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Viscount Survivors

59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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

Magazine Report
1 February 1952

Discover the history of the Viscount with these contemporary reports from the pages of Flight Magazine

Tropical trials

Ministry of Supply V.700 series prototype G-AMAV

Ministry of Supply V.700 series prototype G-AMAV taken during the tropical trials

On 5 October 1951 the protype V.700 series Viscount G-AMAV departed Hurn, Bournemouth, Dorset, England for tropical trials in South and East Africa, routing through Nice, Malta, El Adem, Wadi Halfa, Khartoum, Entebbe, Nairobi and Salisbury to Johannesburg.

It was noted on the 22 November 1951 at RAF Nairobi, Eastleigh, Kenya where it carried out some local flying including touch and go landings and overshoots with RAF and Army personnel volunteers as passengers including National Service Sapper Bruce Peeke who was very impressed with the smooth flight.

The next day it took part in an air display at RAF Nairobi, Eastleigh, Kenya flying in formation with three RAF de Havilland Vampires.

On 30 November 1951 it returned to the UK after successful tropical trials including water methanol injection takeoffs at various airports en route. A total of 105 hrs flying was accumulated during the trials. Total distance flown was 6,411 miles.

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History and photos of Viscount c/n 3 G-AMAV

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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