30 November 2020
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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 211 - N1898K

Photo of Kearney & Trecker Corporation Viscount N1898K c/n 211
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United States


N1898K - Kearney & Trecker Corporation - August 1969 to November 2003

Purchased from the Blaw-Knox Corporation and re-registered from N7456. Taken stored at General Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA 31 December 1999 still lying on its belly.

It wasn't broken up for scrap until November 2003.

Photo source - Senga Butts


Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 211, a V.745D, was built for Capital Airlines (USA) as N7456 and first flew on Thursday, 6 December 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by United Air Lines and the Blaw Knox Corporation

Its final owner/operator was Kearney & Trecker Corporation. Its fate: Withdrawn from service and stored at General Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA in August 1976. Noted with all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed circa June 1982. Noted lying on its belly circa May 1992. Not broken up for scrap until November 2003.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 211 N1898K
Kearney & Trecker Corporation Viscount fleet list and photos
United States issued Viscount registrations


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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