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


Books about the Viscount,
its development, and its career

These books have been chosen for their Viscount content,
and for the people and events that made the Viscount so enduring







Vickers Viscount and Vanguard

by Malcolm L Hill


For more information and to check availability click the book image

Built in response to the famous Brabazon Committee's requirements for an aircraft to replace the Douglas DC-3 on European and Empire routes, the Viscount became the world's first turboprop-powered airliner, and the most successful British airliner of all.

Operated initially by BEA, the Viscount soon became a favourite of passengers, pilots and aircraft enthusiasts alike. Its heyday was brief, as the advent of the jet airliner soon relegated it to secondline service, in which it remained.

This book presents the complete design, development and operational history of the Viscount and its bigger sibling, the Vanguard.








Vickers Viscount

by Robin Macrae Dunn


For more information and to check availability click the book image

Introduced in 1948, the Vickers Viscount became Great Britain's most successful airliner by the late '50s, as well as the most widely used turbine-powered air transport in the world. Its huge windows and quiet, comfortable ride made it a favorite with passengers, and airlines found it to be a reliable, inexpensive plane to operate. In fact, in 1955 Flight magazine referred to the Viscount as, 'a machine so patently superior to its rivals that it has set in its field wholly new standards of comfort, performance and reliability'.

In this book, author Robin MacRae Dunn covers the entire Viscount history, from the development of turboprop engines in England after World War II, on through the plane's 50-year service history. In addition to a step-by-step look at the Viscount's major systems and components, this comprehensive book also details its development, certification, variations, accident record and worldwide service record. Appendixes include significant dates, specifications, and the disposition of those Viscounts still in existence.








It's a Viscount: Vickers Viscount

by Nick Corrie


For more information and to check availability click the book image

This is the concise illustrated history of the world's first turbine-powered passenger airliner. With its combined Vickers-Armstrongs and Rolls-Royce pedigree, the revolutionary turbo-prop Viscount was bought by some 60 airline operators in some 40 countries - it became a familiar sight in the skies around the world from 1948 to the late 1960s.

It was this British aircraft which proved the viability of turbine-powered commercial flying until the advent of the jet. This is the story of the plane's development, it's first prototype test flight from Wisley, Surrey in 1948 and it's prestigious introduction to the public by BEA - British European Airways Corporation.








Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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Information@VickersViscount.net.


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