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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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Our 'Live Magazine' is used by members and non-members to share their Viscount photos and stories with fellow enthusiasts located throughout the world in real time.

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Our website contains over 20,000 pages of photos and information that can all be accessed from the menu at the top of every page. Here are a few to get you started.

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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.

BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Photo of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd Viscount G-ASDV c/n 456
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G-ASDV - Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd - December 1961 to April 1964

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd prior to the sale to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Taken at Hurn Airport, Hampshire, England in April 1964.

Vickers Photo Ref MP19179.

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Viscount 412
Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)

This aircraft c/n 456, a V.843, was built for Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) as 412 and first flew on Thursday, 2 January 1964 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd and the Chinese Air Force

Its final owner/operator was Bouraq Indonesia Airlines as PK-IVU.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Cengkareng, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia in October 1994 following a landing accident at Pontianak, Indonesia. Broken up for scrap circa June 2004.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 456 G-ASDV
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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