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Established 2005
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

Air France
F-BGNN c/n 14
December 1955

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa December 1955.

All four R-R Dart engines are running but none of the ground engineers appears to be wearing ear defenders!

Temple Press Photo Ref 15553(1).

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

2

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

Loaned from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd to carry out trial commercial operations. Taken at Northolt Airport, Ruislip, Middlesex, England in August 1950 prior to its departure on a daily scheduled commercial service to Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France.

A closeup of the rear fuselage.

The small badge near the rear door appears to have 'Certificate of Airworthiness' on it.

Taken from Vickers Photo Ref 6032J

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

3

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

Loaned from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd to carry out trial commercial operations. Taken at Northolt Airport, Ruislip, Middlesex, England in August 1950 prior to its departure on a daily scheduled commercial service to Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France.

A closeup view of the aerials.

Taken from Vickers Photo Ref 6032J

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

4

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

Loaned from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd to carry out trial commercial operations. Taken at Northolt Airport, Ruislip, Middlesex, England in August 1950 prior to its departure on a daily scheduled commercial service to Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France.

Vickers Photo Ref 6032J

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

5

Cunard Eagle (Bermuda) Ltd
G-ARKH c/n 31
April 1961

Transferred from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and re-registered. Taken at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark 19 April 1961.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

6

Iraqi Airways
YI-ACM c/n 69
September 1962

Delivered new to Iraqi Airways named 'Ibn Battouta'. Taken at London Airport, Middlesex, England 16 September 1962.

It is parked in the maintenance area on the south side of the airport.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

7

National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
CF-THM c/n 273
March 1974

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 23 March 1974 with the forward fuselage section chopped off.

Jim and Tim Smith (seen here) had just ferried CF-THB (C/N 219) from Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada and were shocked to see this headless Viscount.

The remains were sold to Beaver Enterprises Ltd in June 1975.

Does anyone know what the NRC used the forward section for?

Details to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Jim Gregory collection

8

National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
CF-THM c/n 273
March 1974

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in March 1974 with the forward fuselage section chopped off.

The remains were sold to Beaver Enterprises Ltd in June 1975.

Does anyone know what the NRC used the forward section for?

Details to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

9

National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
CF-THM c/n 273
March 1974

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in March 1974 with the forward fuselage section chopped off.

The remains were sold to Beaver Enterprises Ltd in June 1975.

Does anyone know what the NRC used the forward section for?

Details to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

10

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANAC c/n 370
September 1964

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken departing from Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark 27 September 1964.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

11

Ansett-ANA
VH-BUT c/n 145
January 1962

Returned from the second Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) lease period. Taken at Llanherne Airport, Hobart, South East Tasmania, Australia circa January 1962.

Photo source - Christopher George via Martin George

12

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVN c/n 374
January 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'William Dampier'. Taken at Llanherne Airport, Hobart, South East Tasmania, Australia circa January 1962.

Photo source - Christopher George via Martin George

13

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNC c/n 100
May 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Mlanje'. Taken landing at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in May 1956 after a test flight.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

14

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

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A 'Matopos'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in May 1956.

Note the Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) aerials hanging down under the starboard wing tip.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

15

Tennessee Gas Transmission Corporation
N501T c/n 353
April 1966

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA 6 April 1966.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and Auxilliary Power Unit (APU) exhaust at the rear.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

16

Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC)
HK-1412 c/n 440
January 1972

Purchased from Shackleton Aviation Ltd. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 18 January 1972 during the delivery to Colombia, still in the ex Austrian Airlines (AUA) livery.

It is parked on the north side of the airport near the Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL) hangars.

The extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Note the Canadian Armed Forces Lockheed CF-104 on the left with others out of view which were maintained or stored by SAL under contract.

