17 September 2019
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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 297 - EP-AHA

Photo of Iran National Airlines Corporation (Iranair) Viscount EP-AHA c/n 297
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EP-AHA - Iran National Airlines Corporation (Iranair) - February 1962 to October 1966

Transferred from United Iranian Airlines. Taken at an unknown location in April 1964.

Photo source - Leon Manoucherians

Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 297, a V.782D, was built for United Iranian Airlines as EP-AHA and first flew on Tuesday, 4 March 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by Iran National Airlines Corporation and Central African Airways (CAA)

Its final owner/operator was Air Rhodesia. Its fate: Crashed in the Whamira Hills, near Karoi, 16 KM from southern shores of Lake Kariba, Rhodesia after being hit by a heat-seeking SAM-7 (Soviet 9K32 Cтрела (Arrow) Strela-2) surface-to air-missile fired by anti-government rebels 3 September 1978. A memorial dedicated to all those killed on this aircraft and also those who were killed during the second attack to VP-YND (C/N 101) was unveiled in the gardens of the South African Voortrekker Monument at Pretoria, South Africa 2 September 2012.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 297 EP-AHA
Iran National Airlines Corporation (Iranair) Viscount fleet list and photos
Iran issued Viscount registrations

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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