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Viscount c/n 124

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Below are the 14 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 124 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)
N7426
February 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '345'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

Photo Ref V497

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7426
March 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '345'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7426
May 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '345'. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in late May 1956 on a test flight.

It left Hurn on delivery only two days after its first flight which must be one of the shortest test periods ever.

Vickers Photo Ref MP12027 (NFB photo).

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7426
November 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '345'. Taken at an unknown location circa November 1956.

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7426
June 1957

Delivered to Capital Airlines with fleet number '345'. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA in June 1957 with two more of the fleet behind plus a Delta Airlines Convair 440 and a Douglas DC-7.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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United Air Lines
N7426
June 1961

Transferred from Capital Airlines (USA) due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '345'. Taken at an unknown location 17 June 1961 shortly after the transfer.

It has not yet been repainted in United livery and the fleet was not fully repainted until March 1962, which was still quite an achievement.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

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United Air Lines
N7426
June 1963

Transferred from Capital Airlines (USA) due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '345'. Taken at Buffalo Airport, New York State, USA circa June 1963.

The aircraft is being waved away by the Dispatcher.

Note the 'Welcome to Buffalo' message painted on the tarmac.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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United Air Lines
N7426
June 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines (USA) due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '345'. Taken at Quad City Airport, Moline, Illinois, USA circa June 1965.

Photo source - Miles Rich

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-ATTA
June 1966

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at Louhausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in June 1966.

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

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-ATTA
June 1966

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at Louhausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in June 1966.

It was operating a trooping contract flight for the B.O.A.R. (British Army of the Rhine) between the UK and West Germany.

Photo source - Günter Grondstein

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-ATTA
October 1966

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa October 1966 with a BEA Vickers Vanguard behind.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-ATTA
July 1967

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in July 1967 with an Aer Lingus BAC One-Eleven taxiing out.

This was a natural successor to the Viscount.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-ATTA
September 1967

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at Leeds / Bradford Airport, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England circa September 1967 just as the sun was setting.

Photo source - Patrick Hargreaves

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-ATTA
April 1968

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa April 1968.

An early morning shot taken in the maintenance area.

It now has 'British Air Services' titles.

Photo source - Dick Parnacott

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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