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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 284 - I-LIRG

Photo of Alitalia Viscount I-LIRG c/n 284
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I-LIRG - Alitalia - October 1963 to July 1971

Purchased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken arriving at Côte d'Azur, Nice, France 2 December 1965 with the outer Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - Will Blunt collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Capital Airlines (USA) Viscount N7473
Capital Airlines (USA)

This aircraft c/n 284, a V.745D, was built for Capital Airlines (USA) as N7473 and first flew on Friday, 31 May 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Northeast Airlines Inc, Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd and Alitalia

Its final owner/operator was Francesco de Pinedo Technical College as I-LIRG.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service at Fiumicino, Rome, Italy in January 1970 and donated by Alitalia for use as an instructional airframe after parts were sold to Aerolineas TAO including the port wing. A replacement port wing was found and fitted. Noted still in existence in March 2011 in poor internal and external condition.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 284 I-LIRG
Alitalia Viscount fleet list and photos
Italy issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Will Blunt collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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