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Viscount c/n 110

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Below are the 17 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 110 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)
N7412
August 1955

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘331’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in August 1955 during the fuselage construction phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3086 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7412
December 1955

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘331’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is N7411 (C/N 109) and the one behind is N7413 (C/N 111).

Photo source - Jim Bruce collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7412
February 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘331’. Taken landing at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1956 after a test flight.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7412
February 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘331’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 15 February 1956 prior to delivery.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7412
February 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘331’. Taken at Keflavik Airfield, Iceland 24 February 1956 during a refuelling stop on its way to the USA.

This photo was kindly supplied by the Greater St Louis Air and Space Museum.

Photo source - Matthew Rodina collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7412
June 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘331’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1956.

Mind the hole!

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7412
August 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘331’. Taken at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA circa August 1956.

Flight 105 is boarding through Gate 5 for a service to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Detroit, Michigan - Chicago, Illinois.

Although fitted with integral front 'airsteps' the rear door is being used to board passengers, as this is more convenient.

Photo source - John Stroud collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7412
April 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘331’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 19 April 1957.

Although fitted with integral front 'airsteps' the rear door is being used to board passengers.

Photo source - Jon Proctor (jonproctor.net)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7412
June 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘331’ . Taken at an unknown location circa June 1957 with the passengers using rear steps rather than the integral front 'airsteps'.

In the background is a Capital Airlines Douglas DC-3.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7412
July 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘331’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa July 1957.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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United Air Lines
N7412
May 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘331’. Taken at Buffalo Airport, New York State, USA in May 1965.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the original Capital specification.

In the background is a departing American Airlines Douglas DC-6B.

Photo source - Gary C Schenauer (www.highsierraspotters.com)

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United Air Lines
N7412
May 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘331’. Taken at Buffalo Airport, New York State, USA in May 1965 with the aircraft pushed back and all four Dart engines running.

The ground engineer under the nose is still hooked up to the aircraft and awaits instructions from the flight crew to pull away the chocks from the port main wheels.

Photo source - Gary C Schenauer (www.highsierraspotters.com)

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United Air Lines
N7412
July 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘331’. Taken at an unknown location in July 1965.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the original Capital specification.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Viscount International Corporation
N7412
June 1971

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken stored at Sussex County Airport, Georgetown, Delaware, USA in June 1971.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
N7412
June 1976

Purchased from Viscount International Corporation. Taken stored at Sussex County Airport, Georgetown, Delaware, USA with three other Viscounts on view.

Photo source - Captain Higgs collection

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Bass Aviation Inc
N7412
September 1981

Purchased from Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales. Taken stored at Mobile Airport, Alabama, USA 13 September 1981 with the tail of N7436 (C/N 134) visible in the top right corner.

Photo source - Ian Gains

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Paul H Holmes
N7412
February 1982

Purchased from Bass Aviation Inc. Taken stored at Mobile Airport, Alabama, USA circa February 1982 with the rudder and at least one Rolls-Royce Dart engine removed.

Photo Ref V1185

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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