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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 67 - G-BFMW

Photo of Alidair Viscount G-BFMW c/n 67
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G-BFMW - Alidair - March 1978 to October 1979

Purchased from Iraqi Airways. Taken at Shannon Airport, County Clare, Ireland circa June 1979 with an Invicta Airways cargo Bristol Britannia in the background.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Iraqi Airways Viscount YI-ACK
Iraqi Airways

This aircraft c/n 67, a V.735, was built for Iraqi Airways as YI-ACK and first flew on Friday, 23 September 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Alidair, Guernsey Airlines, Air UK and Inter City Airlines

Its final owner/operator was East Midlands Airport Fire Service as G-BFMW.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Inter City Airlines at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 9 April 1982 and gradually robbed of all useful parts.

Remains donated to the East Midlands Airport Fire Service 27 October 1983 for training purposes.

The lower nose section was burnt away during a non-destructive fire training exercise when the wind suddenly changed direction in February 1985.

Broken up for scrap in 1987.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 67 G-BFMW
Alidair Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Malcolm Nason

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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