20 September 2014

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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.

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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 (*).

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 170 - G-AOHV

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Corporation Viscount G-AOHV c/n 170
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G-AOHV - BEA - British European Airways Corporation - July 1957 to July 1973

Delivered new to BEA - British European Airways Corporation named as 'R M A Sir John Barrow'. Taken at Blackbushe, Hampshire, England in June 1958.

Photo source - Geoff Blampied collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Corporation Viscount G-AOHV
BEA - British European Airways Corporation

This aircraft c/n 170, a V.802, was built for BEA - British European Airways Corporation as G-AOHV and first flew on Wednesday, 10 July 1957 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BA - British Airways, BAF - British Air Ferries, Oasis Oil Company, Esso Standard Oil, Polar Airways, Euroair Transport, Alexandra Aviation Ltd, Tunisavia, BWA - British World Airlines, Airwing 2000 Ltd, Interflight, Transtel, Ivory Coast Government, Pegasus Aviation and Global Airways

Its final owner/operator was GTRA Airways as 9Q-COD.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo in January 2009.
Offered for sale in September 2012 for US $250,000 reportedly in flyable condition.
This was probably the last Viscount to fly anywhere in the world.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 170 G-AOHV
BEA - British European Airways Corporation Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Geoff Blampied collection

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

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