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Viscount c/n 136

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Below are the 6 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 136 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)
N7438
July 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘357’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in July 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop with N7439 (C/N 137), N7440 (C/N 138) and N7441 (C/N 139) behind.

This photo was kindly supplied by the Greater St Louis Air and Space Museum.

Photo source - Matthew Rodina collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7438
September 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘357’. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in September 1956 on a test flight.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7438
September 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘357’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in September 1956 prior to delivery.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7438
September 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘357’. Taken at General Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA in September 1958.

Note the larger repositioned registration to meet new FAA - Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

Photo source - Collect Air Photos

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7438
June 1960

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘357’. Taken at Buffalo Airport, New York State, USA in June 1960.

It now has a black nose indicating the installation of a weather radar system.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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United Air Lines
N7438
January 1968

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '357'. Taken at General Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA in January 1968.

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

Photo source - Hal Puchalski

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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