29 January 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

Aircraft operational records

Viscount c/n 435 had a long and varied career
Viscount c/n 435 had a
long and varied career

Records for all 445 aircraft built are available

The story of each Viscount is as varied as the number of aircraft built. Some like c/n 248 G-AOXU and c/n 435 G-BFZL had long and varied careers. Others like c/n 84 VH-TVG and c/n 447 D-ANAF had loyal careers with only one owner. Some however had very short careers like c/n 337 AP-AJE that crashed after only 5 months service.

To retrieve an aircraft's operational record enter either its construction number (1-459) or one of the registrations it used during its life. Note that some registrations were allocated to more than one Viscount and are marked (*).

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Displayed will be all the information that we have on file for that aircraft. However the history may be incomplete, so any help you can give in completing it will be appreciated.

Featured aircraft - c/n 319 - VH-RML

Photo of ANSETT-ANA Viscount VH-RML c/n 319
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VH-RML - ANSETT-ANA - February 1962 to November 1969

Purchased from Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 18 April 1966 after an emergency landing.

The nose undercarriage steering had failed when they took off from Longreach Airport, Queensland and when it landed here it veered off onto the grass at the runway intersection.

John was on board and took this photo after he left the aircraft.

Note the rear evacuation slides, open overwing exit windows and two fire trucks in attendance which luckily were not needed.

Photo source - John McKnoulty via Robyn Russell

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. Viscount CU-T623
Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A.

This aircraft c/n 319, a V.818, was built for Compañía Cubana de Aviación S.A. as CU-T623 and first flew on Thursday, 25 June 1959 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by ANSETT-ANA, Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT), Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA) and Asia Aviation Services

Its final owner/operator was Tien Yuan Tziun Airlines as PK-MVK.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Asia Aviation Services and stored at Siaogang Airport, Kaohsiung, Taiwan in February 1983.
Dismantled and moved by road to an amusement park near Douliu, Yunlin County, Taiwan circa February 1987. The park closed in 1996. Seen in poor condition with ficticious 'Tien Yuan Tziun Airlines' titles 29 March 2003.
It was not seen during a visit in 2006.
Was it scrapped or moved elsewhere?

History and photos of Viscount c/n 319 VH-RML
ANSETT-ANA Viscount fleet list and photos
Australia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by John McKnoulty via Robyn Russell

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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This website has been designed, built and is maintained by Geoff Blampied, Norwich, Norfolk, England.