh winter parked outside.

Photo source - jon L1049H (flickr)

19

Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)
G-APTB c/n 424
May 1959

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA). Taken during a test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in May 1959. Vickers Photo Ref 6587DD

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

20

Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DJC c/n 296
June 1958

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named as 'Kashmir'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in June 1958. Vickers Photo Ref 6548N

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

21

Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DJC c/n 296
June 1958

Delivered new to Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC) named as 'Kashmir'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in June 1958. Note the high nose angle to allow it to match the slower speed of the photo sortie aircraft.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

22

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBU c/n 237
November 1957

Built new for BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 27 November 1957 in British West Indian Airways (BWIA) livery prior to going on lease to them. Vickers Photo Ref 6496C

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

23

Jordan Airways
JY-ACI c/n 240
October 1961

Leased from Middle East Airlines (MEA). Taken at Beirut International Airport, Lebanon 2 October 1961 outside the MEA maintenance facility. It is returning from a test flight following a repaint in Jordan Airways livery. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down. Note it also has 'Jordanian' titles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

24

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

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number 601. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in November 1954 ready to depart on another test flight. Vickers Photo Ref 6313J

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

25

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJB c/n 151
June 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1962 in the later ‘red square’ livery. This photo was taken from the spectator's viewing area above the Queen's Building.

Photo source - David Winyard

26

Aer Lingus
EI-AKO c/n 421
November 1960

Re-registered from EI-AKJ and still named as 'St Colman'. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa November 1960 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building and on a very murky day.

Photo source - David Winyard

27

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANIZ c/n 344
October 1962

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa October 1962 on a very murky day. This photo was taken from the spectator's viewing area above the Queen's Building. Note the Lufthansa Volkswagen crew bus and Austin Mini van.

Photo source - David Winyard

28

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHI c/n 158
June 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1962 and nearly ready to depart. The engineer under the fuselage is waiting for the signal to disconnect the power lead from the Ground Power Unit (GPU) which is being towed by an elderly style tug.

Photo source - Tom Singfield collection

29

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAN c/n 112
September 1961

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd named as 'Johannes Brahms'. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa September 1961 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - David Winyard

30

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

Loaned from British European Airways (BEA) for hot and high flights trials. Taken during a test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1957. A closeup of the forward fuselage showing the pylon now fitted above the cockpit which allowed accurate measurements of speed and yaw. Note the lettering and logo below the cockpit.

Photo source - Roger Humm collection

31

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7412 c/n 110
August 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘331’. Taken at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA circa August 1956. Flight 105 is boarding through Gate 5 for a service to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Detroit, Michigan - Chicago, Illinois. Although fitted with integral front 'airsteps' the rear door is being used to board passengers, as this is more convenient.

Photo source - John Stroud collection

32

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJC c/n 335
February 1959

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Taken at Karachi International Airport, Pakistan in February 1959 during a naming ceremony. A lineup of VIP dignitaries are awaiting the arrival of the guest of honour who will unveil the aircraft's name behind the 'PIA' curtains. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - John Stroud collection

33

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
AP-AJC c/n 335
December 1958

Delivered new to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1958 prior to the fitment of extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks. Vickers Photo Ref 6572X

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

34

Misrair - Egyptian Airlines
SU-AKY c/n 75
June 1960

Purchased from the Northern Aircraft Operating Company Ltd. Taken at Cairo International Airport, Egypt circa June 1960. Note the 'United Arab Airlines' sub-titles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

35

United Iranian Airlines
EP-AHA c/n 297
May 1961

Delivered new to the Iranian Government for use by United Iranian Airlines. Taken at an unknown location circa May 1961 in the third livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

36

Air Viet Nam
F-BGNU c/n 38
May 1961

Leased from Air France. Taken at an unknown Chinese location in May 1961 now with titles and a modified Air France livery. Hang Khong is the local spelling of Vietnam.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

37

Hong Kong Airways
VR-HFI c/n 186
June 1959

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken departing from an unknown location circa June 1959. Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

38

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJF c/n 155
April 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir George Somers'. Taken at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1959 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

39

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJF c/n 155
September 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named as 'R M A Sir George Somers'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in September 1956 on the production line with five other BEA V.802 in front of it.

Photo source - Wolfgang Muehlbauer collection

40

Havacilik Muzezi
430 c/n 430
June 2019

Withdrawn from service by the Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) and preserved on the military side of Yeşilköy Airport, Istanbul, Turkey. Taken 28 June 2019 and now looking a bit grubby.

Photo source - Robert Knoops

41

Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.
CU-T603 c/n 91
July 2019

Delivered new to Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. This artwork was produced by José as a dedication to all those who designed, built, flew and perished in this aircraft.

