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Viscount c/n 131

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Below are the 11 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 131 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)
N7433
August 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘352’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa August 1956.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7433
June 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘352’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1958.

Note the larger registration recently introduced by new FAA regulations and the integral front 'airsteps'.

It has not yet had the weather radar system installed.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Alitalia
I-LINS
June 1963

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy circa June 1963 in a later livery.

Photo source - Archivio Storico Alitalia via Diomiro Certaldi

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Alitalia
I-LINS
April 1966

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France 1 April 1966 with Air France providing the ground support.

The aircraft behind is an RAF Vickers Varsity.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LINS
April 1966

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France 1 April 1966 with Air France providing the ground support.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LINS
September 1967

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1967 being prepared by Marshall's for sale to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA).

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Alitalia
I-LINS
September 1967

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1967 being prepared by Marshall's for sale to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA).

Most of the Italian registration has now been removed except for the letters 'NS' which could be mistaken for US registration N5.

I think someone was having a bit of fun with the local spotters!!

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BHBF
October 1967

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in October 1967 undergoing ground running of its Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines by Marshall's just before delivery to Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA).

Note that the Ground Power Unit (GPU) has been correctly positioned behind the aircraft.

If it was parked in front then there is a risk of the hot exhaust gases from the diesel generator going down the engine intake which can have a detrimental effect on the power readings.

Photo source - Pilotoviejo collection

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BHB
June 1970

Purchased from Alitalia and re-registered from CX-BHBF. Taken at Carrasca Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay circa June 1970.

Photo source - Pilotoviejo collection

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BHB
June 1972

Purchased from Alitalia and re-registered from CX-BHBF. Taken at Carrasca Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay circa June 1972.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA)
CX-BHB
February 1975

Purchased from Alitalia and re-registered from CX-BHBF. Taken stored at Carrasca Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay in February 1975.

The No.1 Rolls-Royce Dart engine has already been removed.

The aircraft behind is CX-AQP (C/N 323) which was ready for the scrapman.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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