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Viscount c/n 116

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Below are the 13 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 116 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)
N7418
December 1955

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '337'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa December 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is N7417 (C/N 115) and the one behind is N7419 (C/N 117).

Vickers Photo Ref MP12017X1 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7418
March 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '337'. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 30 March 1956 on delivery to the USA.

The forward section of the cabin contains boxes of spare parts and there are several passengers in the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7418
June 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '337'. Taken at Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, Ohio, USA circa June 1956.

This airport was recently modernised.

Interesting that they are not using the integral front 'airsteps'.

A George R Klein period postcard Ref K-35

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7418
July 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '337'. Taken at an unknown location circa July 1956.

Interesting that they are boarding through the rear cabin door rather than the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7418
November 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '337'. Taken at an unknown location in November 1959.

Note the repositioned and enlarged registration and now a weather radar nose.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Alitalia
I-LIRE
December 1960

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Keflavik Airport, Iceland 1 December 1960 in a basic Capital livery on its journey from the USA back to the UK.

It soon departed for Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, where it cleared customs before arriving at Wisley, Surrey, England for a full repaint.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LIRE
June 1963

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken landing at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy circa June 1963.

Photo source - Archivio Storico Alitalia via Diomiro Certaldi

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Alitalia
I-LIRE
February 1966

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France 14 February 1966 with Air France providing the ground support.

Note that the Capital Airlines spec integral front 'airsteps' are no longer fitted.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LIRE
February 1966

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France 14 February 1966 with Air France providing the ground support.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWGV
April 1968

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Leicestershire, England in April 1968 shortly after delivery.

Photo source - George Stringer

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWGV
March 1969

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France in March 1969.

Photo source - Alain Picollet

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWGV
September 1969

Returned from Nigeria Airways lease. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1969.

In the left background are ex Olympic Airways de Havilland Comet 4B SX-DAK and SX-DAL which were purchased by BEA and became G-APYC and G-APYD.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-AWGV
September 1969

Returned from Nigeria Airways lease. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1969.

In the right background is a de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth belonging to the local flying club.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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