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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

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDV c/n 348
June 1959

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Waterbok'. Taken arriving at Gate 2, Louis Botha International Airport, Durban, South Africa circa June 1959. The outboard R-R Dart engines have already been shut down

SAA Museum Society photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

2

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
June 1966

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken at Windhoek International Airport, South West Africa circa June 1966.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

3

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
September 1965

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken during a publicity photo circa September 1965 with both starboard propellers in the 'feathered' position.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

4

Starways Ltd
G-APZB c/n 30
August 1963

Purchased from Tradair. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in August 1963. Note the reduced size registration.

Behind is Aer Lingus V.808 series Viscount EI-AJI.

Photo source - Kenneth Roberts collection

5

British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-APZB c/n 30
September 1964

Leased from Aviation Overhauls Ltd named 'City of Newcastle'. Taken taxiing past the ESSO headquarters at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in September 1964.

Photo source - Kenneth Roberts collection

6

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDV c/n 348
July 1965

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Waterbok'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa circa July 1965.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

7

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDV c/n 348
June 1965

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Waterbok'. Taken departing from Louis Botha International Airport, Durban, South Africa circa June 1965.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

8

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDV c/n 348
April 1961

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Waterbok'. Taken at H. F. Verwoerd Airport, Port Elizabeth, South Africa circa April 1961.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

9

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDV c/n 348
June 1960

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Waterbok'. Taken at Cape Town Airport, South Africa circa June 1960.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

10

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

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa July 1967.

Note the British United Airways (BUA) Handley Page HPR.7 Dart Herald and Cambrian Airways V.701 series Viscount in the background.

Photo source - Peter Davies

11

Aer Lingus
EI-ALG c/n 312
August 1964

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named 'St Kieran'. Taken at Shannon Airport, County Clare, Ireland circa August 1964.

Behind is a Pan American Airways Douglas DC-8. At the time Shannon Airport was the first stop on west-bound transatlantic routes.

Photo source - Airline Secrets Exposed

12

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOHM c/n 162
August 1986

Returned from Loganair lease and now named 'Viscount Sir George Edwards'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa August 1986. Note the Archimedes screws in the background, used for lifting water.

Photo source - Gerry Rudman

13

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
July 1959

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa circa July 1959.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

14

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
July 1959

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa circa July 1959.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

15

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
July 1959

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa circa July 1959.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

16

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
July 1959

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa circa July 1959.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

17

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 6382G

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

18

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.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

19

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
June 1964

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken at Bloemfontein Airport, Free State, South Africa circa June 1964 in the later 'orange tail' livery.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

20

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
June 1964

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken at Bloemfontein Airport, Free State, South Africa circa June 1964 in the later 'orange tail' livery. SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

21

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYL c/n 261
June 1977

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Birmingham International Airport, West Midlands, England circa June 1977.

Photo source - Carl Ford

22

Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-THA c/n 218
July 1974

Purchased from the Canadian Inspection & Test Company. Taken arriving at Wabush Airport, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada in July 1974. It later returned to Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada with mining staff.

Photo source - Robert Wilson

23

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
August 1967

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken at Lourenço Marques Airport, Mozambique circa August 1967.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

24

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
July 1967

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken at Lourenço Marques Airport, Mozambique circa July 1967 with an Aero Commander in front.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

25

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
June 1967

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken at Lourenço Marques Airport, Mozambique circa June 1967.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

26

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
July 1959

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa circa July 1959.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

27

Centro de Enseñanza Técnica Aeronáutica de Canarias (CETAC)
EC-DXU c/n 264
March 2015

Transferred from Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC). Taken stored at Los Rodeos Airport, Santa Cruz, Tenerife Norte, Canary Islands, Spanish Territory 10 March 2015.

Photo source - Google Earth

28

Centro de Enseñanza Técnica Aeronáutica de Canarias (CETAC)
EC-DXU c/n 264
January 2020

Transferred from Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC). Taken stored at Los Rodeos Airport, Santa Cruz, Tenerife Norte, Canary Islands, Spanish Territory 11 January 2020 and still in poor condition externally.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

29

British Airways (BA)
G-APEY c/n 382
January 1979

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 24 January 1979. It was operating BA5209 from Jersey to Birmingham but was diverted here due to bad weather conditions at its destination. It left the following day to Dublin, Ireland.

Photo source - Ron Kosys

30

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHT c/n 168
August 1973

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in August 1973 outside the former BEA maintenance hangar. Note the small 'British Airways' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

31

Alitalia
I-LIRP c/n 379
June 1964

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken arriving at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy circa June 1964 in a later livery. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - J E Brownlow

32

Alitalia
I-LIRG c/n 284
May 1964

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at an unknown UK location in May 1964 during the delivery from the USA to Italy in the basic Northeast livery. Photo Ref V683

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

33

Alitalia
I-LILI c/n 327
June 1962

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken arriving at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland circa June 1962. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

34

Alitalia
I-LILI c/n 327
October 1966

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken departing from Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland in October 1966.

