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Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount


Magazine Report
7 August 1947

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Viceroy becomes Viscount

Vickers-Armstrongs have announced that the type name of the VC2 is to be changed from Viceroy to Viscount.

The still air range will be similar to the Viking at 1,700 miles, but the Viscount's cruising speed will be about 325 mph. Prototypes are under construction at Weybridge, but the aircraft will probably not fly on routes until 1950.

Viscount prototype drawing

What is in a name?

Viceroy

From 1858 until 1947, the chief British government official and representative of the British monarch in India was styled the 'Viceroy and Governor-General of India'.

Initially an official operating primarily under the auspices of the British East India Company during the 18th century, under the Government of India Act 1858, the office of Viceroy became an official part of the British Government. Thenceforth, the Viceroy was appointed by the British Sovereign to oversee the administration of the British Raj and to conduct relations with the quasi-independent Princely States of India

Viscount

A Viscount is the fourth rank in the British peerage system, standing below an Earl and above a Baron.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 1 G-AHRF







Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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