21 April 2024
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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 425 - G-APTC

Photo of Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) Viscount G-APTC c/n 425
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G-APTC - Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) - June 1959 to May 1960

Leased from British & Commonwealth Shipping Company. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in July 1959.

Photo source - Brian Robbins

Aircraft Summary

Photo of British & Commonwealth Shipping Company (Aviation) Ltd Viscount G-APTC
British & Commonwealth Shipping Company (Aviation) Ltd

This aircraft c/n 425, a V.833, was built for British & Commonwealth Shipping Company (Aviation) Ltd as G-APTC and first flew on Tuesday, 9 June 1959 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and British United Airways (BUA)

Its final owner/operator was Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines Ltd as 4X-AVC.

Its fate:-

Damaged beyond economic repair after landing and running off the taxiway during a night training flight at Lod Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel on the 26 October 1969.

Apparently the brakes failed and the pilot lost control and the nose undercarriage leg went into a ditch and then collapsed resulting in the propellers striking the ground and shockload damage to the Rolls-Royce Dart engines. There were no casualties amongst the three crew on board.

It was then robbed of all useful spares and dumped with all markings painted out. Last noted in July 1982 and subsequently scrapped. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

History and photos of Viscount c/n 425 G-APTC
Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian Robbins

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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