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Viscount c/n 284

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Below are the 25 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 284 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)
N7473
September 1957

The sale to Capital Airlines with fleet number '391' was not completed. Taken stored at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa September 1957.

The bare metal has been covered in a protective coating with the registration still visible on the tail fairing.

The tail itself is painted white.

The aircraft behind is N7472 (C/N 234).

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Northeast Airlines Inc
N6594C
September 1958

Delivered new to Northeast Airlines Inc. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in September 1958 on a test flight.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Northeast Airlines Inc
N6594C
June 1960

Delivered new to Northeast Airlines Inc. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1960.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Northeast Airlines Inc
N6594C
June 1962

Delivered new to Northeast Airlines Inc. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1962.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Alitalia
I-LIRG
May 1964

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at an unknown UK location in May 1964 during the delivery from the USA to Italy in the basic Northeast livery.

Photo Ref V683

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Alitalia
I-LIRG
July 1965

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Linate Airport, Milan, Italy 31 July 1965.

In the background is a BEA Armstrong Whitworth Argosy freighter.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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Alitalia
I-LIRG
December 1965

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken arriving at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France 2 December 1965 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LIRG
April 1970

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken stored at Fiumicino Airport, Southern Rome, Italy 12 April 1970 while awaiting disposal.

Photo source - Angelo Gialanella

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
June 1925

Francesco de Pinedo was a famous Italian aviator.

Originally an officer with the Regia Marina (Navy) he then transferred to the Regia Aeronautica (Air Force) and was an advocate of the seaplane and is best known for his long-range flying boat flights in the 1920s.

Photo source - Francesco de Pinedo archive

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
July 2004

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy 4 July 2004.

Photo source - Nicola Pedde

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
July 2004

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy 4 July 2004 and showing the cabin inerior in poor condition, but certainly restorable.

Photo source - Nicola Pedde

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
July 2004

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy 15 July 2004.

The aircraft is supported on maintenance jacks and the starboard outer wing is not fitted.

Photo source - Nicola Maraspini

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
July 2004

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy 15 July 2004 and suffering from unwanted graffiti.

Note the maintenance jacks supporting the forward fuselage.

There are others near the main undercarriage.

Photo source - Nicola Maraspini

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
July 2004

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy 15 July 2004 and suffering from unwanted graffiti.

Note the maintenance jacks supporting the forward fuselage.

There are others near the main undercarriage.

The starboard outer wing is not fitted.

Photo source - Nicola Maraspini

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
July 2004

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy 15 July 2004 and suffering from unwanted graffiti.

Note the maintenance jacks supporting the forward fuselage.

Photo source - Nicola Maraspini

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
November 2008

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy 12 November 2008.

The aircraft is supported on maintenance jacks and the starboard outer wing is not fitted.

Photo source - Jason Ganner

17

Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
April 2017

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy 29 April 2017 and showing the confined location between several buildings.

Photo source - Google Earth

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
April 2017

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy 29 April 2017 and showing the confined location between several buildings.

Photo source - Google Earth

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
April 2018

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy on the 18 April 2018 and still suffering from unwanted graffiti.

Note the maintenance jacks supporting the forward fuselage.

There are others near the main undercarriage.

The starboard outer wing can be seen lying underneath the aircraft.

Photo source - Stephen Knight

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
April 2018

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy on the 18 April 2018 and still suffering from decades outside with little done to conserve it.

Photo source - Stephen Knight

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
April 2018

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy on the 18 April 2018 and still suffering from decades outside with little done to conserve it.

Photo source - Stephen Knight

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
April 2018

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy on the 18 April 2018 and still suffering from decades outside with little done to conserve it.

Photo source - Stephen Knight

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
April 2018

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy on the 18 April 2018 and still suffering from decades outside with little done to conserve it.

Note the maintenance jacks supporting the forward fuselage.

Photo source - Stephen Knight

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Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
April 2018

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy on the 18 April 2018 and still suffering from decades outside with little done to conserve it.

Note the maintenance jacks supporting the forward fuselage.

The starboard outer wing has not been fitted and is lying under the aircraft.

Photo source - Stephen Knight

25

Francesco De Pinedo Aeronautical Technical Institute
I-LIRG
May 2019

Donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe. Taken at the Technical Institute, Southern Rome, Italy 10 May 2019 with no signs of any external restoration work as we had hoped.

Photo source - Stu Carr

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