26 September 2022
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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.

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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.

Ministry of Aviation Firefighting School

Featured owner or operator

Photo of Ministry of Aviation Firefighting School Viscount G-AMAV c/n 3
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G-AMAV - Ministry of Aviation Firefighting School - August 1963 to June 1970

Fuselage transferred from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England circa October 1965.

Note the Vickers-Armstrongs winged logo on the lower forward fuselage.

This aircraft never had underfloor baggage holds.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd Viscount G-AMAV
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

This aircraft c/n 3, a V.700, was built for Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd as G-AMAV and first flew on Monday, 28 August 1950 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Ministry of Supply and British European Airways (BEA)

Its final owner/operator was Ministry of Aviation Firefighting School as G-AMAV.

Its fate:-

Used for certification trials for the V.701, V.800 and V.801 series Viscounts, and also used for Vanguard control system trials. Fitted with Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525 engines for V.840 trials at 400 MPH.

Displayed flying at an airshow at RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire, England 14 September 1957.

Delivered to Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England for storage 1 April 1958. Registration cancelled as aircraft permanently withdrawn from use 11 October 1960.

Fuselage cut into two sections in 1961. The rear fuselage section and rudderless tail was transferred to Weybridge, Surrey, England for BAC One-Eleven engine installation trials in 1961. The main fuselage section was transferred to the Ministry of Aviation Fire fighting School at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in August 1963.

The main fuselage section was later broken up for scrap. The rear fuselage section and rudderless tail was noted in the middle of Weybridge Airfield joined to a hut that had a BAC One-Eleven nose at one end and the Viscount rear section at the other. The tail section was used for BAC One-Eleven APU trials in 1975. Only the BAC One-Eleven nose section was noted in June 1976 so the rear fuselage section and rudderless tail must have been scrapped by then.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 3 G-AMAV
Ministry of Aviation Firefighting School Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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