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Established 2005
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.


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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 318 - VH-TVR *

Photo of Australian National Aviation Museum Viscount VH-TVR * c/n 318
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Australia


VH-TVR * - Australian National Aviation Museum - February 1996 to current

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 18 March 2015. A view of the cockpit which has a full set of analogue instruments and a couple of more modern additions.

Photo source - John Richard Thomson


Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 318, a V.818, was built for Compania Cubana de Aviación S.A. as CU-T622 and first flew on Wednesday, 19 November 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by SAA - South African Airways, TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines, AARG - Australian Aircraft Restoration Group and Wobbies World Amusement Park

Its final owner/operator was Australian National Aviation Museum. Its fate: Converted to a V.816 for Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) in 1962. Operated its final TAA - Trans Australia Airlines revenue service TN1983 from Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales to Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria and stored 10 April 1970.

The aircraft was scheduled to go to the DCA - Director of Civil Aviation for use as a fire trainer but the Chairman of TAA Sir Frederick Scherger intervened and insisted that the aircraft be preserved somewhere. Donated to the AARG - Australian Aircraft Restoration Group in June 1970 who intended to display it at the Australian National Aviation Museum, which is located at Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia but it could not be moved due to space limitations at the museum. Noted still stored at Essendon Airport with 'AARG' Australian Aviation Restoration Group markings over the basic TAA - Trans Australia Airlines livery in July 1973.

Transferred on loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park, Springvale Road, Forest Hill, Nunawading 29 October 1978 which is about 30 KM from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia due to continued space limitations at the museum site. It was in poor condition and was used as a movie-projector simulator in a childrens play area.

Transferred to the Australian National Aviation Museum, Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 19 February 1996 and is gradually being restored. As of August 2015 is still awaits the refitment of the tail and rudder!


History and photos of Viscount c/n 318 VH-TVR *
Australian National Aviation Museum Viscount fleet list and photos
Australia issued Viscount registrations


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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