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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 October 1954

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

Britain’s 'Big Three'

BEA - British European Airways Corporation V.701 G-AMOC

BEA - British European Airways Corporation V.701 G-AMOC
over Shoreham-by-Sea, on the Sussex coast

Mention of turbine-powered transports immediately brings to mind the names Britannia, Comet and Viscount, though the recent appearance of Boeing and Lockheed prototypes signifies the advent of strong future competition in this field.

Britain’s 'Big Three' are the subject of new illustrations on this and the following pages.

The Viscount, of which 154 examples had been ordered and 36 delivered at the time of writing, is represented here by a Series 701 of BEA – G-AMOC Richard Chancellor, which has been in the Corporation’s service since June last year.

Experience with these medium-stage transports, powered by four Rolls-Royce Darts, is at present being amassed at the rate of 1,200 flying hours weekly, of which more than half is being entered in the log-books of BEA’s fleet of 20.

Today it is possible to travel by BEA Viscount from London to the following destinations; Athens, Barcelona, Beirut, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Cyprus, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Gibraltar, Glasgow, Istanbul, Lisbon, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Palma, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna, and Zurich.

Other current Viscount operators are Aer Lingus and Air France; T.A.A., the Australian State airline, will shortly take delivery.

The setting for the larger study on this page, incidentally, is Shoreham-by-Sea, on the Sussex coast.

BEA - British European Airways Corporation V.701 G-AMOC

BEA - British European Airways Corporation V.701 G-AMOC

History and photos of Viscount c/n 13 G-AMOC

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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