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Viscount c/n 215

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Below are the 6 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 215 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)
N7460
June 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '378'. Taken departing from Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1959.

Note the weather radar now installed and the repositioned and larger registration.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7460
October 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '378'. This publicity shot was taken in October 1959 at their maintenance facility at Washington National Airport, District of Columbia, USA shows 66 Captains who have each flown the Viscount for over 1 million miles.

Photo source - Richard Zaslaw collection

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United Air Lines
N7460
May 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '378'. Taken at Dulles Airport, Washington, District of Columbia, USA circa May 1965.

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

The other Viscount is N7412 (C/N 110).

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)
YS-15C
November 1965

Taken at Moisant Field, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 15 November 1965 with TACA titles applied to the basic United Air Lines livery.

This aircraft was not delivered to Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA) due to financial problems and returned to United Air Lines service.

Photo source - George Farinas

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United Air Lines
N7460
June 1966

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '378'. Taken at Dulles Airport, Washington, District of Columbia, USA circa June 1966.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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United Air Lines
N7460
March 1967

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '378'. Taken at an unknown location circa March 1967 with United Douglas DC-8 Series 21 N8016U in the background.

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

This photo was kindly supplied by the Greater St Louis Air and Space Museum.

Photo source - Matthew Rodina collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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