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Viscount c/n 115

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Below are the 8 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 115 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)
N7417
December 1955

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘336’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa December 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind are N7418 (C/N 116) and N7419 (C/N 117).

Vickers Photo Ref MP12017 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7417
April 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘336’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa April 1956.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7417
November 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘336’. Taken at Idlewild Airport, New York, USA circa November 1956.

Note the unusual curved stairs at the rear rather than using the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Jim Singer collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7417
September 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘336’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa September 1957.

Note the repositioned and enlarged registration now applied to the rear fuselage but that a weather radar nose has not yet been fitted.

Photo source - Mike Sparkman collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7417
May 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘336’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA in May 1958.

Note that it now a weather radar nose.

Photo source - Art Krieger via Tom Kalina collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7417
June 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘336’. Taken at Milwaukee Airport, Wisconsin, USA 22 June 1959 and awaits its passengers for a service to New York.

Photo source - Robert Ward

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7417
July 1960

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘336’. Taken arriving at an unknown location circa July 1960 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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United Air Lines
N7417
December 1963

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '336'. Taken at an unknown location in December 1963.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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