Photo source - Alan Barclay

17

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVP c/n 433
May 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'John Gould'. Taken landing at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in May 1959 after a test flight.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

18

Ansett-ANA
VH-RMI c/n 416
April 1959

Delivered new to Ansett-ANA. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1959 on a test flight.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

19

BOAC Associated Companies Ltd
VP-TBX c/n 238
February 1958

Delivered new to BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 1 February 1958 on delivery to London Airport (Heathrow).

There are boxes of spare parts inside the cabin.

Note the Fleet Air Arm Fleet Requirements Unit Hawker Sea Furies in the right background with folded wings.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

20

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVI c/n 147
May 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'Matthew Flinders'. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in May 1956 on a test flight.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

21

British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-ATDR c/n 393
March 1966

Purchased from United Arab Airlines (UAA) and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa March 1966.

The aircraft behind is Piaggio P.166B G-ASPC.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

22

Ansett-ANA
VH-RMG c/n 414
March 1959

Delivered new to Ansett-ANA. Taken landing at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1959 after a test flight.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Also note that the cheatline under the cockpit doesn't step down which also applied to VH-RMK (C/N 355).

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

23

Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)
TC-SET c/n 432
November 1958

Delivered new to Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1958.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

24

Skyline Sweden
SE-FOY c/n 338
June 1977

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Seutula Airport, Helsinki, Finland in June 1977 with a Compania Națională de Transporturi Aeriene Române (TAROM) Ilyushin IL-18 in the background.

Photo source - Pertti Lindén

25

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOJE c/n 154
May 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa May 1972 parked on a south pier stand.

It now has 'Scottish Airways' titles.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

26

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AZLR c/n 347
January 1972

Purchased from South African Airways (SAA). Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 18 January 1972 shortly before it departed on delivery to the UK.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

27

Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines Ltd
4X-AVC c/n 425
October 1969

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 14 October 1969 four days before it was delivered to Israel.

It is being prepared for a test flight, strangely from a terminal stand.

Photo source - Keith Brooks

28

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYP c/n 265
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Napier'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1959 on a stand in front of the Queen's Building and Europa Terminal.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

29

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOO c/n 28
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Oxenham'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1959 on a stand in front of the Queen's Building and Europa Terminal.

This was the first Viscount to be built at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

30

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGW c/n 60
December 1963

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '615'. Taken at an unknown location circa December 1963.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

31

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

Returned from British European Airways (BEA) loan. Taken landing at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1954 during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show in full BWIA livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

32

Don Fyk
CF-THB c/n 219
June 2020

Gutted remains purchased from Ray Gilson. Taken at Garland, Manitoba, Canada circa June 2020.

A view of the cabin looking towards the rear.

It is now being refurbished to be used as an artists studio by Don's daughter Anastasia.

Photo source - Anastasia Fyk

33

Don Fyk
CF-THB c/n 219
June 2019

Gutted remains purchased from Ray Gilson. Taken at Garland, Manitoba, Canada circa June 2019.

A view of the cabin looking towards the rear.

Photo source - Anastasia Fyk

34

Don Fyk
CF-THB c/n 219
June 2019

Gutted remains purchased from Ray Gilson. Taken at Garland, Manitoba, Canada circa June 2019.

A view of the remains of the cockpit.

Photo source - Anastasia Fyk

35

Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)
TF-ISU c/n 149
May 1957

Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named 'Hrimfaxi'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1957 outside the Field Aircraft Services Ltd hangar on the southern ramp.

It has now been repainted in Icelandair livery.

Photo Ref V534.

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

36

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-ASED c/n 419
May 1970

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 6 May 1970.

Dan-Air are providing the ground support.

Photo source - Nick Ellis collection

37

Dan-Air London
G-ARIR c/n 36
June 1977

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

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

38

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

Initially registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd before being delivered to British European Airways (BEA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in the static display area in September 1952 during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Note the early Decca 'sharks fin' navigation aerial on the tail and the 'whip' aerial on the forward cheatline.

Also note the non-standard cheatline and the style of direct vision (DV) window which were both changed prior to delivery.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

39

BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-AVIY c/n 333
June 1967

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in June 1967.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

40

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOE c/n 17
June 1969

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1969 in a later livery.

