22 November 2017
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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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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.

George Stringer

Featured contributor

Photo of Cyprus Airways Viscount G-AZLS c/n 348
Cyprus flag


G-AZLS - Cyprus Airways - April 1975 to August 1975

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in April 1975 prior to departing on lease to Cyprus Airways.

Photo source - George Stringer

Aircraft Summary

Photo of South African Airways (SAA) Viscount ZS-CDV
South African Airways (SAA)

This aircraft c/n 348, a V.813, was built for South African Airways (SAA) as ZS-CDV and first flew on Friday, 7 November 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by British Midland Airways (BMA), Cyprus Airways, British Aerospace (BAe), Dowty Aerospace, Technical Aeroparts and Civil Aviation Authority Fire Training School

Its final owner/operator was International Fire Training Centre (IFTC) as G-AZLS.

Its fate:-

Donated by Technical Aeroparts to Civil Aviation Authority Fire Training School and fuselage used by the fire training school at Teesside International Airport, Darlington, County Durham, England 1 August 1986. Airport renamed Tees Valley Airport 21 September 2004. Noted still in existence in May 2011.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 348 G-AZLS
Cyprus Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
Cyprus issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by George Stringer

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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