29 January 2023
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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.


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

Viscounts registrations by country

TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines Viscount c/n 48 VH-TVE
Australia issued 36 registrations

Viscounts have been registered in 81 countries




Viscounts have been registered in 81 countries since the 1950s with the United Kingdom issuing 230 and Equatorial Guinea issuing only one.


Country

Displayed will be all the Viscount registrations issued in the selected country together with the first owner or operator to use each registration. NOTE: Some aircraft may have had more that one registration issued to it.

Featured aircraft - c/n 412 - G-APIM

Photo of British Airways (BA) Viscount G-APIM c/n 412
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G-APIM - British Airways (BA) - July 1973 to January 1984

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken departing from Heathrow Airport, London, England in April 1979.

Photo source - C A Gage


Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 412, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-APIM and first flew on Wednesday, 4 June 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by Cambrian Airways, British Airways (BA) and British Air Ferries (BAF)

Its final owner/operator was Brooklands Museum. Its fate: Damaged beyond economic repair while owned by British Air Ferries (BAF) after Fairflight operated Shorts SD3-30 G-BHWT collided with it at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England due to a hydraulic failure 11 January 1988. The pilot was unable to stop the aircraft and the starboard propeller chewed its way into the Viscount cockpit area. Luckily there was no one sitting in the cockpit at the time.

Offered on a 99 year term loan to the Brooklands Museum aviation collection on the 29 June 1989. On 11 February 1990 the fuselage departed from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England by road on delivery using a National Rescue Group vehicle to the Brooklands Museum at Weybridge, Surrey, England - back to where she was built in 1958. An enforced nightstop was made in a layby on the M25 motorway near Leatherhead, Surrey. Part of the journey was through the Dartford Tunnel, a unique experience for a Viscount! Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the museum closed to the general public 20 March 2020. The museum re-opened 1 August 2020 to the general public from Thursday to Sunday each week but with restricted access to the interior of the display aircraft. The museum fully re-opened 19 May 2021 from Wednesdays to Sundays 10am – 5pm (and every day of half term) but entry tickets must be booked in advance, now without a defined entry time.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 412 G-APIM
British Airways (BA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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