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Viscount c/n 285

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Below are the 9 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 285 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)
N7474
June 1957

Ordered by Capital Airlines with fleet number '392' but the sale was not completed. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in June 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

It was eventually delivered to Capital Airlines as N7464 with fleet number ‘382’.

The aircraft behind is Middle East Airlines (MEA) OD-ACU (C/N 240) which is being built under a BOAC contact.

This demonstrates the random C/N order that Viscounts were built depending on the size of fleet orders.

Vickers Photo Ref MP9695 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7474
August 1957

The purchase by Capital Airlines with fleet number '392' was not completed. Taken landing at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 21 August 1957 after its first flight.

Apart from the registration it remained in bare metal condition until sold to Capital as N7464 in February 1958.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7464 *
February 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘382’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1958.

Photo source - Geoffrey C Cripps collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7464 *
February 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘382’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1958.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7464 *
June 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘382’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1959.

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

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7464 *
June 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘382’. Taken departing from the stand at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1959.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7464 *
November 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘382’. Taken at a very murky Wold–Chamberlain Airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA 22 November 1959 with N7426 (C/N 124) being towed behind.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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United Air Lines
N7464 *
April 1962

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘382’. Taken at an unknown location circa April 1962.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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United Air Lines
N7464 *
June 1964

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘382’. Taken at Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, Ohio, USA circa June 1964.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the fuel dump pipe on the wing trailing edge.

Photo source - Werner Lindquist

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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