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Viscount c/n 379

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Below are the 8 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 379 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-LIRP
June 1959

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken at Kloten Airport, Zürich, Switzerland circa June 1959.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Alitalia
I-LIRP
June 1960

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy circa June 1960.

Photo source - Archivio Storico Alitalia via Diomiro Certaldi

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Alitalia
I-LIRP
June 1964

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken arriving at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy circa June 1964 in a later livery.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - J E Brownlow

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Alitalia
I-LIRP
June 1966

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany circa June 1966.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

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Alitalia
I-LIRP
June 1967

Delivered new to Alitalia. Taken at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy circa June 1967.

Photo source - Archivio Storico Alitalia via Diomiro Certaldi

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Somali Airlines
6OS-AAJ
August 1968

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Embakasi Airport, Nairobi, Kenya in August 1968.

This registration was soon changed to 6O-AAJ.

On the left is the nose of an East African Airways de Havilland Comet 4.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Somali Airlines
6OS-AAJ
August 1968

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Embakasi Airport, Nairobi, Kenya in August 1968.

This registration was soon changed to 6O-AAJ.

Note the international cities and the distance to them displayed on a finger-post.

The large tail in the background belongs to a British United Airways (BUA) Vickers VC10 in the sand and blue striped livery.

Photo source - Tony Russell

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Somali Airlines
6OS-AAJ
August 1968

Purchased from Alitalia. Taken at Mombasa, Kenya in August 1968.

This registration was soon changed to 6O-AAJ.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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