23 November 2020
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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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Displayed will be all the Viscount photos that we have on file from the selected contributor.


Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Photo of Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd (AAS) Viscount VH-TVH c/n 146
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VH-TVH - Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd (AAS) - June 1970 to July 1970

Purchased from Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in June 1970 with AAS titles applied in the TAA style.

The valuable Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been removed and it now awaits the scrapman.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) Viscount VH-TVH
Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)

This aircraft c/n 146, a V.756D, was built for Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) as VH-TVH and first flew on Thursday, 3 May 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd (AAS)

Its final owner/operator was Sims Metal Ltd as VH-TVH.

Its fate:-

Grounded at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 31 December 1968 after the crash of V.720 VH-RMQ (C/N 45). Sold to Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd (AAS) in June 1970. Remains sold to Sims Metals in July 1970 for metal salvage and broken up into sections for removal to their yard at Brooklyn, Western Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 146 VH-TVH
Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd (AAS) Viscount fleet list and photos
Australia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

The Vickers Viscount Network is always interested to hear from anyone who has information or photographs to help complete the story of the Viscount. If you can help please contact us at
Information@VickersViscount.net.


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