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Viscount c/n 205

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Below are the 18 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 205 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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Viscount International Corporation
N7449
October 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘368’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in early October 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7449
May 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘368’. Taken at General Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA circa May 1957.

Photo source - Collect Air Photos

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7449
May 1961

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘368’. Taken at Liberty Airport, Newark, New Jersey, USA in late May 1961.

Everything looks ready for the next service with baggage trucks, ground power unit (GPU) and fuel bowser in attendance.

However, the No.2 propeller is in the 'feathered' position!

Note the weather radar nose now installed and the integral front 'airsteps' and repositioned registration.

Photo source - Jim Singer collection

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United Air Lines
N7449
September 1961

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '368'. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa September 1961.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' which enabled a fast turnaround.

Strangely, the No.2 propeller is in the 'feathered' position, which also occurred with the previous Capital photo.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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United Air Lines
N7449
September 1961

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '368'. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa September 1961.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' which enabled a fast turnaround.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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United Air Lines
N7449
March 1967

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to merger retaining fleet number '368'. Taken departing from a very wintry Allegheny County Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in March 1967.

Photo source - Bob Garrard collection

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Viscount International Corporation
N7449
July 1970

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at Sussex County Airport, Georgetown, Delaware, USA in July 1970.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
N7449
August 1976

Purchased from Samuel M Goldman. Taken at Friendship International Airport, Baltimore, Maryland, USA in August 1976.

Photo source - Werner Fischdick

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
N7449
June 1977

Purchased from Samuel M Goldman. Taken at Daytona Beach Airport, Florida, USA in June 1977.

Photo source - Ellis M Chernoff

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Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7449
August 1979

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken arriving at Bartlesville Airport, Oklahoma, USA in late August 1979 in the shimmering heat.

It is still in the basic United Air Lines livery.

Photo source - Pete Ettinger

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Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7449
August 1979

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken at Bartlesville Airport, Oklahoma, USA in late August 1979.

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

Photo source - Pete Ettinger

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Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7449
October 1979

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken at Burbank Airport, California, USA 5 October 1979 at a Go maintenance facility.

The grey Viscount in the background has not yet been identified.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Sunny South Inc
N7449
April 1980

Purchased from Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales. Taken at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida, USA in March 1980, now repainted in a smart livery.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Sunny South Inc
N7449
March 1980

Purchased from Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales. Taken at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida, USA 30 March 1980.

Photo source - Danny Grew

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Aerolineas Condor
HC-BHB
March 1980

Purchased from Sunny South Inc. Taken at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida, USA circa late March 1980.

It now has 'Condor' titles applied just prior to delivery.

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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Parque Eliseo Arias Carrion
HC-BHB
June 1981

Transferred from Aerolineas Condor. Taken at a public park 5 KM northeast of Catamayo, Provincia de Loja, Ecuador circa June 1981 in a very faded livery.

It is back on its undercarriage but without nosewheels.

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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Parque Eliseo Arias Carrion
HC-BHB
June 1981

Transferred from Aerolineas Condor. Taken at a public park 5 KM northeast of Catamayo, Provincia de Loja, Ecuador circa June 1981 in a very faded livery.

It is back on its undercarriage but without nosewheels.

Photo source - Santiago Toral collection

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Parque Eliseo Arias Carrion
HC-BHB
January 1995

Transferred from Aerolineas Condor. Taken at a public park 5 KM northeast of Catamayo, Provincia de Loja, Ecuador circa January 1995, now in an improved livery.

Photo source - Geoffrey C Cripps collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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