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Viscount c/n 325

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Below are the 19 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 325 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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Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)
I-LIFE
March 1957

Delivered new to Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 12 March 1957 on its first flight.

It is in the original livery which was modified slightly before delivery for some reason.

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

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Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)
I-LIFE
March 1957

Delivered new to Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in late March 1957.

Note the change in livery compared to the earlier photo.

Photo source - Giorgio Apostolo

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Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)
I-LIFE
March 1957

Delivered new to Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in late March 1957.

Note the change in livery compared to the earlier photo.

The Viscount in front is I-LIFT (C/N 326) with Capital Airlines N7463 (C/N 225), N7464 (C/N 226), N7466 (C/N 228) and N7465 (C/N 227) behind.

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

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Alitalia
I-LIFE
June 1958

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, London, England circa June 1958 with a British European Airways (BEA) V.802 series Viscount behind.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LIFE
May 1961

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at the recently opened Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Fiumicino, Rome, Italy circa May 1961 with Alitalia Convair 340 I-DOGU in the foreground.

This airport replaced the smaller Ciampino Airport for main operators.

This is a period postcard.

Photo source - Ron Mak collection

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Alitalia
I-LIFE
July 1961

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1961 in front of the Queen's Building.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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Alitalia
I-LIFE
June 1963

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Cointrin Airport, Geneva, Switzerland in June 1963 in a later livery.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Alitalia
I-LIFE
August 1963

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Alghero-Riviera del Corallo Airport, Sardinia, Italy 1 August 1963 after running off the end of the runway.

Valter's father worked for Alitalia and took this photo.

Photo source - Valter Battistoni

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Alitalia
I-LIFE
July 1964

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Echterdingen Airport, Stuttgart, West Germany circa July 1964.

This vintage postcard was issued by Zobel Verlag obo, the airport restaurant.

Photo source - Tom van den Broeke collection

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Alitalia
I-LIFE
August 1964

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Galileo Galilei Airport, Pisa, Italy 16 August 1964.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Alitalia
I-LIFE
December 1965

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France 22 December 1965 with Air France supplying the ground support.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LIFE
January 1966

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken arriving at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France 29 January 1966 with the outboard Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Somali Airlines
6OS-AAK
May 1969

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in May 1969 whilst being prepared for service.

It is outside the Hunting hangar on the south side of airport.

The previous Italian registration is still visible and was used for the delivery flight from Rome.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Somali Airlines
6OS-AAK
May 1969

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in May 1969 whilst being prepared for service.

It is outside the Hunting hangar on the south side of airport.

The Somali registration has now been applied ready for its delivery.

It was then re-registered as 6O-SAK before entering service.

Photo Ref V624

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Somali Airlines
6OS-AAK
May 1969

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in May 1969 whilst being prepared for service.

It is outside the Hunting hangar on the south side of airport.

The Somali registration has now been applied ready for its delivery.

It was then re-registered as 6O-SAK before entering service.

Photo source - Clinton H Groves collection (ATP)

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Somali Airlines
6O-SAK
November 1971

Purchased from Alitalia. Re-registered from 6OS-AAK. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa 18 November 1971 with East African Airways Vickers Super VC10 5X-UVJ in the background and their first Fokker F27-200 5Y-AAB in the foreground.

Photo source - Tony Fellows via William H Blunt

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Somali Airlines
6O-SAK
July 1973

Purchased from Alitalia. Re-registered from 6OS-AAK. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa in July 1973 in a later livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Somali Airlines
6O-SAK
January 1977

Purchased from Alitalia. Re-registered from 6OS-AAK. Taken at Ambouli International Airport, Djibouti in January 1977.

Photo source - Jacques Guillem collection

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Somali Airlines
6O-SAK
January 1977

Purchased from Alitalia. Re-registered from 6OS-AAK. Taken at Ambouli International Airport, Djibouti in January 1977.

Photo source - Jacques Guillem collection

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