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Viscount c/n 230

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Below are the 21 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 230 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)
N7468
May 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '386' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 15 May 1957.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7468
June 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '386' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in June 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-APLX
April 1958

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '386' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1958.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8328 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-APLX
April 1958

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '386' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 17 April 1958.

It is on a training flight with the No.4 propeller in the 'feathered' position and probably conducting a low overshoot.

It has now been painted up in the smart Vickers-Armstrongs ' house ' livery.

Also note the Fleet Air Arm Fleet Requirements Unit Hawker Sea Furies in the right background with folded wings.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-APLX
April 1958

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '386' was not completed. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1958.

We have no details of this event.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8333 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-APLX
April 1958

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '386' was not completed. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1958.

The integral front 'airsteps' were fitted as part of the original Capital Airlines specification.

We have no details of this event.

Vickers Photo Ref MP8336 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-APLX
May 1958

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '386' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in May 1958.

It was converted to V.798D standard and sold to Northeast Airlines in October 1958.

Photo Ref V679

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Northeast Airlines Inc
N6595C
June 1959

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd after conversion from V.745D to V.798D standard. Taken at an unknown location in June 1959.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' which were fitted as part of the original Capital Airlines specification.

Photo Ref V595

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Continental Oil Drilling
N776M
June 1964

Purchased from the Irving Trust Company. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1964 on a southern area maintenance ramp.

Photo source - Brendan McCartney

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Continental Oil Drilling
N776M
August 1968

Purchased from the Irving Trust Company. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 1 August 1968 on a southern area maintenance ramp.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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Continental Oil Drilling
N776M
October 1975

Purchased from the Irving Trust Company. Taken at San Antonio Airport, Texas, USA 17 October 1975.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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Go Transportation Inc
N776M
June 1980

Leased from United Financial Operations. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in June 1980.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Go Transportation Inc
N776M
April 1982

Leased from United Financial Operations. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 26 April 1982.

Photo source - Michael Bernhard

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Go Transportation Inc
N776M
October 1982

Leased from United Financial Operations. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1982 with the tail access panel removed.

Photo source - Dave Gilligan

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Go Transportation Inc
N776M
July 1983

Leased from United Financial Operations. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 28 July 1983 with the tail access panel removed.

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

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Go Transportation Inc
N776M
November 1983

Leased from United Financial Operations. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in November 1983.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Go Transportation Inc
N776M
October 1984

Leased from United Financial Operations. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 15 October 1984.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Go Transportation Inc
N776M
May 1987

Leased from United Financial Operations. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 20 May 1987.

Photo source - Danny Grew

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James Stanley Leasing Company Inc
N776M
March 1993

Purchased from United Financial Operations. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa March 1993.

Photo source - Colin Pickett

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James Stanley Leasing Company Inc
N776M
April 1993

Purchased from United Financial Operations. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 1 April 1993.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

21

James Stanley Leasing Company Inc
N776M
May 1993

Purchased from United Financial Operations. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in May 1993 during the scrapping phase which wasn't completed until August.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the big section cut out of the fuselage.

Photo source - Frank Schaefer

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