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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

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS c/n 263
July 2018

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 4 July 2018.

Photo source - Golftwo (flickr)

2

Midland Air Museum (MAM)
F-BGNR c/n 35
June 2018

Purchased from the Viscount 35 Association. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 30 June 2018. Note the rudder restraint clamp.

Photo source - Christophe Touillard

3

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGR c/n 55
June 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '610'. Taken departing from Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, Canada in June 1958 in the later 'white top' livery.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

4

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

Delivered to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '640'. Taken at Naval Air Station Glenview, Chicago, Illinois, USA 11 October 1959 after an emergency belly landing due to an undercarriage malfunction. Glenview was chosen as Midway was very busy and this incident would have caused a major disruption there. Note the skid marks which showed that the aircraft slewed to the right as the propellers made contact with the runway. Russell was the First Officer on the aircraft.

Photo source - Russell Kellythorne collection

5

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

Delivered to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '640'. Taken at Naval Air Station Glenview, Chicago, Illinois, USA 11 October 1959 after an emergency belly landing due to an undercarriage malfunction. Glenview was chosen as Midway was very busy and this incident would have caused a major disruption there. Russell was the First Officer on the aircraft.

Photo source - Russell Kellythorne collection

6

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

Delivered to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '640'. Taken at Naval Air Station Glenview, Chicago, Illinois, USA 11 October 1959 after an emergency belly landing due to an undercarriage malfunction. Glenview was chosen as Midway was very busy and this incident would have caused a major disruption there. This view clearly shows the curled propeller blades which would have resulted in shockload damage to the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines. Typical damage can be distorted shafts, brinelled bearings, chipped gears and cracked casings within the Reduction Gearbox area. Russell was the First Officer on the aircraft.

Photo source - Russell Kellythorne collection

7

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

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '640'. Taken at Naval Air Station Glenview, Chicago, Illinois, USA 11 October 1959. After failing to persuade the port main undercarriage leg to extend the aircraft was belly landed on a carpet of foam. A US Navy photographer has caught the aircraft as it slowly sinks towards the runway. Russell was the First Officer on the aircraft.

Photo source - Russell Kellythorne collection

8

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and shows the washroom area.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

9

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and shows the poor condition of the cabin.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

10

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and shows the cockpit centre console which luckily remained free from vandalism, compared to the main instrument panels.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

11

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and shows the terrible condition of the cockpit, mainy due to vandalism when it was stored in a remote area. The result of the hot and humid atmosphere is clearly evident on the cockpit windows.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

12

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and now parked in a more secure ramp area next to PLUNA Boeing 737-200 CX-BON which has been stored since October 2008.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

13

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and is now being towed to a more secure ramp area. Note the two stored PLUNA Boeing 737 in the background.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

14

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and is now being towed to a more secure ramp area.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

15

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and about to be towed to a more secure ramp area.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

16

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and about to be towed to a more secure ramp area.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

17

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and about to be towed to a more secure ramp area.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

18

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and about to be towed to a more secure ramp area.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

19

Aéro-Club de Mulhouse
F-BGNU c/n 38
June 1984

Transferred from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and placed on display near the Aero Club. Taken at Habsheim Airfield, Mulhouse, Alsace, France circa June 1984. Note the 'R.S.A. Alsace titles. Does anyone know what R.S.A. stands for? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - AGL Buschmann collection

20

Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association
N81RR c/n 41
June 1981

Purchased from Copeland Evangelistic Association and re-registered from N117H. Taken at an unknown location in June 1981. Does anyone recognise the location with a harbour in the background? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Adrian J Smith

21

Asociación Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico
CX-BJA c/n 400
May 2015

Acquired from Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) for preservation. Taken at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 20 May 2015 and about to be towed to a more secure ramp area.

Photo source - Wilman Fuente

22

Brooklands Museum
G-APIM c/n 412
June 2018

On loan from British Air Ferries (BAF) still named as 'Viscount Stephen Piercey'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 3 June 2018 with XT575 (C/N 438) just visible on the left and RAF Vickers Varisity T.1 WF372 on the right. Shame the cabin wasn't open on this lovely sunny day.

