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Viscount c/n 121

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Below are the 10 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 121 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)
N7423
September 1955

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '342'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa September 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind is N7424 (C/N 122) and also an unidentified BOAC Associated Companies V.754D.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7423
June 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '342'. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1959 with a Capital Airlines Douglas DC-3 taxiing in behind.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the recently fitted weather radar nose.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7423
May 1961

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '342'. Taken at Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport, Minnesota, USA in May 1961.

The No.2 (port inner) propeller has been feathered which explains why the Capital Airlines service van is in attendance.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and weather radar nose. In the background is the new terminal building which was opened in 1962.

Photo source - Dennis Wiggins

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United Air Lines
N7423
October 1963

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '342'. Taken at Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, Ohio, USA in October 1963.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from Capital.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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United Air Lines
N7423
October 1963

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '342'. Taken at Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, Ohio, USA circa October 1963.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from Capital.

Photo source - Erik Bernhard collection

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United Air Lines
N7423
September 1964

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '342'. Taken at Greater Rochester Municipal Airport, New York State, USA circa September 1964.

Spencer's Great-Grandmother Eva Koomen, and he believes, her son Jacob Koomen Jnr are at the base of the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Irving Gaskin via Spence Gaskin

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United Air Lines
N7423
December 1966

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '342'. Taken at Atlanta Municipal Airport, Georgia, USA 20 December 1966 with all engines running and about to taxy away from the gate.

Note the 'viscount mainliner' titles on the rear fuselage.

Photo source - Henry B Adams

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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA)
N7423
January 1969

Donated by United Air Lines. Taken at Allegheny County International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in January 1969, shortly after its arrival from (where?) with a large welcoming group.

Photo source - Melvin Bapport

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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA)
N7423
September 1973

Donated by United Air Lines. Taken at Allegheny County International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in September 1973 being used as a ground instruction aircraft.

Photo source - William Sierra

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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA)
N7423
June 1977

Donated by United Air Lines. Taken at Allegheny County International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA circa June 1977 being used as a ground instruction aircraft.

Note that the outer Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines and outer wings have now been cut off.

Photo Ref V1206

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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