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Viscount c/n 111

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Below are the 14 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 111 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)
N7413
February 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘332’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1956 during the flight test phase.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7413
February 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘332’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 23 February 1956 prior to departure on delivery.

Vickers Photo Ref 6400N

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7413
February 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘332’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 23 February 1956 prior to departure on delivery.

In the background is N7412 (C/N 110) which departed on delivery at the same time and followed the same route.

Vickers Photo Ref 6400EE

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7413
February 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘332’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 23 February 1956 prior to departure on delivery.

Vickers Photo Ref 6400M

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7413
February 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘332’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 23 February 1956 prior to departure on delivery.

A group photo during the handing over of the aircraft documents.

Left to right: - Henry Bower - Capital Airlines Navigator, F Parish - Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, Raymond B Hilgert - Capital Airlines First Officer, Captain Eddie P O'Donnell - Capital Airlines and Ralph Spriggs - Vickers Engineer who went on the delivery flight with the Capital crew.

Vickers Photo Ref 6400R

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7413
April 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘332’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 23 February 1956 prior to departure on delivery.

A closeup of F Parish - Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd handing over the aircraft documents to Captain Eddie P O'Donnell - Capital Airlines with First Officer Raymond B Hilgert behind.

Vickers Photo Ref 6400Q

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7413
February 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘332’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 23 February 1956 prior to departure on delivery.

Vickers Engineer Ralph Spriggs carries out some final checks before he joined the Capital crew onboard.

Vickers Photo Ref 6400P

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7413
February 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘332’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 23 February 1956 prior to departure on delivery.

Vickers Engineer Ralph Spriggs carries out some final checks before he joined the Capital crew onboard.

Vickers Photo Ref 6400S

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (UK)
N7413
April 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘332’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 21 April 1957 with two Delta Air Lines Douglas DC-3 behind and an Eastern Air Lines Lockheed Constellation in front of their hangar across runway 22L.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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United Air Lines
N7413
December 1961

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘332’. Taken at Liberty Airport, Newark, New Jersey, USA in December 1961 still fitted with Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines. Photo Ref V652

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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United Air Lines
N7413
January 1963

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘332’. Taken at O'Hare Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 31 January 1963.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and that the aircraft has now been fitted with Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines as denoted by the bulged nacelle cowlings.

Photo source - Jon Proctor (jonproctor.net)

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United Air Lines
N7413
June 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘332’. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1965 undergoing maintenance.

Photo source - Dennis Wiggins

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California Airmotive Inc
N7413
June 1968

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken stored at Fox Field, Lancaster, California, USA in June 1968.

Also visible are two other Viscounts along with several Douglas DC-6, DC-7 and Lockheed Constellations.

Photo source - David Hedge

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California Airmotive Inc
N7413
July 1969

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken stored at Fox Field, Lancaster, California, USA in July 1969 along with several Douglas DC-6, DC-7 and Lockheed Constellations.

Photo source - Terry Wall

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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