10 June 2023
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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.


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 453 - 50258

Photo of China Aviation Museum (中国航空博物馆) Viscount 50258 c/n 453
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50258 - China Aviation Museum (中国航空博物馆) - April 1990 to current

Transferred from the Chinese Air Force for preservation. Taken at Datangshan, near Beijing, China 28 April 2018.

Photo source - quoqi (flickr)

Aircraft Summary

This aircraft c/n 453, a V.843, was built for Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) as 406 and first flew on Thursday, 8 August 1963 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. During it's life it was also owned and/or operated by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and the Chinese Air Force

Its final owner/operator was China Aviation Museum (中国航空博物馆). Its fate: Withdrawn from service by the Chinese Air Force and placed on display at the China Aviation Museum (中国航空博物馆), Datangshan, near Beijing, China in 1990.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 453 50258
China Aviation Museum (中国航空博物馆) Viscount fleet list and photos
China issued Viscount registrations

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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