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Viscount c/n 185

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Below are the 14 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 185 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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United States Steel Corporation
N907
June 1957

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1957.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo Ref V706

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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United States Steel Corporation
N907
June 1958

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1958.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - William (Bill) T Larkins

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United States Steel Corporation
N907
July 1959

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at Oakland International Airport, California, USA 31 July 1959.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

In the right background is an unidentified Short Brothers Flying Boat.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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United States Steel Corporation
N907
April 1966

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 24 April 1966 in a smart new 'red cockpit top' livery.

Note the Auxilliary Power Unit (APU) exhaust under the tailplane.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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United States Steel Corporation
N907
June 1967

Delivered new to the United States Steel Corporation. Taken at Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil in June 1967 in the smart 'red cockpit top' livery.

Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Wesley Minuano

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Westernair of Albuquerque
N907
May 1971

Purchased from Gates Aviation Corporation. Taken at an unknown location in May 1971 in the ex US Steel Corporation 'red cockpit top' livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Grupo Cydsa
XB-WOW
June 1972

Purchased from Westernair of Albuquerque. Taken at Aeropuerto del Norte, Monterrey, Mexico awaiting passengers in June 1972.

The tail logo lettering is 'Cydsa' which refers to the full name of Grupo Cyd S.A.

Photo source - Pete Ettinger

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Grupo Cydsa
XB-WOW
August 1974

Purchased from Westernair of Albuquerque. Taken at Aeropuerto del Norte, Monterrey, Mexico in August 1974.

The tail logo lettering is 'Cydsa' which refers to the full name of Grupo Cyd S.A.

Photo source - Pete Ettinger

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Grupo Cydsa
XB-WOW
January 1975

Purchased from Westernair of Albuquerque. Taken at Aeropuerto del Norte, Monterrey, Mexico in January 1975 a short time before the aircraft was returned to Westernair.

A view of the sumptious VIP cabin looking towards the cockpit.

Typical 1970s décor.

Sadly, all this was soon to be ripped out to make way for a standard high-density passenger configuration.

Photo source - Pete Ettinger

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Grupo Cydsa
XB-WOW
January 1975

Purchased from Westernair of Albuquerque. Taken at Aeropuerto del Norte, Monterrey, Mexico in January 1975 a short time before the aircraft was returned to Westernair.

A view of the sumptious VIP cabin looking towards the rear galley and toilet.

Typical 1970s décor.

Sadly, all this was soon to be ripped out to make way for a standard high-density passenger configuration.

Photo source - Pete Ettinger

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Grupo Cydsa
XB-WOW
January 1975

Purchased from Westernair of Albuquerque. Taken at Aeropuerto del Norte, Monterrey, Mexico in January 1975 a short time before the aircraft was returned to Westernair.

A view of the sumptious VIP cabin looking towards the rear galley and toilet.

Typical 1970s décor.

Sadly, all this was soon to be ripped out to make way for a standard high-density passenger configuration.

Photo source - Pete Ettinger

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Westernair of Albuquerque
N907G
April 1976

Purchased back from Grupo Cydsa. Taken at Albuquerque Airport, New Mexicio, USA circa April 1976 still in the ex Grupo Cydsa livery less titles with all four Dart engines running.

Photo source - Pete Ettinger

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Westernair of Albuquerque
N907G
April 1976

Purchased back from Grupo Cydsa. Taken taxy out at Albuquerque Airport, New Mexicio, USA circa April 1976 still in the ex Grupo Cydsa livery less titles.

Photo source - Pete Ettinger

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Servicios Aereos Nacionales (SAN)
HC-BCL
June 1977

Purchased from Distribute Air Inc. Taken at an unknown location in June 1977.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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