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Viscount c/n 112

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Below are the 36 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 112 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.

1

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7414
February 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘333’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1956 just before delivery.

Vickers Engineer Ralph Spriggs is probably checking the gap between the propeller and Rolls-Royce Dart engine for signs of an oil leak, which occasionally happened and required the fitment of replacement oil sealing rings.

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

Photo source - Matthew Rodina collection

2

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7414
June 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘333’. Taken at Allegheny County International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA circa June 1956 with an Allegheny Airlines Douglas DC-3 in the background.

Note that they are using the rear cabin door rather than the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Thomas M Lewis

3

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7414
June 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘333’. Taken at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA circa June 1958.

This photo shows the first Viscount service to Allegheny County Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Can anyone explain the relevance of the 'Air Force Association' banner?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Salvatore Baio

4

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7414
June 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘333’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1959.

It now has weather radar installed as denoted by the black radome.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' with a Stewardess, wearing a very smart coat awaiting passengers.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

5

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAN
February 1961

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England on a misty morning in early February 1961 still in the basic Capital livery with the Austrian registration applied.

It is being towed to the hangar where it will be overhauled and repainted by Marshall's.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

6

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAN
February 1961

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England on a misty morning in early February 1961 still in the basic Capital livery with the Austrian registration applied.

It is being towed to the hangar where it will be overhauled and repainted by Marshall's.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

7

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAN
May 1961

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd and now named 'Johannes Brahms'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England 26 May 1961 prior to its post-overhaul test flight looking very smart in its new livery.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

8

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAN
May 1961

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd and now named 'Johannes Brahms'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England 26 May 1961 prior to its post-overhaul test flight looking very smart in its new livery.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

9

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAN
September 1961

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd and now named 'Johannes Brahms'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa September 1961 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - David Winyard

10

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
OE-LAN
July 1962

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd and now named 'Johannes Brahms'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa July 1962.

The photograph was taken from the spectators viewing gallery on top of the Queen's building.

The aircraft in the left background is a BKS Air Transport Airspeed Ambassador with a BOAC Bristol Britannia in the maintenance area.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

11

Aloha Airlines
N7414
June 1963

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in June 1963 after undergoing an overhaul and repaint by Marshall's.

Here it is being prepared for engine ground runs and a compass swing prior to a test flight.

The estate car is an Austin A60 Cambridge which is somewhat appropriate for the location.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

12

Aloha Airlines
N7414
June 1963

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in June 1963 after undergoing an overhaul and repaint by Marshall's.

Here it is being prepared for its long delivery journey to Hawaii.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

13

Aloha Airlines
N7414
July 1963

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken during a publicity flight off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, USA in July 1963.

A Camera Hawaii Photo Ref 15858-43

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Aloha Airlines
N7414
August 1963

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA in August 1963.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Aloha Airlines
N7414
November 1963

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA in November 1963.

Note the two North American B-25 Mitchells in the background.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Aloha Airlines
HK-1320
June 1964

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA circa June 1964.

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

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Aloha Airlines
N7414
August 1965

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA 2 August 1965.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the pressure refuelling hose connected to the rear of the No.1 engine nacelle.

There would normally be another hose connected to the rear of the No.4 engine nacelle so that both sets of wing bladder tanks were uplifted equally.

Photo source - Roger McDonald

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Aloha Airlines
N7414
March 1968

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken departing from Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA circa March 1968 now painted in the later blue livery to match the BAC One-Eleven fleet.

Photo source - Nicholas M Williams

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Aloha Airlines
N7414
March 1968

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA 17 March 1968.

Photo source - Graham Hyslop

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Aloha Airlines
N7414
June 1968

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken landing at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA circa June 1968.

Photo source - Nicholas M Williams

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Aloha Airlines
N7414
June 1968

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken departing from Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA circa June 1968.

Photo source - Nicholas M Williams

22

Aloha Airlines
N7414
June 1968

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken departing from Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA circa June 1968.

Note the paint erosion on the front of the propeller spinners.

Photo source - Nicholas M Williams

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Aloha Airlines
N7414
June 1968

Purchased from Austrian Airlines (AUA). Taken departing from Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA circa June 1968.

Note the paint erosion on the front of the propeller spinners.

Photo source - Nicholas M Williams

24

Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1320
March 1972

Purchased from Aloha Airlines named 'Ciudad Leticia'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in March 1972.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1320
June 1972

Purchased from Aloha Airlines named 'Ciudad Leticia'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in June 1972.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1320
June 1973

Purchased from Aloha Airlines named 'Ciudad Leticia'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in June 1973.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1320
February 1974

Purchased from Aloha Airlines and now named 'Ciudad de Popayan'. Taken arriving at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 7 February 1974.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1320
December 1975

Purchased from Aloha Airlines and now named 'Ciudad de Popayan'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in December 1975.

The aircraft in the background all belong to the Fuerza Aérea Colombiana.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1320
February 1976

Purchased from Aloha Airlines and now named 'Ciudad de Popayan'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 4 February 1976 after a landing accident.

During the takeoff the starboard main undercarriage lower strut dropped off complete with brakes and wheels.

The aircraft returned and landed on the remains of the starboard upper strut which gouged into the runway.

The aircraft has now been lifted up and the starboard leg has been supported on a trolley.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

30

Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1320
February 1976

Purchased from Aloha Airlines and now named 'Ciudad de Popayan'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 4 February 1976 after a landing accident.

During the takeoff the starboard main undercarriage lower strut dropped off complete with brakes and wheels.

The aircraft returned and landed on the remains of the starboard upper strut which gouged into the runway.

Both starboard propellers were curled after striking the runway which meant that the two Rolls-Royce Dart engines would have suffered from 'shockload' damage.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1320
February 1976

Purchased from Aloha Airlines and now named 'Ciudad de Popayan'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 4 February 1976 after a landing accident.

During the takeoff the starboard main undercarriage lower strut dropped off complete with brakes and wheels.

The aircraft returned and landed on the remains of the starboard upper strut which gouged into the runway.

Both starboard propellers were curled after striking the runway which meant that the two Rolls-Royce Dart engines would have suffered from 'shockload' damage. Noted the starboard undercarriage upper strut supported on a trolley.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1320
February 1976

Purchased from Aloha Airlines and now named 'Ciudad de Popayan'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 4 February 1976 after a landing accident.

During the takeoff the starboard main undercarriage lower strut dropped off complete with brakes and wheels.

The aircraft returned and landed on the remains of the starboard upper strut which gouged into the runway.

The upper strut is now supported on a trolley.

Note how much it is worn down after contacting the runway.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

33

Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1320
February 1976

Purchased from Aloha Airlines and now named 'Ciudad de Popayan'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 4 February 1976 after a landing accident.

During the takeoff the starboard main undercarriage lower strut dropped off complete with brakes and wheels.

The aircraft returned and landed on the remains of the starboard upper strut which gouged into the runway.

This is the starboard lower strut that dropped off after takeoff. This event had happened once before to Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN) Viscount N7428 (C/N 126) in October 1975.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

34

Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1320
January 1977

Purchased from Aloha Airlines and now named 'Ciudad de Popayan'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa January 1977.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

35

Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1320
July 1977

Purchased from Aloha Airlines and now named 'Ciudad de Popayan'. Taken at an unknown location in July 1977.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

36

Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1320
November 1978

Purchased from Aloha Airlines and now named 'Ciudad de Popayan'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in November 1978.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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