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Viscount c/n 126

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Below are the 9 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 126 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)
N7428
August 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘347’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa August 1956.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7428
October 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘347’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa October 1956.

Note the large TWA pre-war hangars in the background.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7428
June 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘347’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1958.

It now has the repositioned and enlarged registration but is not yet fitted with weather radar, unlike the two behind.

An American Airlines Douglas DC-6 is landing on Runway 22L.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7428
August 1960

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘347’. Taken at an unknown location in August 1960.

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

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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United Air Lines
N7428
June 1967

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘347’. Taken at an unknown location in June 1967.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association
N7428
June 1970

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1970 in a basic United livery with the national flag applied to the tail.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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Airworld of Houston Texas
N7428
June 1974

Leased from Aero Jet Services Inc. Taken at Hobby Field, Houston, Texas, USA 4 June 1974.

It is still in the basic United Air Lines livery. Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

A few months later it was repossessed by the Brazosport Bank of Texas relating to financial difficulties with Aero Jet Services Inc

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Brazosport Bank of Texas
N7428
September 1974

Repossessed from Aero Jet Services Inc while the aircraft was on lease to Airworld of Houston Texas. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1974.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
N7428
June 1975

Leased from D L & J R Haralson and subsequently purchased. Taken at Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito, Ecuador circa June 1975.

It is still in the basic United Air Lines livery with 'Airworld of Houston Texas' titles and 'SAN' applied to the nose.

Photo source - Michel Anciaux (Ecuador Aviation Photography)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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