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 117

Click on a photo to see a larger version

Below are the 29 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 117 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

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7419
December 1955

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘338’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is N7418 (C/N 116) with N7420 (C/N 118) and N7421 (C/N 119) behind.

Vickers Photo Ref MP12017X2 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7419
April 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘338’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 27 April 1957.

For some reason they are not using the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

3

United Air Lines
N7419
June 1966

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘338’. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1966.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the Capital specification.

The West African party are walkng across from another aircraft on the ramp.

Photo source - Senongo Akpem

4

United Air Lines
N7419
June 1967

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘338’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Ilinois, USA in June 1967.

Photo source - Michael M McGowen via John F Ciesla

5

Cathedral of Tomorrow Inc
N7419
June 1970

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken landing at Columbus Airport, Ohio, USA in June 1970.

Photo source - Bob Garrard collection

6

Cathedral of Tomorrow Inc
N7419
July 1970

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at an unknown location circa July 1970.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the original Capital Airlines specification.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

7

Cathedral of Tomorrow Inc
N7419
July 1971

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at Columbus Airport, Ohio, USA in July 1971.

Photo source - Bob Garrard collection

8

Go Transportation Inc
N7419
February 1978

Title transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken at Burbank Airport, California, USA 10 February 1978 with N500TL (C/N 201) in the background.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

9

Go Transportation Inc
N7419
July 1979

Title transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken at Burbank Airport, California, USA 10 July 1979 undergoing maintenance and eventually a repaint.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

10

Go Transportation Inc
N7419
September 1979

Title transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken at Burbank Airport, California, USA 29 September 1979 undergoing maintenance and eventually a repaint.

The aircraft partially in view is Sud SE210 Caravelle VI-R N777VV.

Photo source - Dave Thirlwall collection

11

Go Transportation Inc
N7419
November 1979

Title transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa November 1979.

It was operating a music tour charter, but, unusually the groups name is not on the aircraft.

Note the integral front 'airsteps', inherited from the original Capital Airlines specification.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

12

Go Transportation Inc
N7419
June 1980

Title transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken at an unknown location in June 1980.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

13

Go Transportation Inc
N7419
June 1981

Title transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in June 1981.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

14

Aerolineas Republica
XA-MIJ
November 1981

Leased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken at an unknown location in November 1981.

Photo source - Jesus Siller via Hugo Gutierrez

15

Go Transportation Inc
N7419
January 1983

Returned from Aerolineas Republica sub-lease. Taken at Fort Worth Airport, Dallas, Texas, USA in January 1983 with 'Barry' painted on the nose during a music tour by Barry Manilow.

His tour ran from October 1982 through to February 1983. Note the integral front 'airsteps' and highly polished propeller blades.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

16

Go Transportation Inc
N7419
January 1983

Returned from Aerolineas Republica sub-lease. Taken at Fort Worth Airport, Dallas, Texas, USA in January 1983 with 'Barry' painted on the nose during a music tour by Barry Manilow.

His tour ran from October 1982 through to February 1983.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and highly polished propeller blades.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

17

Go Group Unlimited Inc
N460RC
January 1985

Purchased from Ronald J Clark. Taken at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA in January 1985.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

18

Lowey Air Services
N460RC
November 1985

Leased from Go Group Inc. Taken at Opa Locka Airport, Dade County, Florida, USA 4 November 1985.

Photo source - Danny Grew

19

Go Group Inc
N460RC
December 1986

Returned from Lowey Air Services lease. Taken at Opa Locka Airport, Dade County, Florida, USA 2 December 1986.

Photo source - Johan Ljungdahl

20

Go Group Inc
N460RC
December 1986

Returned from Lowey Air Services lease. Taken at Opa Locka Airport, Dade County, Florida, USA 2 December 1986.

Photo source - John Morris collection

21

Go Group Inc
N460RC
March 1987

Returned from Lowey Air Services lease. Taken at Opa Locka Airport, Dade County, Florida, USA 24 March 1987.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

22

Go Group Inc
N460RC
May 1987

Returned from Lowey Air Services lease. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 20 May 1987.

Photo source - Danny Grew

23

Go Transportation Inc
N460RC
March 1989

Title transferred from Go Group Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 5 March 1989.

Photo source - David Fox

24

Go Transportation Inc
N460RC
April 1989

Title transferred from Go Group Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in April 1989 minus three of its Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

The No.3 propeller is in the 'feathered' position.

The Viscount behind is N410RC-F (C/N 321).

Photo source - Peter T Lea

25

Go Transportation Inc
N460RC
April 1989

Title transferred from Go Group Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 10 April 1989 minus three of its Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

26

Go Transportation Inc
N460RC
March 1990

Title transferred from Go Group Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in March 1990 minus three of its Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

The Viscount in the left background is XA-MOS (C/N 334).

Photo source - Barry Ballard

27

Turbo Aire Holdings Inc
N460RC
February 1992

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 1 February 1992 with XA-COT (C/N 213) in the left background and XA-MOS (C/N 334) behind.

Photo source - Rich Tregear

28

Turbo Aire Holdings Inc
N460RC
May 1992

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in May 1992 with N480RC-F (C/N 397) in the background.

Photo source - Gerry Rudman

29

Turbo Aire Holdings Inc
N460RC
October 1993

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Forward fuselage section and other recognisable remains taken at a commercial scrap yard near Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona, USA 6 October 1993.

The forward fuselage section just visible on the right belongs to XA-MOS (C/N 334).

Photo source - eLaReF (flickr)

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.