Photo source - José A Placeres

42

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AMNY c/n 6
May 1952

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 14 May 1952 on the production line with G-ALWF (C/N 5) in front and a Valetta fuselage behind. Note the Vickers Varsity fuselage behind and also more Varsity sections being assembled in jigs in the far background. Vickers Photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

43

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ALWF c/n 5
May 1952

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 14 May 1952 on the production line with G-ALWE (C/N 4) in front and G-AMNY (C/N 6) behind. Note the Vickers Varsity fuselage behind and also more Varsity sections being assembled in jigs in the far background. Vickers Photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

44

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ALWE c/n 4
May 1952

Initially registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd before being delivered to British European Airways (BEA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 14 May 1952 on the production line with G-ALWF (C/N 5) and G-AMNY (C/N 6) behind. Note the style of the direct vision (DV) window which was changed prior to delivery. Vickers Photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

45

Pakistan Air Force
J751 c/n 83
March 1956

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken landing at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in March 1956 on a training flight. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the Distance Measurement Equipment (DME) aerials hanging under the wing tips. Also note the silver Vickers Valiant bomber in the right background. Vickers Photo Ref MP3630 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

46

Pakistan Air Force
J751 c/n 83
March 1956

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken departing from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in March 1956 on a training flight. The No.4 propeller has been feathered to simulate an engine failure. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks. Vickers Photo Ref MP3629 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

47

Pakistan Air Force
J751 c/n 83
March 1956

Delivered new to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in March 1956. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the Distance Measurement Equipment (DME) aerials hanging under the wing tip. Vickers Photo Ref MP3632 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

48

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ALWE c/n 4
January 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) as their first Viscount named as 'R M A Discovery'. Taken during a training flight in early January 1953. The No.1 and No.2 'Cutlass' style propellers have now been 'feathered'. BEA Photo Ref 3903

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

49

Overseas Aero Leasing
G-BBDK c/n 291
January 1974

Returned from Nor-Air Ltd lease. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in January 1974. The Nor-Air titles have now been painted out and the 'Educational Flight Services' titles and logo have been re-applied to the tail. It still carries the name on the nose which is not yet known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

50

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPD c/n 340
March 1979

Returned from Skyline Sweden lease. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in March 1979 with lots of missing parts. Despite this, BMA have still protected the remains from the weather.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

51

Royal American Airways (RA)
G-BAPE c/n 341
May 1981

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport. Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England circa May 1981. The No.1 and No.3 engines have now been removed.

Photo source - Mike Axe collection

52

Royal American Airways (RA)
G-BAPE c/n 341
October 1981

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport. Taken arriving at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 19 October 1981. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down. It is on its way to Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Photo source - Rod Digney

53

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB c/n 170
March 1993

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named as 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. This aircraft company plate was removed from the forward cabin bulkhead in March 1993 as the aircraft was about to be registered to British World Airlines (BWA) and would require a new plate to be installed. Financing aircraft through a mortgage was common practice.

Photo source - Aerovan617

54

Technik Museum Speyer
D-ANAF c/n 447
August 2019

On loan from Deutsch Lufthansa AG. Taken at Speyer, Germany 7 August 2019. A nice view on the unrestored cockpit.

Photo source - Jan-Arwed Richter

55

Ministry of Supply
G-AMAV c/n 3
June 1951

Transferred from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken on its way to the Paris Salon Air Show at Le Bourget Airport in June 1951. Note the white panel on the No.1 engine nacelle for some reason.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

56

Technik Museum Speyer
D-ANAF c/n 447
September 2019

On loan from Deutsch Lufthansa AG. Taken at Speyer, Germany 7 August 2019 with Lufthansa Boeing 747-230 D-ABYM above and Securitie Civile Canadair CL-215 F-ZBAR below.

Photo source - Jan-Arwed Richter

57

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAC c/n 370
July 1961

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 15 July 1961. Ian seems to remember the aircraft flying shortly after he took the photo but official records state the 18th. Interestingly the West German Certificate of Registration (CofR) was issued on the 15th, so that may well be the true first flight date.

Photo source - Ian Woodward

58

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVE c/n 48
January 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Charles Sturt'. Taken at Llanherne Airport, Hobart, South East Tasmania, Australia circa January 1958. Note the revised cockpit direct vision (DV) window.Photo Ref AB713-1-6459.

Photo source - Librairies Tasmania Photographic Archive

59

Ansett-ANA
VH-RMH c/n 415
January 1959

Delivered new to Ansett-ANA. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1959 on the production line with the tail being painted. The aircraft behind is CF-TIF (C/N 386) for TCA and the others further ahead are G-APNE (C/N 403) for Airwork Ltd, VH-RMG (C/N 414) for Ansett and G-APND (C/N 402) for Airwork Ltd. Lindsay was send over by Ansett for six months to oversee the final construction of VH-RMG and flew home on it. This line-up demonstrates the mix of C/N found in one line of aircraft being built.

Photo source - Lindsay Wise via Maurice Austin

60

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TIF c/n 386
January 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '650'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1959 on the production line. The aircraft in front are: - VH-RMH (C/N 415) Ansett-ANA, G-APNE (C/N 403) Airwork Ltd, VH-RMG (C/N 414) Ansett-ANA and G-APND (C/N 402) Airwork Ltd. Lindsay was send over by Ansett to oversee the construction of VH-RMG and flew home on it. This line-up demonstrates the mix of C/N found in one line of aircraft being built.

Photo source - Lindsay Wise via Maurice Austin

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