29 May 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

Owner or operator Viscount fleet lists

BEA - British European Airways Viscount c/n 152 G-AOJC
BEA - British European
Airways Corporation

Records for all owner or operators are available

Over 570 owners and operators have been involved with the Viscount. Some like Capital Airlines (USA) and BEA - British European Airways Corporation operated many while others like Air Anglia operated only one.

Viscounts operated by large airlines who had their aircraft for many years will have painted them in several different versions of their livery.

Owner or operator

Displayed will be the fleet list for the selected owner or operator together with each aircrafts history sorted by the date that the aircraft joined the fleet. NOTE: Some aircraft may have entered the fleet several times and possibly with a different registration.

Featured Aircraft - c/n 1 - G-AHRF

Photo of Ministry of Supply Viscount G-AHRF c/n 1
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G-AHRF - Ministry of Supply - May 1946 to November 1948

Built for the Ministry of Supply. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1948 during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Ministry of Supply Viscount G-AHRF
Ministry of Supply

This aircraft c/n 1, a V.630, was built for Ministry of Supply as G-AHRF and first flew on Friday, 16 July 1948 at Wisley, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. and British European Airways (BEA)

Its final owner/operator was Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd as G-AHRF.

Its fate:-

Damaged beyond economic repair landing at Khartoum Airport, Sudan 27 August 1952.

This information came from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) World Airline Accident Summary. 'The gutted remains were reportedly buried in the sand.' Are they still there? This seems very unlikely as the airport has been extensively developed over the subsequent years.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 1 G-AHRF
Ministry of Supply Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Bob O'Brien collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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