27 February 2021
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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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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.

Steve Gensler

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Photo of Alidair Viscount N501TL c/n 353
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N501TL - Alidair - May 1976 to August 1976

Returned from Cyprus Airways lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in May 1976 shortly after its return off of lease.

Photo source - Steve Gensler

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Continental Airlines Viscount N240V
Continental Airlines

This aircraft c/n 353, a V.812, was built for Continental Airlines as N240V and first flew on Friday, 14 February 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Tennessee Gas Transmission Corporation, Tenneco Inc, Alidair, Cyprus Airways, Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT) and Mandala Airlines

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

Its fate:-

Crashed into marshland at Cape Karawang, 26 kms north east of Jakarta, Java, Indonesia 26 August 1980. The cause of this accident was the in-flight fracture of a spigot in the elevator tab circuit. This part had exceeded the 12,000 flight hours retirement life by 21,000 hours resulting in a total life of 33,000 hrs.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 353 N501TL
Alidair Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Steve Gensler

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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