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Viscount c/n 105

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Below are the 13 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 105 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)
N7407
June 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘326’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1957.

Note the slim nacelles of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7407
June 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘326’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1957.

Note the slim nacelles of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7407
June 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘326’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1958.

Note the large registraion recently introduced by new FAA regulations.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7407
June 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘326’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1958.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7407
June 1960

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘326’. Taken at an unknown location in June 1960.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7407
September 1960

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘326’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 6 September 1960.

Note that a weather radar nose has now been fitted.

Photo source - Jon Proctor (jonproctor.net)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7407
April 1961

Delivered to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘326’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa April 1961.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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United Air Lines
N7407
June 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘326’. Taken at an unknown location in June 1965.

Note that the aircraft has the slim nacelles of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 and square tipped propellers.

Photo source - Assoc of Transport Photographers & Historians ATPH

9

United Air Lines
N7407
February 1968

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘326’. Taken at Charleston Airport, West Virginia, USA circa February 1968.

In the background are some US Air Force (USAF) West Virginia Air National Guard (ANG) Fairchild C-119G Packets.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from Capital Airlines and the ‘bulged’ nacelles of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines.

Al worked for United at this airport and said that the 'airsteps' certainly helped turn the aircraft around quickly.

Photo source - Al Fields

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Viscount International Corporation
N7407
January 1969

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken stored intact at Sussex County Airport, Georgetown, Delaware, USA 11 January 1969 in faded United livery.

Photo source - Arno Janssen

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Airgo Inc
N7407
November 1980

Purchased from Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales. Taken at Sussex County Airport, Georgetown, Delaware, USA 24 November 1980 in faded United livery.

Having recently been purchased, the aircraft is being worked on to assess whether it can be made airworthy.

This never happened and it was reportedly damaged beyond repair during tropical storm ‘Dennis’.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Paul J Hooper

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Airgo Inc
N7407
November 1980

Purchased from Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales. Taken at Sussex County Airport, Georgetown, Delaware, USA 24 November 1980 in faded United livery.

Having recently been purchased, the aircraft is being worked on to assess whether it can be made airworthy.

This never happened and it was reportedly damaged beyond repair during tropical storm ‘Dennis’.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Paul J Hooper

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Airgo Inc
N7407
November 1980

Purchased from Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales. Taken at Sussex County Airport, Georgetown, Delaware, USA 24 November 1980 in faded United livery.

Having recently been purchased, the aircraft is being worked on to assess whether it can be made airworthy.

This never happened and it was reportedly damaged beyond repair during tropical storm ‘Dennis’.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Paul J Hooper

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