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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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Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Viscount photos by contributor

BEA - British European Airways Viscount c/n 150 G-AOJA from the Ed Jones collection
BEA - British European Airways Viscount c/n 150 G-AOJA from
the Ed Jones collection

To all of our contributors we say a big thank you

The Vickers Viscount Network would not have been possible without the generous support of the people listed here who contributed their photos to the museum. To them and future contributors we say a big thank you.

Our ultimate aim is to have an image of every single aircraft in every livery that it operated, together with images showing significant moments in each aircrafts life.

Any photograph, even a poor quality one, that shows an unique part of an aircrafts history is better than not having one at all. Our graphic systems can restore all but the worst image. This target will probably never be totally fulfilled, but with your help it could come close.


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Displayed will be all the Viscount photos that we have on file from the selected contributor.


Des Pike collection

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Photo of Iraqi Airways Viscount YI-ACK c/n 67
Iraq flag

Iraq


YI-ACK - Iraqi Airways - October 1955 to February 1978

Delivered new to Iraqi Airways named 'Ibn Fernas'. Taken at London Airport (Heathow), Middlesex in June 1960 in the southern maintenance area where it is being serviced by Field Aircraft Services Ltd (FAS).

Note the post revolution flag on the tail.

Also note Channel Airways Bristol 170 Freighter Mk.21E G-AIFO in the background with its rudder removed.

Photo source - Des Pike collection


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Iraqi Airways Viscount YI-ACK
Iraqi Airways

This aircraft c/n 67, a V.735, was built for Iraqi Airways as YI-ACK and first flew on Friday, 23 September 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Alidair, Guernsey Airlines, Air UK and Inter City Airlines

Its final owner/operator was East Midlands Airport Fire Service as G-BFMW.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Inter City Airlines at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 9 April 1982 and gradually robbed of all useful parts.

Remains donated to the East Midlands Airport Fire Service 27 October 1983 for training purposes.

The lower nose section was burnt away during a non-destructive fire training exercise when the wind suddenly changed direction in February 1985.

It was noted totally burnt out in May 1986. The remains were finally cleared away in early 1988.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 67 YI-ACK
Iraqi Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
Iraq issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Des Pike collection


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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