29 November 2023
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Viscount Survivors

59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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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Our 'Live Magazine' is used by members and non-members to share their Viscount photos and stories with fellow enthusiasts located throughout the world in real time.

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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.


Featured owner or operator

Photo of Alitalia Viscount I-LIFT c/n 326
Italy flag


I-LIFT - Alitalia - October 1957 to July 1971

Transferred from Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy 28 March 1968.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) Viscount I-LIFT
Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI)

This aircraft c/n 326, a V.785D, was built for Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) as I-LIFT and first flew on Thursday, 11 April 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Its final owner/operator was Alitalia as I-LIFT.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at Ciampino Airport, Rome, Italy in September 1969. Broken up for scrap after spares recovery in July 1971.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 326 I-LIFT
Alitalia Viscount fleet list and photos
Italy issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Fred Barnes

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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