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Viscount c/n 229

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Below are the 29 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 229 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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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
N7467
May 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '385' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 15 May 1957.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
N7467
May 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '385' was not completed. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in May 1957.

Although it is in Capital Airlines livery the aircraft order was not completed.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
N7467
July 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '385' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in July 1957 after removal of the Capital Airlines livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-APFR
September 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '385' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 1 September 1957 while awaiting sale and repainting after removal of the Capital Airlines livery.

Note the ghost of the US registration on the tail.

There are two other Capital Viscounts behind in the same condition.

Photo source - Stephen Skinner collection

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-APFR
September 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘385’ was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 3 September 1957 with the UK registration freshly applied to the bare metal after removal of the Capital Airlines livery.

The US registration is still faintly evident further up on the tail.

In the background is MEA Viscount OD-ADE (C/N 244) and another bare metal ex Capital Viscount V.745, still carrying its N registration.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-APFR
October 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '385' was not completed. Taken stored at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1957, now with a blue preservative coating and engine covers.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-APFR
October 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '385' was not completed. Taken stored at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1957, now with a blue preservative coating and engine covers.

Another ex Capital cancelled order aircraft is in the right background.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-DTA
April 1958

Purchased new from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from a V.745D. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1958.

Vickers Photo Ref MP11921 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-DTA
August 1958

Purchased new from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from a V.745D. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in August 1958 in the smart yellow and grey livery with the early Dominion flag on the tail.

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-DTA
August 1958

Purchased new from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from a V.745D. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in August 1958 in the smart yellow and grey livery with the early Dominion flag on the tail.

Photo source - Wolfgang Muehlbauer collection

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-DTA
August 1966

Purchased new from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from a V.745D. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 4 August 1966 parked on a southern ramp.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks which would have been useful for this trip to Europe.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-DTA
September 1970

Purchased new from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from a V.745D. Taken at Dorval Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 1 September 1970.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the Capital Airlines specification and that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed along with the maple leaf.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-DTA
March 1971

Purchased new from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from a V.745D. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 19 March 1971.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and also the national flag now on the plain white tail.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-DTA
August 1972

Purchased new from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from a V.745D. Taken departing from Loring AFB, near Limestone, Aroostook County, Maine, USA in August 1972.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the national flag.

Photo source - Jerome Dawson

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-DTA
August 1978

Purchased new from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from a V.745D. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 30 August 1978 in a later livery. Note the integral front 'airsteps' and that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been refitted.

The aircraft behind is DoT Beechcraft A90 King Air C-FPCB.

Photo source - Rod Digney

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-DTA
September 1978

Purchased new from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from a V.745D. Taken landing at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 15 September 1978.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Rod Digney

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-DTA
September 1979

Purchased new from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from a V.745D. Taken departing from Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 4 September 1979.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Rod Digney

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-DTA
October 1958

Purchased new from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from a V.745D. Taken departing from Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 4 September 1979.

A closeup of the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks, engine exhaust positions and the retracted landing light.

Photo source - Rod Digney

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-DTA
September 1980

Purchased new from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from a V.745D. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in September 1980.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Gary Vincent

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Ronald J Clark
N660RC
April 1982

Purchased from the Canadian Department of Transport. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 14 April 1982 with the US registration applied to the Canadian DOT livery prior to departing to the USA.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Rod Digney

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Ronald J Clark
N660RC
April 1982

Purchased from the Canadian Department of Transport. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in late April 1982 shortly after arriving from Canada.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the covered up prop blades, radome and cockpit windows.

Photo source - Michael Zoeller

22

Go Transportation Inc
N660RC
August 1983

Transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in August 1983.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Eduard Marmet

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Go Transportation Inc
N660RC
July 1984

Transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa 1984 with all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Glenn Thrower collection

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Go Transportation Inc
N660RC
October 1984

Transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 12 October 1984 with all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - egcc (flickr)

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Go Transportation Inc
N660RC
October 1984

Transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 15 October 1984 minus three of its Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Turbo Aire Holdings Inc
N660RC
February 1992

Purchased from Bill Walker & Associates. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 1 February 1992 now minus all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Rich Tregear

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Turbo Aire Holdings Inc
N660RC
December 1992

Purchased from Bill Walker & Associates. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 2 December 1992 minus its Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

28

Turbo Aire Holdings Inc
N660RC
April 1993

Purchased from Bill Walker & Associates. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 1 April 1993 with the outer wings removed and a nasty hole in the fuselage.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Turbo Aire Holdings Inc
N660RC
April 1993

Purchased from Bill Walker & Associates. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 6 April 1993 with the outer wings removed and a nasty hole in the fuselage.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the extended range 'slipper' fuel tank lying in the foreground.

Photo source - Frank Schaefer

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