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Viscount history


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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 45 - VH-RMQ

Photo of MacRobertson-Miller Airlines (MMA) Viscount VH-RMQ c/n 45
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Australia


VH-RMQ - MacRobertson-Miller Airlines (MMA) - September 1968 to December 1968

Transferred from ANSETT-ANA and named as 'R.M.A. Quininup'. Taken at Indee Station, 28 miles / 43 kilometers south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968. The crumpled remains of the No.2 (port inner) Rolls-Royce Dart engine and Rotol propeller.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) Viscount VH-TVB
Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)

This aircraft c/n 45, a V.720, was built for Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) as VH-TVB and first flew on Wednesday, 20 October 1954 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Ansett-ANA

Its final owner/operator was MacRobertson-Miller Airlines (MMA) as VH-RMQ.

Its fate:-

Crashed 48 kms south of Port Hedland, Western Australia 31 December 1968.

MacRobertson-Miller Airlines (MMA) flight 1750 departed from Perth Airport, Australia at 08:29 for a scheduled flight to Port Hedland Airport. All 26 on board were sadly killed.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 45 VH-RMQ
MacRobertson-Miller Airlines (MMA) Viscount fleet list and photos
Australia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)


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
Information@VickersViscount.net.


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