17 September 2019
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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.

The British Airliner collection

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Photo of Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) Viscount G-ALWF c/n 5
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G-ALWF - Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) - November 2011 to current

Title transferred from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 4 July 2019. The Duxford Society maintenance voluteers are refitting the wheels after new tyres have been fitted. The tyres were manufactured in the Netherlands as they are still used on some Fokker designed aircraft. Note the wheel rim locations for the maxaret braking system which is no longer present.

Photo source - The British Airliner collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount G-ALWF
British European Airways Corporation (BEA)

This aircraft c/n 5, a V.701, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-ALWF and first flew on Wednesday, 3 December 1952 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Channel Airways, British Eagle International Airlines Ltd, Cambrian Airways and the Viscount Preservation Trust

Its final owner/operator was Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) as G-ALWF.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Cambrian Airways and stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan Wales 24 December 1971.

Saved by the Viscount Preservation Trust and now preserved by the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) within the Imperial War Museum facility at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in early British European Airways (BEA) livery.

The aircraft was initially loaned for a period of 99 years but on 26 November 2011 the title of the aircraft was officially handed over to the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) by Paul St John Turner and Romer Adams who had founded the Viscount Preservation Trust when they first purchased 'WF' in April 1972. The aircraft entered the main hangar for a fresh repaint in BEA red stripe livery 9 Januard 2019.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 5 G-ALWF
Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by The British Airliner collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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