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Vickers Viscount 837

Vickers Viscount 837 XT575 Cockpit Section (1960)

 
 
Vickers Viscount 837 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2018
1. Vickers Viscount 837 Marker
Inscription.  
This exhibit was manufactured at Brooklands by Vickers-Armstrong Ltd in 1960 and first operated by Austrian Airlines registered OE-LAG.

It was later purchased by the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) and as XT575 used for test flying. It’s final task was to perform flight trials for under water search radar equipment installed in a largeradome beneath the forward fuselage. It was sold in 1993, and the cockpit section donated to Brooklands Museum.

Vickers Viscount XT575 painted in RAE colours. Note the large radome under the fuselage containing radar equipment, and slipper fuel tank on wing.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 51° 21.359′ N, 0° 27.933′ W. Marker is in Weybridge, England, in Surrey. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Brooklands Road and Wellington Way, on the left when traveling south. Located at the Brooklands Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weybridge, England KT13 0QN, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vickers 806 Viscount (a few steps from this marker); G-AGRU (within shouting
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Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2018
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distance of this marker); Vickers Merchantman (within shouting distance of this marker); Vickers 1103 VC-10 (within shouting distance of this marker); BAC/Hunting Jet Provost (within shouting distance of this marker); Jetstream T Mk. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weybridge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Vickers Viscount on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Brooklands Museum. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Brooklands on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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Dec. 6, 2022