24 May 2018
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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.

Richard Poulton

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Photo of Air Rhodesia Viscount VP-WAS c/n 297
Rhodesia flag


VP-WAS - Air Rhodesia - January 1968 to September 1978

Transferred from Central African Airways (CAA) due to a corporate name change still named as 'Hunyani'. Taken shortly after takeoff from Durban Airport, South Africa and crossing the Golden Mile beachfront on its way to Salisbury Airport, Rhodesia as flight number RH770.

Photo source - Richard Poulton

Aircraft Summary

Photo of United Iranian Airlines Viscount EP-AHA
United Iranian Airlines

This aircraft c/n 297, a V.782D, was built for United Iranian Airlines as EP-AHA and first flew on Tuesday, 4 March 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Iran National Airlines Corporation and Central African Airways (CAA)

Its final owner/operator was Air Rhodesia as VP-WAS.

Its fate:-

Crashed in the Whamira Hills, near Karoi, 16 KM from southern shores of Lake Kariba, Rhodesia after being hit by a surface to air SAM-7 Strella missile fired by anti-government rebels 3 September 1978. A memorial dedicated to all those killed on this aircraft and also those who were killed during the second attack to VP-YND (C/N 101) was unveiled in the gardens of the South African Voortrekker Monument at Pretoria, South Africa 2 September 2012.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 297 VP-WAS
Air Rhodesia Viscount fleet list and photos
Rhodesia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Richard Poulton

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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