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Viscount c/n 214

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Below are the 5 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 214 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)
N7459
June 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '377'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in June 1956.

The fuselage is being constructed in the main jig.

Vickers Photo Ref MP12024 (NFB photo).

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7459
July 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '377'. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa July 1957.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

A Trans World Airlines (TWA) Lockheed Constellation is landing on runway 22L in the background.

There hardly seems enough room between the hangar and the ramp area for a runway but there clearly is!

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7459
September 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '377'. Taken at General Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA in September 1958 with the registration moved from the tail to the rear fuselage and enlarged to comply with FAA regulations.

Photo source - John Surges collection via Peter Kolvenbach

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7459
June 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '377'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1959 with the registration moved from the tail to the rear fuselage and enlarged.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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United Air Lines
N7459
June 1966

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '377'. Taken at Williamsport Regional Airport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA circa June 1966.

This was issued as a Dexter postcard.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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