Remarks: Scanned from Fuji slide. Originally delivered to BEA in July 1958. Seen here operating for Virgin with the name Dublin Lady, on lease from British Air Ferries (leased from January 1988 until May 1989). Later wore the registrations 3C-PBH, 3D-JAP and 9Q-CON. Last reported on the internet as in storage and for sale at N'djili, Kinshasa, DRC in 2008.
Remarks: Manufactured in 1956 on order of Central African Airways. First flight on May 5, “Matapos” was delivered on May 17 as VP-YNB. Kuwait Airways leased between June and August 1958. Central African Airways was renamed as Air Rhodesia in January 1968, and rebranded again as Air Zimbabwe in February 1980. Re-registered as Z-YNB in October 1983. WFU and stored for ground training at Harare Airport in December 1990. This was a pretty hard shot, risking years from my life in prison – according to the warning signs were clearly visible on the fence. First in database, scanned from an old slide.
Remarks: G-ALWF was the second production Viscount and was slightly larger than the prototype. It made its first flight in December 1952 and was handed over to BEA in February 1953, fitted with 40 seats in an all-first class interior. This was later changed to a 63-seat high density layout as seen in this shot. Those windows even put the 787 windows to shame.