26 September 2022
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Viscount Survivors

59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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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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 74 - G-ANRR

Photo of Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) Viscount G-ANRR c/n 74
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G-ANRR - Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) - May 1955 to September 1955

Delivered new to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as their first Viscount. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in June 1955.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) Viscount G-ANRR
Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)

This aircraft c/n 74, a V.732, was built for Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as G-ANRR and first flew on Tuesday, 26 April 1955 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Middle East Airlines (MEA)

Its final owner/operator was Clanair Ltd as G-ANRR.

Its fate:-

Crashed into the grounds of Frimley Place, Surrey, England during a test flight from London Airport, Middlesex, England after maintenance 2 December 1958.

The Viscount had taken off for a test flight following major overhaul. While flying at 1,000 feet, some 10 minutes after takeoff, the starboard wing broke off and the aircraft crashed and caught fire.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 74 G-ANRR
Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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