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Viscount c/n 83

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 83
Pakistan Air Force


Pakistan flag Pakistan

This V.734 series Viscount was built for
Pakistan Air Force as J751

It first flew on Wednesday, 29 February 1956 at Weybridge, Surrey, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 506 engines.


During its life this aircraft was also owned and/or operated by
Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)


Photo of Viscount c/n 83
Chinese Air Force


China flag China

Its final owner/operator was
Chinese Air Force as B-5114.

Its fate:-
Occasionally used by Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for VIP flights.

Withdrawn from service at Nan Yuan Airport, Beijing, China circa 1988.

Broken up for scrap circa 1990.


Operational record
Photo of Pakistan Air Force Viscount J751

Country of Registration Pakistan

March 1956 to April 1970

Pakistan Air Force

J751 - c/n 83 - a V.734 series Viscount
Pakistan registered

Mid 1950s
This was the 1st V.734 ordered by the Pakistan Air Force.

Production Aircraft No. 100 - the 100th production V.700 series Viscount built,
was the 39th Viscount fuselage assembled at Weybridge, Surrey, England,
and the 36th Viscount assembled at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

Production Order No. F01/734. Sales Order No. 01/58B. Stock Order No. 21/22B.

9 August 1955
Fuselage assembly commenced at Weybridge Airfield, Surrey, England.

30 September 1955
Fuselage to Erecting Shop 'E' at Weybridge Airfield, Surrey, England.

29 February 1956
First flight from Weybridge Airfield, Surrey, England.

It landed at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England for fitting out and test flying as the runway at Weybridge was too short for a completed aircraft to takeoff.

David Carter illustration of Pakistan Air Force Viscount J751

Viscount illustrations by David Carter


20 March 1956
Handed over to the Pakistan Air Force as a VIP / Presidential aircraft fitted with extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Painted on the nose was a round badge with the legend 'The President of Pakistan'.

Arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, England using radio callsign 'AS-ZAD' and departed the following day.
Fitted with a radar nose

22 March 1956
Noted crew training at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

29 April 1960
Arrived at London Airport (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England using radio callsign 'AS-ZAD' and departed the following day.

circa June 1964
Noted with the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks removed and that weather radar has now been installed.

April 1970
Sold to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).


Photo of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Viscount B-414

Country of Registration China

April 1970 to June 1983

Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)

B-414 - c/n 83 - a V.734 series Viscount
China registered

April 1970
Purchased from the Pakistan Air Force and used by the Chinese Government still in VIP configuration.

1983
Transferred to the Chinese Air Force.


Photo of Chinese Air Force Viscount B-5114

Country of Registration China

June 1983 to June 1990

Chinese Air Force

B-5114 - c/n 83 - a V.734 series Viscount
China registered

1983
Transferred from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) still in VIP configuration.

Occasionally used by Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for VIP flights.

circa 1988
Withdrawn from service at Nan Yuan Airport, Beijing, China.

circa 1990
Broken up for scrap.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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