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Viscount c/n 200

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Below are the 10 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 200 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)
N7444
December 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘363’. Taken arriving at an unknown location circa December 1957.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7444
June 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘363’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1958 and about to depart from the stand.

Note the enlarged and repositioned registration.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7444
March 1961

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘363’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa March 1961 repainted in the later livery which was designed in 1960.

This was the only Viscount in the fleet that was repainted before the takeover by United Air Lines in June 1961.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and weather radar nose.

In the background is a Capital Airlines Lockheed Constellation.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7444
May 1961

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘363’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa May 1961 repainted in the later livery which was designed in 1960.

This was the only Viscount in the fleet that was repainted before the takeover by United Air Lines in June 1961.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and Capital Lockheed Constellation behind.

Photo source - Art Krieger via Tom Kalina collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7444
May 1961

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '363'. Taken at an unknown location circa May 1961 in a later livery which was only applied to this aircraft.

A nice comparison between the new and the old with an Allegheny Airlines Douglas DC-3 in the foreground.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7444
May 1961

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '363'. Taken at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA 28 May 1961 in the later livery.

Not the most inspiring change from a previous classic.

This was the only Viscount in the fleet that was repainted before the takeover by United Air Lines in June 1961.

The other Viscount is N7443 (C/N 199) and there is also a Capital Douglas DC-4 in the background which the Viscount replaced.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7444
May 1961

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '363'. Taken at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA 28 May 1961 in the later livery, which was designed in 1960.

Not the most inspiring change from a previous classic.

This was the only Viscount in the fleet that was repainted before the takeover by United Air Lines in June 1961.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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United Air Lines
N7444
September 1964

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to merger retaining fleet number '363'. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1964.

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

Photo Ref V654

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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United Air Lines
N7444
June 1966

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to merger retaining fleet number '363'. Taken at an unknown location in June 1966.

The jetway in the background was not really suitable for small aircraft like the Viscount especially those fitted with the integral front 'airsteps' which helped to speed up the turnaround time.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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California Airmotive Inc
N7444
June 1968

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at Burbank, California, USA in June 1968 after the removal of all useful parts especially the valuable Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines.

Sister aircraft in the same condition are in the background.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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