18 April 2015

This website is regularly archived by the British Library who selectively archive websites with research values that are representative of British social history and cultural heritage.

Museum search

Share your photos and stories

Our 'Live Magazine' is used by members and non-members to share their Viscount photos and stories with fellow enthusiasts located throughout the world in real time.

You are able to send in your photos, stories and comments by Facebook, Twitter or email and we will post them for all to enjoy.

Contact us


Skype name


My status

Join the Vickers Viscount Network for FREE

Featured pages

Our website contains over 20,000 pages of photos and information that can all be accessed from the menu at the top of every page. Here are a few to get you started.

This website does not use cookies or capture your details

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 (*).

Enter the construction number
or registration

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 48 - VH-TVE

Photo of TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines Viscount VH-TVE c/n 48
Australia flag


VH-TVE - TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines - January 1955 to March 1960

Delivered new to TAA - Trans Australia Airlines named 'Charles Sturt'. Taken flying over Victoria State, Australia 24 January 1957.

Photo source - Peter J O Ralph

Aircraft Summary

Photo of TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines Viscount VH-TVE
TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines

This aircraft c/n 48, a V.720, was built for TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines as VH-TVE and first flew on Thursday, 23 December 1954 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

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

Its final owner/operator was TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines as VH-TVE.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines and stored at Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in April 1967.

Broken up for scrap 18 December 1969.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 48 VH-TVE
TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines Viscount fleet list and photos
Australia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Peter J O Ralph

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

Click here for more details about the Vickers Viscount Network

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