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Weybridge in Surrey County, England, United Kingdom
 

Vickers Viscount 837

 
 
Vickers Viscount 837 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2018
1. Vickers Viscount 837 Marker
Inscription.
Vickers Viscount 837 XT575 Cockpit Section (1960)
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. Itís 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.
 
Location. 51° 21.359′ N, 0° 27.933′ W. Marker is in Weybridge, England, in Surrey County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Brooklands Road and Wellington Way, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the Brooklands Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Weybridge, England KT13 0QN, United Kingdom.
 
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 distance of this marker); Vickers Merchantman (within shouting
Vickers Viscount 837 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 3, 2018
2. Vickers Viscount 837
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.)
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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