Operated by TAA under a swap deal with Ansett in which it received three TAA Viscounts for two DC-6Bs. It was to allow the two airlines to operate identical fleets on identical schedules to bring stability to the airline industry after the collapse of ANA. The identical fleets crumbled in the 1980s and deregulation introduced in the 1990s. Neither TAA nor Ansett have survived.
Ex VH-RAS, VH-DOB had been sold by Robby's of Parafield to a Bill Dobson in Melbourne. It had not been delivered before the order came through grounding Ansons. VH-DOB was towed into the open and eventually scrapped.
This snowy scene shows four British United Viscount 833s operating regularly scheduled flights to West Germany for troops and their families. Destinations included Gutersloh, Wildenrath and Hanover. An Aer Lingus Viscount is at the end of the international pier on this overcast day.