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Viscount c/n 208

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Below are the 11 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 208 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)
N7452
June 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘371’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1957.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7452
June 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘371’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa June 1958 outside the flight test hangar during a return to the UK.

Note the weather radar nose now fitted, which was fitted during this visit to Vickers.

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7452
March 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘371’ . Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 9 March 1959.

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

The aircraft behind are N7455 (C/N 210) tail to the left and N7456 (C/N 211).

Photo source - Jon Proctor (jonproctor.net)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7452
June 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '371'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1959.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and larger and repositioned registration.

Photo source - Jennifer M Gradidge collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7452
June 1960

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '371'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1960.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Paul Michaels

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United Air Lines
N7452
May 1966

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '371'. Taken at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, USA in May 1966.

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

Photo source - John F Ciesla

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United Air Lines
N7452
February 1967

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '371'. Taken at Friendship International Airport, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 7 February 1967.

Photo source - Roger W Bee

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Westernair of Albuquerque
N7452
July 1975

Acquired from Grupo Cydsa. Taken at Aeropuerto del Norte, Monterrey, Mexico in July 1975 still in its basic United livery.

The aircraft is being robbed of all useful spares and the remains were then broken up for scrap.

The tail section and outer wings have already been hacked off and the No.2 (port inner) Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engine is already in a transportation stand, ready for shipment.

Photo source - Pete Ettinger

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Westernair of Albuquerque
N7452
July 1975

Acquired from Grupo Cydsa. Taken at Aeropuerto del Norte, Monterrey, Mexico in July 1975 still in its basic United livery.

The aircraft is being robbed of all useful spares and the remains were then broken up for scrap.

The tail section and outer wings have already been hacked off and the No.2 (port inner) Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engine is already in a transportation stand, ready for shipment.

Photo source - Pete Ettinger

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Westernair of Albuquerque
N7452
July 1975

Acquired from Grupo Cydsa. Taken at Aeropuerto del Norte, Monterrey, Mexico in July 1975 still in its basic United livery.

The aircraft is being robbed of all useful spares and the remains were then broken up for scrap.

The No.4 (starboard outer) Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engine is almost ready to be removed and put into a transportation stand, ready for shipment.

The car is a 1950s Swedish Volvo PV544 saloon.

Photo source - Pete Ettinger

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Westernair of Albuquerque
N7452
July 1975

Acquired from Grupo Cydsa. Taken at Aeropuerto del Norte, Monterrey, Mexico in July 1975 still in its basic United livery.

The aircraft is being robbed of all useful spares and the remains were then broken up for scrap.

The tail section and outer wings have already been hacked off.

This has exposed the rear pressure bulkhead.

Photo source - Pete Ettinger

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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