VP-TAT  Vickers 657 Viking  1                        (c/n  119)


                                           In 1948 BWIA purchased five Vickers Vikings from British European Airways (later augmented
                                           by three more).  VP-TAT was the first and is seen here in its original all metal with light blue trim. 
                                           The registration was also in light blue outlined in black (just forward of the door) but cannot be
                                           discerned on this image.  This aircraft was later named "Trinidad" although that appears not have
                                           been applied when this shot was taken.   VP-TAT returned to the U.K. in 1957 and was register-
                                           ed back to its original G-AHOP.  After several charter owners it was broken up in 1962 at Hurn-