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Viscount c/n 119

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Below are the 9 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 119 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)
N7421
June 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘340’. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1956 with small parcels being loaded into the rear baggage compartment.

This photo appeared on the cover of the Capital Airlines Airfreight - Memorandum Tariff No.8 which was issued in January 1957.

Note the dedicated 'Capital Airfreight' boxes.

Photo source - Clayton Sitarz collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7421
July 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘340’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa July 1956.

For some reason they are not using the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7421
November 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘340’. Taken at Wold–Chamberlain Airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA in November 1956.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Alitalia
I-LITS
December 1960

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 8 December 1960 during the ferry flight from the USA to Italy.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Alitalia
I-LITS
June 1961

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Tessera Airport, Venice, Italy circa June 1961.

The aircraft is about to receive passengers for the service to Rome.

Photo source - Alex Meneghini

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Alitalia
I-LITS
August 1961

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland in August 1961.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Alitalia
I-LITS
June 1963

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Côte D'Azur Airport, Nice, France circa June 1963.

Clearly this is a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia advert.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Alitalia
I-LITS
October 1966

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France circa October 1966 in a later livery.

Photo source - Bernard Kergal via Thomas Grimault

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Alitalia
I-LITS
November 1968

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken arriving at Luqa Airport, Malta 23 November 1968.

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

Photo source - Victor A Pisani

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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