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Viscount c/n 232

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Below are the 17 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 232 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)
N7470
June 1957

The purchase by Capital Airlines with fleet number '388' was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in June 1957 in bare metal condition during the flight test phase.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Northeast Airlines Inc
N6590C
August 1958

Delivered new to Northeast Airlines Inc after conversion from V.745D. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 8 August 1958.

Note the spares loaded in the rear baggage hold prior to the aircraft departing on delivery and also the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Northeast Airlines Inc
N6590C
August 1958

Delivered new to Northeast Airlines Inc after conversion from V.745D. Taken departing from a very wet Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 8 August 1958 to continue its delivery to the USA.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Northeast Airlines Inc
N6590C
June 1959

Delivered new to Northeast Airlines Inc after conversion from V.745D. Taken at Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts, USA circa June 1959 with a sister aircraft behind which now has the larger and repositioned registration which was recently introduced by the Federal Aviation Agency (now known as the Federal Aviation Administration).

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

Beyond that is a Northeast Douglas DC-3.

Photo source - Curt Littlejohn collection

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Aloha Airlines
N7416
February 1964

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA in February 1964 in the original livery.

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

Photo source - Ray Ferreira Junior

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Aloha Airlines
N7416 *
June 1965

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA circa June 1965.

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

Photo source - Clinton H Groves collection (ATP)

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Aloha Airlines
N7416 *
May 1966

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken arriving at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA 8 May 1966.

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

The aircraft behind are a NASA Douglas C-54, a USAF Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter and a Douglas C-124 Globemaster II.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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Aloha Airlines
N7416 *
June 1968

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken arriving at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA circa June 1968 now in the blue and white second livery to match the BAC One-Eleven fleet.

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

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Aloha Airlines
N7416 *
April 1967

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 6 April 1967.

It had arrived here direct from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada (2,054 nautical miles) by using auxilliary fuel tanks.

On the following day, after clearing customs it went to Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England for heavy maintenance with Marshall's including, presumably, a repaint in the blue and white second livery.

Photo source - Jerry Penwarden

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Aloha Airlines
N7416 *
June 1968

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken arriving at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA circa June 1968 now in the blue and white second livery to match the BAC One-Eleven fleet.

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

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Aloha Airlines
N7416 *
July 1968

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA circa July 1968.

Photo source - Nicholas M Williams

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Aloha Airlines
N7416 *
July 1968

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken departing from Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA circa July 1968.

Photo source - Nicholas M Williams

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Aloha Airlines
N7416 *
August 1968

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii, USA circa August 1968.

A Colourcard Postcard Ref 1/VV1

Photo source - Graham Glover

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Aloha Airlines
N7416
September 1971

Purchased from Vickers Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1971 in the third and more colourful livery, which was introduced for the Boeing 737.

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1319
February 1974

Purchased from Aloha Airlines and named 'Ciudad de Pasto'. Taken at Eldorado Airport, Bogotá, Colombia 3 February 1974 still in the colourful Aloha Airlines livery.

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

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1319
June 1976

Purchased from Aloha Airlines and named 'Ciudad de Pasto'. Taken at Eldorado Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in June 1976.

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

Photo source - Peter van Leeuwen collection

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1319
November 1977

Purchased from Aloha Airlines and named 'Ciudad de Pasto'. Taken at Eldorado Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in November 1977 still in the colourful Aloha Airlines livery.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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