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Viscount c/n 213

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Below are the 35 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 213 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.

1

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7458
March 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘376’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa March 1958.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

2

United Air Lines
N7458
April 1966

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '376'. Taken at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA 8 April 1966 with N7412 (C/N 110) and N7461 (C/N 216) in the background.

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

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

3

United Air Lines
N7458
May 1966

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '376'. Taken arriving at Atlanta Municipal Airport, Hartsfield, Georgia, USA in May 1966 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - John F Ciesla

4

National Aircraft Sales Inc
N7458
June 1969

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1969.

It is stiil in the basic United livery.

Does anyone recognise the location?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

5

Grekenheimer Productions Inc
N7458
June 1970

Purchased from National Aircraft Sales Inc. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1970.

It is stiil in the basic United livery.

Does anyone recognise the location?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

6

National Aero Association
N7458
January 1980

Returned from Aero Sierra de Durango SA lease. Taken stored at Terry County Airport, Brownfield, Texas, USA circa January 1980 in a faded Aero Sierra livery complete with its Mexican registration.

By this stage it had been re-registered as N7458 but the registration was not yet re-applied.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

7

National Aero Association
N7458
January 1980

Returned from Aero Sierra de Durango SA lease. Taken stored at Terry County Airport, Brownfield, Texas, USA circa January 1980 with faded Aero Sierra de Durango SA titles and Mexican registration.

By this stage it had been re-registered as N7458 but the registration was not yet re-applied.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

8

Aircraft Engine Maintenance Corporation
N7458
September 1981

Purchased from National Aero Association. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in September 1981 still carrying faded Aero Sierra de Durango SA titles but now carrying the US registration.

Photo source - AirNikon

9

Island Aviation Inc
N7458
October 1981

Purchased from Aircraft Engine Maintenance Corporation. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1981 still carrying faded Aero Sierra de Durango SA titles.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

10

Go Transportation Inc
N7458
October 1982

Purchased from Island Aviation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1982 with all the previous paint removed, presumably for a new lease of life, but sadly it never flew again.

The Mexican registration XA-COT can still be seen etched into the nose undercarriage door.

Note that the tail cone access panel has now been removed. 4X-AVG (C/N 419) can be partially seen in the foreground.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

11

Go Transportation Inc
N7458
September 1984

Purchased from Island Aviation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa September 1984 with all the previous paint removed, presumably for a new lease of life, but sadly it never flew again.

The Mexican registration XA-COT can still be seen etched into the nose undercarriage door.

Photo source - Andreas Wecker

12

James Stanley Leasing Company Inc
N7458
September 1990

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa September 1990, now minus its valuable Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines.

The aircraft in front is 4X-AVE (C/N 403)

Photo source - Stephen Allen

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James Stanley Leasing Company Inc
N7458
February 1992

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 1 February 1992.

The Mexican registration XA-COT can still be seen etched into the nose undercarriage door.

Note the radome is now from another aircraft.

Photo source - Rich Tregear

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James Stanley Leasing Company Inc
N7458
March 1993

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in March 1993.

The Mexican registration XA-COT can still be seen etched into the nose undercarriage door.

Note the radome is now from another aircraft.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

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James Stanley Leasing Company Inc
N7458
April 1993

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 1 April 1993. Note the radome is now from another aircraft.

It was scrapped in August 1993 except for the front fuselage section, which was donated to the Wings of History Air Museum.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

16

Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
July 2008

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 21 July 2008 after the transfer from Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Note the Dart engine and propeller complete with nacelle cowlings.

The prop is in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Dennis Newell

17

Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
July 2008

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 24 July 2008.

Photo source - Dennis Newell

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Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
July 2008

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 24 July 2008.

The forward cabin door appears to have had a motif crudely cut out!

Both the weather radar radome and this door were changed before the fuselage section was delivered from Tucson.

Photo source - Dennis Newell

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Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
July 2008

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 24 July 2008.

A view of the entrance to the cockpit with equipment racking on the left.

The instrument panel has a clear perspex panel protecting it which hinders photography.

Photo source - Dennis Newell

20

Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
July 2008

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 24 July 2008.

The instrument panel has a clear perspex panel protecting it which hinders photography.

Photo source - Dennis Newell

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Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
July 2008

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 24 July 2008.

A view of the centre pedestal with the large trim wheels on either side.

Photo source - Dennis Newell

22

Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
July 2008

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 24 July 2008.

A view of the centre pedestal with the four engine throttles on the left and the four propeller lock release levers on the right.

Note the two silver 'car type' handbrake levers.

Photo source - Dennis Newell

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Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
July 2008

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 24 July 2008.

A view of the Co-pilot's instrument panel and centre engine panel. Both are covered in a clear perspex panel protecting them which hinders photography.

Photo source - Dennis Newell

24

Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
July 2008

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 24 July 2008.

A view of the Co-pilot's instrument panel, rudder pedals with toe brakes and nose wheel steering tiller.

Photo source - Dennis Newell

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Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
July 2008

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 24 July 2008.

A view of the Co-pilot's side panel.

Note the Direct Vision (DV) window support rail.

Photo source - Dennis Newell

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Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
July 2008

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 24 July 2008.

A view of the Captain's instrument and centre engine panels which are covered in a clear perspex panel protecting them which hinders photography.

Photo source - Dennis Newell

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Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
July 2008

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 24 July 2008.

A view of the Captain's lower instrument panel and rudder pedals with toe brakes.

The brown wheel in the middle adjusts the position of the pedals, fore and aft to account for varying leg lengths.

Photo source - Dennis Newell

28

Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
July 2008

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 24 July 2008.

A view of the overhead panel.

Photo source - Dennis Newell

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Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
April 2011

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 8 April 2011 in a new position with the intergral front 'airsteps' extended to allow access to the cockpit.

Note the 'Air Exhibits' logo on the nose and the Dart engine and propeller complete with nacelle cowlings.

The propeller is in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - John Moore

30

Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
August 2011

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 4 August 2011.

Note the 'Air Exhibits' logo on the nose.

Photo source - Gary C Schenauer (www.highsierraspotters.com)

31

Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
August 2011

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 4 August 2011.

This view shows the instrument panel.

The sun's reflection is due to a fact that a clear perspex sheet has been fitted in front of the instruments.

The general condition is good with nothing obviously missing.

Photo source - Gary C Schenauer (www.highsierraspotters.com)

32

Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
August 2011

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 4 August 2011.

This is a closeup of a data plate at the bottom of the central instrument panel and shows the number '376' which relates to the original Capital Airlines fleet number.

This confirms that this cockpit section is definitely from C/N 213 and not C/N 201.

See the history section for the complete story on this subject.

Photo source - Gary C Schenauer (www.highsierraspotters.com)

33

Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
September 2016

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 26 September 2016.

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

Photo source - michaelsk47 (flickr)

34

Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
August 2018

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA 9 August 2018.

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

Photo source - Ralph M Pettersen

35

Wings of History Air Museum
N7458
June 2019

Forward fuselage section transferred from James Stanley Leasing Company. Taken at San Martin, California, USA circa June 2019.

The general condition of the cockpit is good with nothing obviously missing.

Photo source - Wings of History Air Museum

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