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Viscount c/n 326

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Below are the 21 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 326 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-LIFT
February 1957

Delivered new to Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Photo Ref V563

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)
I-LIFT
March 1957

Delivered new to Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1957 in company with I-LIFE (C/N 325) and Capital Airlines N7463 (C/N 225), N7464 (C/N 226), N7466 (C/N 228).

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)
I-LIFT
March 1957

Delivered new to Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1957 in company with I-LIFE (C/N 325) and Capital Airlines N7463 (C/N 225).

Photo source - George E Cooper collection

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Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)
I-LIFT
March 1957

Delivered new to Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1957 during the engine ground running phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP11991 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)
I-LIFT
April 1957

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

Note that the nose undercarriage leg has been retracted with the front of the aircraft supported on trestles.

Photo Ref SM-334A

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)
I-LIFT
April 1957

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

Note that the nose undercarriage leg is now back in position.

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)
I-LIFT
April 1957

Delivered new to Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1957 during the flight test phase.

Photo Ref V278

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)
I-LIFT
April 1957

Delivered to Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). Taken landing at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1957 after a test flight.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)
I-LIFT
April 1957

Delivered new to Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1957 just prior to delivery.

Photo source - Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile (ENAC)

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Alitalia
I-LIFT
June 1958

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Naples Airport, Italy in June 1958.

Photo source - Mario Russo

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Alitalia
I-LIFT
June 1959

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Ciampino Airport, Rome, Italy in June 1959.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Alitalia
I-LIFT
May 1960

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Malpensa Airport, Milan, Italy circa May 1960.

Photo source - Roberto Bona

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Alitalia
I-LIFT
May 1960

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, London, England circa May 1960 with two BEA Douglas DC-3 'Pionairs' in the background.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LIFT
September 1960

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Linate Airport, Milan, Italy circa September 1960.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LIFT
April 1963

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France in April 1963 in a later livery with Air France supplying the ground support.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Alitalia
I-LIFT
June 1963

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Köln Airport, West Germany in June 1963.

Photo source - Günter Grondstein

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Alitalia
I-LIFT
October 1964

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Linate Airport, Milan, Italy circa October 1964.

Hopefully the passengers are going somewhere warmer!

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Alitalia
I-LIFT
January 1965

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France 19 January 1965 with Air France supplying the ground support

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LIFT
September 1965

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Genova Airport, Genoa, Italy circa September 1965.

The board at the bottom of the steps state 'Milano' indicating a service to Linate Airport.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LIFT
July 1966

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy in July 1966.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Alitalia
I-LIFT
March 1968

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy 28 March 1968.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

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