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Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Viscount photos by owner or operator

TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines Viscount c/n 40 CF-TGI
TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines

Photos for most owner or operators are available


Over 570 owners and operators have been involved with the Viscount. Some like Capital Airlines (USA) and BEA - British European Airways Corporation operated many while others like Air Anglia operated only one.

Viscounts operated by large airlines who had their aircraft for many years will have painted them in several different versions of their livery.

Owner or operator

Displayed will be all the photos that we have on file illustrating the operational history of the Viscount with each owner or operator.

Queensland Air Museum (QAM)

Featured owner or operator

Photo of Queensland Air Museum (QAM) Viscount VH-TVJ c/n 148
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Australia


VH-TVJ - Queensland Air Museum (QAM) - October 1993 to current

Forward fuselage section purchased from the Gold Coast Military Museum. Taken at Caloundra, Queensland, Australia 9 November 2005. The engine in front is a double Mamba from a Fairey Gannet. The Mamba was originally designed for the Viscount but initial teething troubles allowed the Rolls-Royce Dart engine to take its place.

Photo source - R Leeuw


Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 148, a V.756D, was built for Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) as VH-TVJ and first flew on Thursday, 14 June 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Nonferral (Queensland) Pty Ltd, Farm & Agricultural Dispsals, Jensen Metals, Jim Aspromourgus and the Gold Coast Military Museum

Its final owner/operator was Queensland Air Museum (QAM) as VH-TVJ.

Its fate:-

Last revenue flight to Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and withdrawn from use by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) and placed in open store 10 October 1968. Moved into a hangar at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 13 March 1970 and stripped of all useful parts and deletion of TAA - Trans Australia Airlines markings. Registration cancelled as aircraft permanently withdrawn from use 13 May 1970.

Remains sold to Nonferral (Queensland) Pty Ltd circa May 1970. Remains broken up for scrap except for the forward fuselage section which was saved. Forward fuselage section sold to Farm & Agricultural Disposals in June 1970. This was sold to Jensen Metals 1 January 1986 and to Jim Aspromourgus circa April 1989, Gold Coast Military Museum circa January 1990, and to QAM - Queensland Air Museum 9 October 1993 and put on display. Painted in TAA-Trans-Australia Airlines 'White Tail' livery October 2010.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 148 VH-TVJ
Queensland Air Museum (QAM) Viscount fleet list and photos
Australia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by R Leeuw


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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