There is an Aer Lingus Viscount and a Dan-Air London Airspeed Ambassador in the background.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

41

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHO c/n 164
June 1975

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1975 outside the maintenance hangar.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

42

British Airways (BA)
G-AOJE c/n 154
May 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1974.

The maintenance hangar still carries the BEA logo.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

43

Bahamas Airways
VP-BBV c/n 73
April 1963

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd and re-registered from G-APPX. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 24 April 1963.

It had returned to the UK for maintenance with Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL) and was being prepared for departure back to the Bahamas.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

44

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNC c/n 100
June 1964

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) now just named 'Mlanje' but now just named 'Mlanje'. Taken at Livingstone Airport, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland circa June 1964.

Note that the Federal flag has now been removed.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

45

Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines Ltd
4X-AVA c/n 370
September 1974

Purchased from Universal Aviation Supply. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 2 September 1974 with all the markings covered over or painted out.

The aircraft is undergoing engine ground running.

All four engines are running but only one will be run up to maximum power at 15,000 RPM and only for a maximum of five minutes.

This time limit also applied in-service during the takeoff phase.

Photo source - Mick Bajcar

46

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOK c/n 24
March 1963

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in March 1963 painted up in a very basic Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV) livery.

It is being pushed back into the BEA maintenance facility, probably after ground running the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

47

Kuwait Airways
G-APOW c/n 72
September 1963

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 29 September 1963 after undergoing maintenance with Scottish Aviation Ltd.

It is probably going out for an air-test.

It is not known if it returned to Kuwait for the brief lease period remaining.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

48

British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AOCC c/n 93
October 1964

Transferred from Cunard Eagle Airways due to a corporate name change and named 'City of Belfast'. Taken departing from London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 6 October 1964.

There are no less than eight Bristol 175 Britannias in the background.

The BOAC Series 102 fleet is now out of service with others stored at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England under the care of Marshall's.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

49

Ministry of Supply
G-AHRF c/n 1
September 1948

Built for the Ministry of Supply as the type prototype. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England 2 September 1948.

A large gathering of press representatives has assembled to watch this new form of air travel fly by with partially extended flaps.

Times Newspaper Photo

Photo source - Chris Smith

50

Go Transportation Inc
4X-AVE c/n 403
November 1982

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in November 1982.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

51

Go Transportation Inc
4X-AVG c/n 419
November 1982

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in November 1982 still in its Arkia livery.

The No.3 propeller has now been removed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

52

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGX c/n 142
November 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '616'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England circa November 1955 on the production line.

The aircraft in front is LN-SUN (C/N 141) for Braathens S.A.F.E. Airtransport A/S which was not delivered.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

53

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-ALWF c/n 5
August 2020

Title transferred from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 1 August 2020.

Photo source - Mike Smith

54

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-ANHC c/n 63
June 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Leopold McLintock'. Taken at Côte D'Azur Airport, Nice, France circa June 1957.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

55

Viscount International Corporation
N7449 c/n 205
July 1970

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at Sussex County Airport, Georgetown, Delaware, USA in July 1970.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

56

British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXV c/n 249
October 1960

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark 5 October 1960 in an experimental livery which was not adopted and the aircraft was later repainted in the dark blue and white livery.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

57

Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BGNP c/n 18
June 1966

Purchased from Air France. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1966.

Photo source - Patrice Bracq

58

Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)
YS-11C c/n 333
April 1966

Purchased from Lineas Aereas De Nicaragua S.A. (LANICA). Taken departing from Mexico City Airport, Mexico 27 April 1966 in a later livery.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

59

New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRD c/n 281
June 1973

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Wellington'. Taken at an unknown location in June 1973.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

60

New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-BRE c/n 282
June 1963

Delivered new to New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) named 'City of Auckland'. Taken at Whenuapai Airport, Auckland, New Zealand circa June 1963 after a heavy rain shower.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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