19 September 2020
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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.

Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force)

Featured owner or operator

Photo of Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) Viscount 430 c/n 430
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430 - Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) - June 1971 to January 1990

Transferred from Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY). Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in August 1976.

It was undergoing heavy maintenance with Aviation Traders (Engineering) Ltd (ATEL).

Photo source - David Oates

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) Viscount TC-SEL
Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY)

This aircraft c/n 430, a V.794D, was built for Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines (THY) as TC-SEL and first flew on Monday, 1 September 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Türk Hava Kuvvetleri

Its final owner/operator was Havacilik Muzezi as 430.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by the Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) and transferred to the Havacilik Muzezi on the military side of Yesilkoy airfield, Istanbul, Turkey in 1990. Painted up as Viscount TC-SEV (C/N 429) in THY -Türk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines livery for a television documentary about one-time Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Menderes' life September 2006. Prime Minister Menderes surived the crash of TC-SEV on approach to Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England on 17 February 1959. Repainted back in Türk Hava Kuvvetleri livery circa 2007.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 430 430
Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) Viscount fleet list and photos
Turkey issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by David Oates

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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