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Viscount c/n 447

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 447
Deutsche Lufthansa AG


Germany flag Germany

This V.814 series Viscount was built for
Deutsche Lufthansa AG as D-ANAF

It first flew on Saturday, 9 December 1961 at Weybridge, Surrey, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 525 engines.


Photo of Viscount c/n 447
Technik Museum Speyer


Germany flag Germany

Its final owner/operator was
Technik Museum Speyer as D-ANAF.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service by Deutsche Lufthansa AG in January 1969.

A sale to Nora Air Services (NAS) was not completed despite the aircraft being painted in their livery.

Used for technical training at Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany from April 1972 including a repaint in Lufthansa livery 1978 to 1980.

The Viscount was replaced in the training role in 2011 by a Lufthansa Boeing 737-500 series aircraft. Transferred on loan to the Technik Museum Speyer 21 September 2012 during the preceeding night for an initial 20 year period. A museum definitely worth a visit!


Operational record
Photo of Deutsche Lufthansa AG Viscount D-ANAF

Country of Registration Germany

January 1962 to September 2012

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

D-ANAF - c/n 447 - a V.814 series Viscount
Germany registered

9 December 1961
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 Deutsche Lufthansa AG Viscount D-ANAF

Viscount illustrations by David Carter


6 January 1962
Delivered to Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Painted in the Lufthansa 'Large registration' livery.
Lufthansa
'Large registration' livery

circa 1965
Painted in the Lufthansa 'Large registration' livery.

Painted up with revised Lufthansa titles.
Lufthansa
'New font' livery

circa 1967
Painted up with revised Lufthansa titles.

30 January 1969
Withdrawn from service and stored at Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany.

circa May 1971
Ferried to Fuhlsbuttel Airport, Hamburg, West Germany for maintenance.

4 December 1971
Rolled out in full Nora Air Services (NAS) livery but the sale was not completed as NAS were having financial difficulties.


Photo of Nora Air Services (NAS) Viscount D-ANAF

Country of Registration Germany

December 1971 to April 1972

Nora Air Services (NAS)

D-ANAF - c/n 447 - a V.814 series Viscount
Germany registered

4 December 1971
Rolled out in full Nora Air Services (NAS) livery but the sale was not completed as NAS were having financial difficulties.

Rolled out in full NAS - Nora Air Services livery but the sale was not completed.
NAS - Nora Air Services livery

12 April 1972
Ferried to Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany for technical training use still in full NAS livery.


Photo of Deutsche Lufthansa AG Viscount D-ANAF

Country of Registration Germany

April 1972 to September 2012

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

D-ANAF - c/n 447 - a V.814 series Viscount
Germany registered

12 April 1972
Ferried from Fuhlsbuttel Airport, Hamburg, West Germany to Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany for technical training use still in full NAS livery.

Repainted in Lufthansa livery with 'Lufthansa Training' titles.
Lufthansa Training

circa June 1978
Noted painted in basic Lufthansa livery without titles or logos.

June 1980
Noted in full Lufthansa livery with 'Lufthansa Training' titles.

2008
Noted still being used for training parked outside the Lufthansa Engineering training facility at Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany. It still only has two Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 530 engines but it was hoped that two more could be found from another Dart powered aircraft. This did not happen.

This is the longest serving Viscount with one civil operator.
49 years in
Lufthansa service

circa December 2011
Replaced in the training role by a Lufthansa Boeing 737-500 series aircraft but still serves in a minor role on occasions.

This is the longest serving Viscount with one civil operator.

21 September 2012
Departed Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, Germany by road on loan to the Technik Museum Speyer for an initial period of 20 years.

The aircraft had been dismantled inside a Lufthansa maintenance hangar during the preceeding weeks ready for the transfer.


Photo of Technik Museum Speyer Viscount D-ANAF

Country of Registration Germany

September 2012 to

Technik Museum Speyer

D-ANAF - c/n 447 - a V.814 series Viscount
Germany registered

21 September 2012
Transferred on loan from Deutsch Lufthansa AG for an initial period of 20 years. The aircraft was dismantled and moved by road on Kubler Spedition Mercedes low-load articulated trucks from Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, Germany to Speyer, Germany during the preceeding night.

The aircraft had been dismantled inside a Lufthansa maintenance hangar during the preceeding weeks ready for the transfer.

22 April 2014
Noted fully restored in its original Deutsch Lufthansa AG livery and displayed outside.

10 September 2014
Lifted off the ground and positioned on a three-post triangular stand next to Lufthansa Boeing 747-230 D-ABYM.

Lifted up into an elevated position.
Flying high!

circa April 2016
Access to the cabin interior opened via a walkway to the port rear cabin door. The seating areas are protected by perspex screens.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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