Aircraft operational records
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 1 - G-AHRF
G-AHRF - Ministry of Supply - May 1946 to October 1948
Built for the Ministry of Supply as the type prototype. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1948 during the SBAC (Society of British Aircraft Constructors) show.
Photo source - Peter Upton collection
Ministry of Supply
This aircraft c/n 1, a V.630, was built for Ministry of Supply as G-AHRF and first flew on Friday, 16 July 1948 at Wisley, Surrey, England.
During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. and BEA - British European Airways Corporation
Its final owner/operator was Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd as G-AHRF.
Damaged beyond economic repair landing at possibly Wadi Seidna Airfield, north of Khartoum, Sudan 27 August 1952.
The remains were buried in the sand. Are they still there? The single runway airfield at Wadi Seidna is now used by the Sudanese Air Force. An older, and now disused runway may well have been the one that the Viscount used, if this truly is the location of its demise.
History and photos of Viscount c/n 1 G-AHRF
Ministry of Supply Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Peter Upton collection