15 November 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.

Alan Beardmore collection

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Photo of Middle East Airlines (MEA) Viscount OD-ADE c/n 244
Lebanon flag


OD-ADE - Middle East Airlines (MEA) - October 1957 to February 1963

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Bahrein circa June 1962. Note the black nose denoting that a weather radar has now been installed. This looks like a special gathering. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Alan Beardmore collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of BOAC Associated Companies Ltd Viscount OD-ADE
BOAC Associated Companies Ltd

This aircraft c/n 244, a V.754D, was built for BOAC Associated Companies Ltd as OD-ADE and first flew on Sunday, 24 November 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Cyprus Airways

Its final owner/operator was Middle East Airlines (MEA) as OD-ADE.

Its fate:-

Crashed after a mid-air collision with a Turkish Air Force Douglas C47 Skytrain during an approach to land at Esenboğa International Airport, Ankara, Turkey 1 February 1963.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 244 OD-ADE
Middle East Airlines (MEA) Viscount fleet list and photos
Lebanon issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Alan Beardmore collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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