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Viscount c/n 129

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Below are the 4 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 129 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)
N7431
July 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘350’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in July 1956.

The rear fuselage and tail has been painted with a water washable emulsion for trials purposes.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks which were removed before the aircraft was delivered.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7431
September 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘350’. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1956.

Does anyone recognise the location?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7431
June 1959

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '350'. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA in June 1959 with a Trans World Airlines (TWA) Lockheed Constellation taxiing by in the background.

Note the repositioned and enlarged registration to comply with new FAA regulations.

Photo source - Collect Air Photos

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United Air Lines
N7431
March 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '350'. Taken at an unknown location in March 1965.

Does anyone recognise the distinctive control tower?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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