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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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Merv Crowe collection

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Photo of Australian National Aviation Museum Viscount VH-TVR * c/n 318
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VH-TVR * - Australian National Aviation Museum - February 1996 to current

Returned from loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park. Taken at Moorabbin, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in August 2008 with the tail and rudder still awaiting fitment. The aircraft tail on the right belongs to a Bristol 170 Freighter.

Photo source - Merv Crowe collection


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Compania Cubana de Aviación S.A. Viscount CU-T622
Compania Cubana de Aviación S.A.

This aircraft c/n 318, a V.818, was built for Compania Cubana de Aviación S.A. as CU-T622 and first flew on Wednesday, 19 November 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by South African Airways (SAA), Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA), Australian Aircraft Restoration Group (AARG) and Wobbies World Amusement Park

Its final owner/operator was Australian National Aviation Museum as VH-TVR.

Its fate:-

Converted to a V.816 for Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) in 1962. Operated its final Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) revenue service TN1983 from Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales to Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria and stored 10 April 1970.

The aircraft was scheduled to go to the Director of Civil Aviation (DCA) for use as a fire trainer but the Chairman of TAA Sir Frederick Scherger intervened and insisted that the aircraft should be preserved somewhere. Donated to the Australian Aircraft Restoration Group (AARG) in June 1970 who intended to display it at the Australian National Aviation Museum, which is located at Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia but it could not be moved due to space limitations at the museum. Noted still stored at Essendon Airport with 'AARG' Australian Aviation Restoration Group markings over the basic TAA - Trans Australia Airlines livery in July 1973.

Transferred on loan to the Wobbies World Children's Amusement Park, Springvale Road, Forest Hill, Nunawading 29 October 1978 which is about 30 KM from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia due to continued space limitations at the museum site. It was in poor condition and was used as a movie-projector simulator in a childrens play area.

Transferred to the Australian National Aviation Museum, Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 19 February 1996 and is gradually being restored. As of August 2015 is still awaits the refitment of the tail and rudder!


History and photos of Viscount c/n 318 VH-TVR *
Australian National Aviation Museum Viscount fleet list and photos
Australia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Merv Crowe collection


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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