08 December 2021
This website is regularly archived by the British Library who selectively archive websites with research values that are representative of British social history and cultural heritage.

Museum search


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.

Viscount history


Discover the history of the Viscount with film, video, contemporary reports from the pages of Flight Magazine, our newsletters, and aircraft operational records and photos from our database.


Share your photos and stories


Our 'Live Magazine' is used by members and non-members to share their Viscount photos and stories with fellow enthusiasts located throughout the world in real time.

You are able to send in your photos, stories and comments by Facebook, Twitter or email and we will post them for all to enjoy.

Contact us


Join the Vickers Viscount Network
for FREE


Featured pages

Our website contains over 20,000 pages of photos and information that can all be accessed from the menu at the top of every page. Here are a few to get you started.



This website does not use cookies or capture your details


Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 80

Click on a photo to see a larger version

Below are the 11 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 80 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.

1

Indian Air Force
IU-684
April 1956

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named as 'Raj Humsa'. Taken at London Airport (now known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa April 1956.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

2

Indian Air Force
IU-684
June 1957

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named as 'Raj Humsa'. Taken at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark in June 1957.

This appears to be a state visit as the Danish national flag is being flown from the cockpit roof.

Photo source - Flemming K Fogh

3

Indian Air Force
IU-684
June 1958

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named as 'Raj Humsa'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa June 1958.

Presumably the aircraft was having work done by Marshalls and may have included fitment of the weather radar and radome, which it now has installed.

Note the RAF Vickers Valiant in the background.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

4

Indian Air Force
IU-684
June 1958

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named as 'Raj Humsa'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa June 1958.

Presumably the aircraft was having work done by Marshalls and may have included fitment of the weather radar and radome, which it now has installed.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

5

Indian Air Force
IU-684
June 1959

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named as 'Raj Humsa'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1959.

Photo source - John Morris collection

6

Indian Air Force
IU-684
June 1960

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named as 'Raj Humsa'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa June 1960.

Note the two whip aerials now fitted to the top of the fuselage and others near the wing tip pointing down.

This avionics upgrade work may well have been carried out by Marshalls.

This aircraft was later sold to the Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC).

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

7

Indian Air Force
IU-684
October 1961

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named as 'Raj Humsa'. Taken at RAF Northolt, Middlesex, England circa October 1961.

Photo Ref V675

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

8

Indian Air Force
IU-684
June 1963

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named as 'Raj Humsa'. Taken at RAF Khormaksar, Aden circa June 1963.

It was probably on its way to, or from the UK.

In the background is an RAF Blackburn Beverley.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

9

Indian Air Force
IU-684
May 1964

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named as 'Raj Humsa'. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 20 May 1964.

It was undergoing maintenance work with Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL).

Note the Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) aerials hanging down near the port wingtip.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

10

Indian Air Force
IU-684
June 1964

Delivered new to the Indian Air Force named as 'Raj Humsa'. Taken at RAF Muharraq, Bahrain 2 June 1964 during its return to India after maintenance with Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL) at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Photo source - Jacques Guillem collection

11

Indian Airlines Corporation (IAC)
VT-DWJ
June 1972

Purchased from the Indian Air Force. Taken at Palam Airport, Delhi, India circa June 1972 in the maintenance area with a sister aircraft behind.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

12






13






14






15






16






17






18






19






20






21






22






23






24






25






26






27






28






29






30






31






32






33






34






35






36






37






38






39






40






41






42






43






44






45






46






47






48






49






50






51






52






53






54






55






56






57






58






59






60






61






62






63






64






65






66






67






68






69






70






71






72






73






74






75






76






77






78






79






80






81






82






83






84






85






86






87






88






89






90






91






92






93






94






95






96






97






98






99






100






101






102






103






104






105






106






107






108






109






110






111






112






113






114






115






116






117






118






119






120






Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

The Vickers Viscount Network is always interested to hear from anyone who has information or photographs to help complete the story of the Viscount. If you can help please contact us at
Information@VickersViscount.net.


Click here for more details about the Vickers Viscount Network

This website has been designed, built and is maintained by Geoff Blampied, Norwich, Norfolk, England.