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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 190 - XY-ADH

Photo of Union of Burma Airways Viscount XY-ADH c/n 190
Burma flag


XY-ADH - Union of Burma Airways - October 1957 to March 1960

Delivered new to Union of Burma Airways. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in October 1957 prior to delivery. Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and engine intake covers.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Union of Burma Airways Viscount XY-ADH
Union of Burma Airways

This aircraft c/n 190, a V.761D, was built for Union of Burma Airways as XY-ADH and first flew on Thursday, 26 September 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BOAC Associated Companies, Kuwait Airways, MEA - Middle East Airlines, Burma Airways Corporation, Pearl Air, International Air Charter and Intra Airways

Its final owner/operator was Southern International Air Transport as XY-ADH.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England in November 1979. Broken up for scrap after spares recovery 21 January 1980.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 190 XY-ADH
Union of Burma Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
Burma issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Peter Gates collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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