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Viscount c/n 377

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Below are the 18 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 377 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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Alitalia
I-LIRS
March 1958

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1958 during the ground running phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP11992 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Alitalia
I-LIRS
March 1958

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1958 during the test flight phase.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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Alitalia
I-LIRS
March 1958

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1958 during the test flight phase.

Photo Ref V293

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Alitalia
I-LIRS
March 1958

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 21 March 1958, three days before it was delivered.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

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Alitalia
I-LIRS
June 1963

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy circa June 1963 in a later livery.

Photo source - Archivio Storico Alitalia via Diomiro Certaldi

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Alitalia
I-LIRS
June 1964

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken at Linate Airport, Milan, Italy in June 1964.

Photo source - D Corbellini

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Alitalia
I-LIRS
June 1965

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland 21 June 1965 with Swissair providing the ground support.

Photo source - Roger McDonald

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ARS
April 1970

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at an unknown location in April 1970 in a modified Alitalia livery.

Photo source - Clinton H Groves collection (ATP)

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ARS
September 1971

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador circa September 1971.

Photo source - Leonardo Pin collection

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ARS
November 1971

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 13 November 1971 whilst undergoing maintenance with Field Aircraft Services.

The propellers have now been removed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ARS
January 1972

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in January 1972 whilst undergoing maintenance with Field Aircraft Services.

Three of the Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been removed and sent away for repair or overhaul, probably to their sister facility at Croydon, Surrey, although the operator may choose another facility such as Hants & Sussex Aviation Ltd, Field Airmotive Ltd or Rolls-Royce themselves.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ARS
January 1972

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 29 January 1972 whilst undergoing maintenance with Field Aircraft Services.

Three of the Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been removed and sent away for repair or overhaul, probably to their sister facility at Croydon, Surrey, although the operator may choose another facility such as Hants & Sussex Aviation Ltd, Field Airmotive Ltd or Rolls-Royce themselves.

Photo source - Trevor Davies

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ARS
March 1972

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in March 1972 after undergoing maintenance with Field Aircraft Services Ltd and the re-installation of three Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - Lee Holden collection

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ARS
April 1974

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito, Ecuador circa April 1974.

Photo source - Fernando Ayora

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Alitalia
I-LIRS
February 1975

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at an unknown location in February 1975.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ARS
March 1975

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Simón Bolívar International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador in March 1975.

In the background is the Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana (FAE) military base with two Douglas C-47 Skytrain on the ramp.

Photo source - Werner Fischdick

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ARS
April 1976

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito, Ecuador 15 April 1976 in the maintenance area.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)
HC-ARS
May 1976

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito, Ecuador in May 1976 in the maintenance area.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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