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Viscount c/n 231

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Below are the 5 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 231 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)
N7469
May 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '387' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournmouth, Hampshire, England 30 May 1957 undergoing engine runs.

It was eventually sold to Capital Airlines as N7465 with fleet number '383' in May 1958.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
N7469
June 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘387’ was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 27 June 1957 after removal of the Capital livery but retaining part of the white paint.

It was eventually sold to Capital Airlines as N7465 with fleet number '383' in May 1958.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7465
July 1959

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd as a replacement aircraft with fleet number '383'. Taken arriving at La Guardia Airport, New York, USA circa July 1959.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Note the enlarged and repositioned registration and the integral front 'airsteps' on the aircraft behind.

Photo source - Ken Ullery

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7465 *
October 1959

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd as a replacement aircraft with fleet number '383'. Taken at La Guardia Airport, New York, USA circa October 1959.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the enlarged and repositioned registration.

Photo source - Clinton H Groves collection (ATP)

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United Air Lines
N7465 *
June 1966

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '383'. Taken at Atlanta Municipal Airport, Hartsfield, Georgia, USA circa June 1966.

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

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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