20 September 2017
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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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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.


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 99 - VP-YNB

Photo of Air Zimbabwe Viscount VP-YNB c/n 99
Zimbabwe flag


VP-YNB - Air Zimbabwe - February 1980 to October 1983

Transferred from Air Rhodesia due to a country name change. Taken at Kentucky Airport, Salisbury, Zimbabwe in June 1980 in the Air Zimbabwe maintenance area.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 99, a V.748D, was built for Central African Airways (CAA) as VP-YNB and first flew on Saturday, 5 May 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by Kuwait Airways, Aden Airways, Air Malawi, Air Rhodesia, Zambia Airways and Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia

Its final owner/operator was Air Zimbabwe. Its fate: Withdrawn from service and used for ground training at Kentucky Airport, Harare, Zimbabwe in December 1985.

Noted with '50 years of safe flying' painted on the fuselage in November 1997.

Advertised for sale in Flight Magazine in December 1997.

Noted robbed of all useful parts including the Dart engines and Dowty Propellers in December 1999.

Broken up for scrap circa January 2000. The actual date not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

History and photos of Viscount c/n 99 VP-YNB
Air Zimbabwe Viscount fleet list and photos
Zimbabwe issued Viscount registrations

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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