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Viscount c/n 137

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Below are the 12 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 137 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)
N7439
July 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘358’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in July 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop with 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)
N7439
June 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '358'. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1959.

Note the larger and repositioned registration and the weather radar nose now installed.

Photo source - Collect Air Photos

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7439
March 1961

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '358'. Taken at O'Hare Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 25 March 1961.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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United Air Lines
N7439
June 1962

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '358'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1962.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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United Air Lines
N7439
June 1963

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '358'. Taken departing from O'Hare Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1963.

Photo source - Clinton H Groves collection (ATP)

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United Air Lines
N7439
July 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '358'. Taken at Dulles Airport, Washington, District of Columbia, USA in July 1965.

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

The Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill can be seen below the tail.

Photo source - International Museum of Air Lines

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United Air Lines
N7439
March 1967

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '358'. Taken at Pittsburgh Airport, Pennsylvania, USA in March 1967.

Photo source - Bob Garrard collection

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United Air Lines
N7439
September 1968

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '358'. Taken landing at Philadelphia Airport, Pennsylvania, USA 30 September 1968.

Photo source - Bob Polaneczky

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United Air Lines
N7439
October 1968

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '358'. Taken at Charleston Airport, West Virginia, USA in October 1968.

The No.3 Rolls-Royce Dart engines is running and Mike Davis, wearing the headsets is waiting for the pilot to start the next one, assisted by the Ground Power Unit (GPU) positioned safely behind the aircraft.

Al worked for United at this airport.

Photo source - Al Fields

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Viscount International Corporation
N7439
October 1969

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken stored at Sussex County Airport, Georgetown, Delaware, USA in October 1969.

The old Capital Airlines livery can be seen on the tail under the fading United livery.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Mid Atlantic Air Museum (MAAM)
N7439
July 1997

Fuselage and interior donated by Ronald J Clark. Used for spares for the restoration of their Viscount N7471 (C/N 233). Taken at Carl A Spaatz Field, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA 25 July 1997.

It has been painted up in a ficticious 'Luftwaffe' livery, presumably for a film.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Ralph M Pettersen

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Mid Atlantic Air Museum (MAAM)
N7439
June 1999

Fuselage and interior donated by Ronald J Clark. Used for spares for the restoration of their Viscount N7471 (C/N 233). Taken at Carl A Spaatz Field, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA in June 1999.

It has been painted up in a ficticious 'Luftwaffe' livery, presumably for a film.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - George Dinsdale

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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