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Viscount c/n 330

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Below are the 13 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 330 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-LOTT
July 1957

Delivered new to Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa July 1957 with all four Dart engines running.

Note the two aerial cables which were reduced to one when it was operated by Alitalia only a few months later.

The Ground Power Unit (GPU) has been disconnected but is retained in place just in case another run is required after adjustments to the engine settings. Engine runs are always carried out with the aircraft facing into wind to avoid hot exhaust gases from entering the intake which would affect the power readings.

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

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Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)
I-LOTT
August 1957

Delivered new to Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). Taken at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria circa August 1957.

In was only in service with LAI for two months before the transfer to Alitalia.

Photo source - Erich Marek

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Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)
I-LOTT
September 1957

Delivered new to Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI). Taken at Ciampino Airport, Rome, Italy in September 1957 with a group of LAI engineers in front of the aircraft.

By October 1957 LAI was absorbed into Alitalia.

Photo source - Diomiro Certaldi

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Alitalia
I-LOTT
February 1958

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, London, England circa February 1958.

Photo Ref V281

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Alitalia
I-LOTT
July 1958

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France in July 1958.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Alitalia
I-LOTT
September 1958

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Ciampino Airport, Rome in September 1958.

Photo source - Diomiro Certaldi

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Alitalia
I-LOTT
June 1960

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zürich, Switzerland in June 1960 next to I-LILI (C/N 327).

To the left is a Swissair Convair 440 and in the background a USAF Fairchild C-119 Packet.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Alitalia
I-LOTT
June 1960

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zürich, Switzerland in June 1960.

In the background is a USAF Fairchild C-119 Packet.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Alitalia
I-LOTT
October 1964

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France 10 October 1964 in a later livery.

Photo source - Marcel Tschudin

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Alitalia
I-LOTT
January 1966

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France 5 January 1966 with Air France providing the ground support.

Photo Ref V288

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Alitalia
I-LOTT
June 1966

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zürich, Switzerland in June 1966.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Alitalia
I-LOTT
July 1972

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken stored at Ciampino Airport, Rome, Italy 26 July 1972.

It is gradually being robbed of all useful parts which were sold to Aerolineas TAO including the wings, which were used to rebuild HK-1057 (C/N 118) after an accident.

Photo source - Wim Zwakhals collection

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Alitalia
I-LOTT
October 1972

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken stored at Ciampino Airport, Rome, Italy 3 October 1972 now minus its wings and all useful spares which were sold to Aerolineas TAO.

The wings were used to rebuild HK-1057 (C/N 118) after an accident.

The remains were scrapped the following year.

In the background are two Italian Air Force search and rescue Grumman HU-16A Albatross.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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