ZS-BNG Vickers 635 Viking 1B
Another of my very early shots taken at Kumalo
Airport, Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia in 1949.
SAA acquired a fleet
of eight Vikings in 1947 (actually, the penultimate machines, only one
being produced after
their last one, and that also for South Africa - but for Suidair
ZS-BNG was the third and was named "Mont aux Souces". (They were
named after mountains,
this one being the
highest poiint in the Northern Drakensburgs - which I'm sure have been
All of SAA's Vikings were sold to BEA at the end of 1950/early 1951 and
became G-AMNX "Sir Philip Broke". It
was broken up at London Airport in 1961 after flying
Aviation (Cunard Eagle) for a number of years.