Photo source - Eric Wang

23

Brooklands Museum
G-AZLP c/n 346
June 2018

Forward fuselage donated by Imperial Air Salvage.Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 3 June 2018 inside its new home, which is the relocated and refurbished 'Bellman' hangar. It represents a Viscount being built on the production line. A section of the fuselage skin has been left as polished aluminium, which was how this aircraft was delivered to South African Airways (SAA) with their livery painted on the upper half. Due to the poor condition of the aircraft skin it wasn't practical to leave it all in bare metal, hence the yellow primer finish.

Photo source - Eric Wang

24

Brooklands Museum
G-AZLP c/n 346
June 2018

Forward fuselage donated by Imperial Air Salvage.Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 3 June 2018 inside its new home, which is the relocated and refurbished 'Bellman' hangar. It represents a Viscount being built on the production line. On the left is a glimpse of the geodetic skeletal frame of the starboard wing of Vickers Wellington Mk.1A N2980. This photo was taken from an upper gallery which allows you to view all the exhibits.

Photo source - Eric Wang

25

Flugausstellung Aviation Museum
D-ANAM c/n 368
June 2018

Transferred from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Hermeskeil, near Trier, Germany 13 June 2018. The propellers are still in the 'feathered' position instead of the normal 'ground fine pitch' position.

Photo source - Stefan Schmitz (ST Aviation Photography)

26

Viscount Unlimited Inc
N150RC c/n 391
April 1989

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 10 April 1989.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

27

Viscount Unlimited Inc
N145RA c/n 341
April 1989

Purchased from Fred S Brown Enterprises. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 10 April 1989. Note the 'Rod Stewart' titles on the rear fuselage from a music tour in 1988.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

28

Go Transportation Inc
N240RC c/n 41
April 1989

Returned from Skytrek Inc lease. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 10 April 1989. Note the cockpit windows insulated from the hot sun.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

29

Bank of America
N24V c/n 228
April 1989

Repossessed from Go Transportation Inc while on lease to Vanguard Airlines. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 10 April 1989. The No.2 and No.4 propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

30

Go Transportation Inc
N460RC c/n 117
April 1989

Title transferred from Go Group Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 10 April 1989 minus three of its Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

31

Trans IntAir
9Q-CGL c/n 435
January 2018

Purchased from Planes R Us (Pty) Ltd and re-registered from ZS-NNI. Taken at Bondo Airstrip, Democratic Republic of the Congo 11 January 2018. It is gradually disappearing into the undergrowth.

Photo source - Dylan Deltombe

32

Museu Aeroespacial
VC-90 2101 c/n 345
May 2018

Retired from VIP Presidential service when replaced by a BAC One-Eleven and now preserved. Taken at the Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos, Delio Jardim de Mattos Airfield, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 20 May 2018. It has been temporarily moved out into the sunshine.

Photo source - Lucas Gomez

33

James Stanley Leasing Company Inc
N180RC c/n 51
April 1989

Purchased from Wofford Aircraft Sales. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 10 April 1989.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

34

Walter L Cole
N22SN c/n 40
April 1989

Purchased from Jerry V Christensen. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 10 April 1989.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

35

Bank of America
N140RA * c/n 191
April 1989

Repossessed from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 10 April 1989 with the No.2 and No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

36

Kenton Utilities
G-BAPG c/n 344
February 1982

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 26 February 1982.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

37

Royal American Airways (RA)
G-BAPE c/n 341
February 1982

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport. Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England 26 February 1982.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

38

Alitalia
I-LIFT c/n 326
June 1958

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Naples Airport, Italy in June 1958.

Photo source - Mario Russo

39

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVM c/n 373
December 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'John Fawkner'. Taken at Perth Airport, Western Australia circa December 1962.

Photo source - John Dix

40

Intra Airways
G-BAPE c/n 341
August 1978

Purchased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa August 1978.

