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Viscount c/n 104

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Below are the 15 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 104 together with either the actual date that the photo was taken or an estimate of that date based on clues such as the livery worn or other background information.

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7406
August 1955

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘325’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa August 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is N7405 (C/N 103).

Vickers Photo Ref MP3085X (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7406
November 1955

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘325’. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1955 on a pre-delivery test flight.

The forward cabin door still has the blue thermo-plastic protective coating on it for some reason and will be painted prior to delivery.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7406
April 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘325’. Taken at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA 9 April 1956.

Photo source - Criss Library (University of Nebraska)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7406
April 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘325’. Taken at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA 9 April 1956.

Photo source - Criss Library (University of Nebraska)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7406
April 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘325’. Taken at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA 9 April 1956 with the impressive terminal building in the background.

Note the refuelling hose connected to the No.1 engine nacelle.

Photo source - Criss Library (University of Nebraska)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7406
April 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘325’. Taken at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA 9 April 1956 with the impressive terminal building in the background.

Note the refuelling hose connected to the No.1 engine nacelle.

Photo source - Criss Library (University of Nebraska)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7406
July 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘325’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA in July 1956.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7406
April 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘325’. Taken at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA in April 1957.

On this busy ramp can also be seen Capital Airlines Viscounts N7443 (C/N 199) to the left and N7438 (C/N 136) to the right.

Photo source - Nigel Wemyss via Colville Wemyss

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7406
June 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘325’. Taken at General Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA in June 1958.

Note that large registrations on the rear fuselage appeared after the use of small registrations on the tail were banned.

Also note the slim nacelles of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines and that a weather radar nose has now been fitted.

Photo source - Leo J Kohn collection

10

United Air Lines
N7406
June 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘325’. Taken arriving at Allegheny County International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in June 1965.

The aircraft in front is N7429 (C/N 127) with a passenger boarding by the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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United Air Lines
N7406
June 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘325’. Taken arriving at Allegheny County International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in June 1965.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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United Air Lines
N7406
March 1967

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘325’. Taken at Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, Ohio, USA in March 1967.

Note that the aircraft has now been re-engined with the more powerful Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 denoted by the bulged nacelle cowlings.

Photo source - Bob Garrard collection

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United Air Lines
N7406
September 1967

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘325’. Taken at Allegheny County International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 9 September 1967.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from Capital Airlines.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

14

Cavalier Aircraft Corporation
N764C
May 1970

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at Bradenton International Airport, Sarasota, Florida, USA in May 1970.

The faded 'UNITED' titles can still be seen.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

15

Alfred Homann
N764C
January 1974

Purchased from Da Vu Aviation Inc and dismantled by removing the wings and tail and gutting out the interior.

This view shows the aircraft after its arrival on the back of a K & W Boat Transport Inc Mack articulated truck at the vacant lot owned by Dean McClain 3 January 1974 which was close to St Petersburg Beach, Florida, USA.

A St Petersburg Times photo.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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