29 July 2017
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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.


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

Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

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Photo of National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe Viscount Z-YNA c/n 98
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Z-YNA - National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe - August 1986 to current

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013 inside its shelter. Note that the propellers are in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Central African Airways (CAA) Viscount VP-YNA
Central African Airways (CAA)

This aircraft c/n 98, a V.748D, was built for Central African Airways (CAA) as VP-YNA and first flew on Wednesday, 28 March 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Air Rhodesia, Air Malawi, Zambia Airways, Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia and Air Zimbabwe

Its final owner/operator was National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe as Z-YNA.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Air Zimbabwe 31 May 1985 and stored at Kentucky Airport, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Ferried to Thornhill Air Force Base 6 August 1986. It was then transferred by road to the National Aviation Museum in the centre of Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe for display. The adjoining Military Museum has on display several military aircraft types.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 98 Z-YNA
National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe Viscount fleet list and photos
Zimbabwe issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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