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Viscount c/n 139

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Below are the 7 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 139 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)
N7441
June 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘360’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in June 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is N7440 (C/N 138).

Vickers Photo Ref MP12022X1 (NFB photo).

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7441
August 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '360'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in August 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The Capital aircraft behind are N7442 (C/N 198), N7443 (C/N 199) and N7444 (C/N 200).

Vickers Photo Ref MP12016 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7441
June 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '360'. Taken landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1959.

It is approaching one of the east / west runways near the Avis Hotel.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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United Air Lines
N7441
June 1962

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '360'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1962 during a major overhaul and full repaint.

Photo source - Dennis Wiggins

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United Air Lines
N7441
May 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '360'. Taken at Dulles Airport, Washington, District of Columbia, USA circa May 1965.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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United Air Lines
N7441
March 1966

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '360'. Taken at Dulles Airport, Washington, District of Columbia, USA in March 1966.

The other United aircraft is a Douglas DC-6B which by this time were gradually being phased out.

Photo source - John F Ciesla

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Conroy Aircraft Inc
N7441
October 1974

Purchased from the Viscount International Corporation. Taken at Santa Barbara Airport, California, USA 19 October 1974 in the basic United Air Lines livery less titles.

Two of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines have already been removed for fitment to development Douglas C-117 N156WC which became known as the Super-Turbo-Three.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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