06 December 2016
This website is regularly archived by the British Library who selectively archive websites with research values that are representative of British social history and cultural heritage.

Museum search

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.

Share your photos and stories

Our 'Live Magazine' is used by members and non-members to share their Viscount photos and stories with fellow enthusiasts located throughout the world in real time.

You are able to send in your photos, stories and comments by Facebook, Twitter or email and we will post them for all to enjoy.

Contact us

Join the Vickers Viscount Network
for FREE

Featured pages

Our website contains over 20,000 pages of photos and information that can all be accessed from the menu at the top of every page. Here are a few to get you started.

This website does not use cookies or capture your details

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 (*).

Enter the construction number
or registration

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 72 - VP-BCD

Photo of Bahamas Airways Viscount VP-BCD c/n 72
Bahamas flag


VP-BCD - Bahamas Airways - December 1963 to December 1968

Purchased from BOAC Associated Companies. Taken at Nassau Airport, Bahamas circa June 1966. (Photo Ref V431)

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

Aircraft Summary

Photo of BOAC Associated Companies Viscount VP-TBL
BOAC Associated Companies

This aircraft c/n 72, a V.702, was built for BOAC Associated Companies as VP-TBL and first flew on Saturday, 6 August 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by British West Indian Overseas Airways, Kuwait Airways and Bahamas Airways

Its final owner/operator was Field Aircraft Services Ltd as G-APOW.

Its fate:-

Ferried to East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England and robbed of all useful parts in May 1969.

Remains broken up for scrap circa late 1970.
The actual date is not yet known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

History and photos of Viscount c/n 72 VP-BCD
Bahamas Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
Bahamas issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

The Vickers Viscount Network is always interested to hear from anyone who has information or photographs to help complete the story of the Viscount. If you can help please contact us at

Click here for more details about the Vickers Viscount Network

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