Photo source - Michael Beier

35

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAC c/n 251
September 1958

Leased from Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S. Taken at Kranebitten Airport, Innsbruck, Austria circa September 1958. Kucera & Vinek photo for AUA

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

36

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOG * c/n 7
May 1954

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Robert Falcon Scott'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa May 1954 inside the BEA maintenance base. A nice view of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 505 engines that are fully accessible with all the petal cowlings opened up during a 'Check III' inspection. Note the 'Cutlass' style propeller blades which were later replaced by the symmetrical 'paddle' type. BEA Photo Ref 4241

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

37

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BBDK c/n 291
July 1987

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport and named 'Viscount Linley. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in July 1987.

Photo source - Hugh McMillan

38

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVU c/n 456
November 1993

Purchased from the Chinese Air Force. Taken at Adisutjipto International Airport, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia 6 November 1993 in a later livery. Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

39

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVY c/n 455
November 1993

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 3 November 1993.

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

40

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVY c/n 455
November 1993

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 3 November 1993. Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

41

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVZ c/n 451
November 1993

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 3 November 1993. Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

42

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines
PK-IVZ c/n 451
November 1993

Purchased from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 3 November 1993.

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

43

Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA)
PK-MVG c/n 445
November 1993

Purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA) and now named 'Siberut'. Taken stored at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 3 November 1993.

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

44

Mandala Airlines
PK-RVP c/n 414
November 1993

Purchased from Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) and now unnamed. Taken at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 3 November 1993.

Photo source - Nigel Hitchman

45

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
October 1958

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 29 October 1958 after delivery from the UK. ZS-CDT (C/N 346) is taxiing in in the background after a crew training flight.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

46

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
October 1958

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 29 October 1958. These are the two flight crew who brought the aircraft from the UK. Does anyone recognise them? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

47

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDU c/n 347
October 1958

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Bosbok'. Taken arriving at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 29 October 1958 on delivery from the UK. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

48

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDT c/n 346
June 1968

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Blesbok'. Taken at H. F. Verwoerd Airport, Port Elizabeth, South Africa circa June 1968.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

49

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDT c/n 346
June 1968

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Blesbok'. Taken arriving at H. F. Verwoerd Airport, Port Elizabeth, South Africa circa June 1968, unusually with all four engines still running.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

50

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDT c/n 346
November 1958

Delivered new to South African Airlines (SAA) named ‘Blesbok’. Taken flying over Table Bay, Cape Town. South Africa circa November 1958.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

51

Central African Airways (CAA)
VP-WAS c/n 297
June 1967

Purchased from Iran National Airlines Corporation (Iranair) and named 'Hunyani'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in June 1967 with a Union de Transports Aériens (UTA) Douglas DC-8 in the background.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

52

Central African Airways (CAA)
VP-YNC c/n 100
June 1960

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) now just named 'Mlanje'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1960 with a BOAC Bristol Britannia in the background.

Photo source - Jennifer M Gradidge collection

53

Central African Airways (CAA)
VP-YNB c/n 99
December 1967

Returned from Aden Airways lease. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa circa December 1967 aith a Central African Airways nameplate on the rear fuselage. The other aircraft are South African Airways Boeing 707 ZS-DYL and Boeing 727 and also de Havilland Heron 2 ZS-DIG.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

54

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOP c/n 29
May 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England on the 28 May 1964. Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Jerry Hughes collection

55

Air France
F-BGNU c/n 38
September 1958

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England on the 9 September 1958 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

An 'ESSO' Morris 8 service van is in attendance as the aircraft is being refuelled through the No.1 and No.4 engine nacelle positions. Note the larger titles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

56

Inter City Airlines
G-BFMW c/n 67
January 1982

Transferred from Alidair due to a corporate name change. Taken arriving at an unknown location in January 1982. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

57

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDT c/n 346
June 1964

Delivered new to South African Airlines (SAA) named ‘Blesbok’. Taken flying over the coast at Durban, South Africa circa June 1964 in the later 'orange tail' livery.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

58

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDT c/n 346
April 1963

Delivered new to South African Airways (SAA) named 'Blesbok'. Taken at H. F. Verwoerd Airport, Port Elizabeth, South Africa circa April 1963.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

59

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDT c/n 346
June 1964

Delivered new to South African Airlines (SAA) named ‘Blesbok’. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1964.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

60

South African Airways (SAA)
ZS-CDT c/n 346
October 1958

Delivered new to South African Airlines (SAA) named ‘Blesbok’. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 29 October 1958.

SAR Publicity and Travel Department photo.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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