Photo source - Bill Atkinson

41

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

Transferred from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken on its way to the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1951 in BEA livery which included flying demonstrations by Vickers test pilot Gabe Robb 'Jock' Bryce. Vickers Photo Ref 6143E

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

42

China Aviation Museum (中国航空博物馆)
50258 c/n 453
April 2018

Transferred from the Chinese Air Force for preservation. Taken at Datangshan, near Beijing, China 28 April 2018.

Photo source - Nigel Howarth

43

Central Training Establishment
G-BDRC c/n 52
July 1986

Donated by Hards Travel for emergency services training. Taken at Manston Airport, Kent, England circa July 1986.

Photo source - Stephen Allen

44

Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd
G-AZNA c/n 350
May 1988

Purchased from British Aerospace. Taken stored at Rochford, Southend Airport, Essex, England circa May 1988 in the basic ex BMA livery undergoing major maintenance work with British Air Ferries (BAF) Engineering. It is awaiting refitment of its Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 530 engines.

Photo source - Alan Lord collection

45

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG c/n 344
May 1988

Leased from Baltic Airlines (UK) via Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd. Taken at Elmdon Airport, Birmingham, West Midlands, England 6 May 1988.

Photo source - Simon Butler

46

Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVM c/n 459
April 1992

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA) and now named as 'Lombok'. Taken stored at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in April 1992. The Rolls-Royce Dart engines have now been removed as they still had a value supplying parts to other engines. It was finally scrapped in November 1992.

Photo source - Julian Norwill

47

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7414 c/n 112
June 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘333’. Taken at Allegheny County Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA circa June 1956 with an Allegheny Airlines Douglas DC-3 in the background. Note that they are using the rear cabin door rather than the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Thomas M Lewis

48

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG c/n 256
April 1989

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named as 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken arriving at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England circa April 1989. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Stephen Allen

49

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYR c/n 266
June 1988

Returned from British Caledonian Airways (BCAL) lease and named as 'Viscount Gatwick'. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland circa June 1988 with 'British' titles which were previously used by British Airways on their fleet.

Photo source - Stephen Allen

50

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB c/n 248
June 1989

Purchased from Euroair Transport and named as 'Viscount Scotland'. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland circa June 1989.

Photo source - Stephen Allen

51

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ASDP c/n 451
January 1963

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa January 1963 on the production line. Note the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525 engines awaiting installation. The transportation 'skid' stands were returned to Rolls-Royce for re-use. Vickers Photo

Photo source - Alan Lord collection

52

Bill Walker & Associates
N240RC c/n 41
September 1990

Purchased from the Chase Manhattan Bank. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa September 1990. The aircraft on the left is N150RC (C/N 391).

Photo source - Stephen Allen

53

James Stanley Leasing Company Inc
N7458 c/n 213
September 1990

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa September 1990, now minus its valuable Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines. The aircraft in front is 4X-AVE (C/N 403)

Photo source - Stephen Allen

54

Clara Strauss Abad
N555SL c/n 233
September 1990

Purchased from Monarch Aircraft. Taken at Chino Airport, California, USA circa September 1990.

Photo source - Stephen Allen

55

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7421 c/n 119
July 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘340’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa July 1956. For some reason they are not using the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

56

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVI c/n 147
April 1957

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Matthew Flinders'. Taken at Hobart Airport, South East Tasmania, Australia in April 1957.

Photo source - Peter J O Ralph

57

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVI c/n 147
April 1957

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named as 'Matthew Flinders'. Taken during a service from Hobart Airport, South East Tasmania to Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in April 1957.

Photo source - Peter J O Ralph

58

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7414 c/n 112
June 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘333’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1959. It now has weather radar installed as denoted by the black radome. Note the integral front 'airsteps' with a Stewardess, wearing a very smart coat awaiting passengers.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

59

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7424 c/n 122
September 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '343'. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa September 1957.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

60

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7420 c/n 118
September 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '339'. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa September 1956.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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