28 October 2021
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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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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.


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 52 - G-BDRC

Photo of Dan-Air London Viscount G-BDRC c/n 52
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G-BDRC - Dan-Air London - September 1980 to October 1980

Leased from Alidair still named 'Sarnia II'. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 10 September 1980 still in full Guernsey Airlines livery, which must have confused the passengers!

Photo source - Michael T (flickr)


Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 52, a V.724, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-TGO and first flew on Wednesday, 20 April 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by William C Wold & Associates, Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures), Alidair, Intra Airways, Dan-Air London, Guernsey Airlines, Southern International Air Transport, Inter City Airlines, Janus Airways and Central Training Establishment

Its final owner/operator was Hanningfield Metals. Its fate: Withdrawn from service and donated by Hards Travel to the Central Training Establishment of the Royal Air Force Fire Service at Manston Airport, Kent, England in November 1984.

Fuselage noted minus its wings and in poor condition in March 1991. Emergency access training use had hacked out a large section on the port side of the fuselage.

Remains sold to Hanningfield Metals for metal salvage in August 1993 and broken up into sections and taken away to their yard at Templewood Industrial Estate, Stock Road, West Hanningfield, Essex for final processing.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 52 G-BDRC
Dan-Air London Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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