21 April 2024
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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 78 - G-AODH

Photo of Transair (UK) Ltd Viscount G-AODH c/n 78
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G-AODH - Transair (UK) Ltd - February 1959 to July 1960

Transferred from Airwork Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in May 1960.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel


Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 78, a V.736, was built for Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S as LN-FOL and first flew on Tuesday, 8 November 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by British European Airways (BEA), British West Indian Airways (BWIA), BOAC Associated Companies, Airwork Ltd and Transair (UK) Ltd

Its final owner/operator was British United Airways (BUA). Its fate: Damaged beyond repair after a heavy landing at Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, West Germany on a flight from Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 30 October 1961.

During an ILS approach in poor visibility the plane struck the ground alongside runway 25.

Declared as beyond economic repair and broken up for scrap in late 1962.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 78 G-AODH
Transair (UK) Ltd Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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