20 November 2019
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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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Our website contains over 20,000 pages of photos and information that can all be accessed from the menu at the top of every page. Here are a few to get you started.

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

Viscount histories told by photos

Viscount c/n 447 had a long and varied career
Viscount c/n 447 had a
long and loyal career with Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Photos of all 445 aircraft built are available

The story of each Viscount is as varied as the number of aircraft built. Some like c/n 248 G-AOXU and c/n 435 G-BFZL had long and varied careers. Others like c/n 84 VH-TVG and c/n 447 D-ANAF had loyal careers with only one owner. Some however had very short careers like c/n 337 AP-AJE that crashed after only 5 months service.

To retrieve an aircraft's photos enter either its construction number (1-459) or one of the registrations it used during its life. Note that some registrations were allocated to more than one Viscount and are marked (*).

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Displayed will be all the photos that we have on file for that aircraft. However, the photo history may be incomplete, so any help you can give in completing it will be appreciated.

Featured aircraft - c/n 213 - N7458

Photo of James Stanley Leasing Company Inc Viscount N7458 c/n 213
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United States

N7458 - James Stanley Leasing Company Inc - August 1988 to August 1993

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in March 1993. Note the radome from another aircraft. The Mexican registration XA-COT can still be seen etched into the nose undercarriage door. Note the radome from another aircraft.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Capital Airlines (USA) Viscount N7458
Capital Airlines (USA)

This aircraft c/n 213, a V.745D, was built for Capital Airlines (USA) as N7458 and first flew on Friday, 28 December 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by United Air Lines, National Aircraft Sales, Grekenheimer Productions Inc, National Aero Association, Aero Sierra de Durango SA, Aircraft Engine Maintenance Corporation, Island Aviation Inc, Go Transportation and James Stanley Leasing Company

Its final owner/operator was Wings of History Air Museum as N7458.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by James Stanley Leasing Company Inc and stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in March 1981. Broken up for scrap in August 1993 except for the forward fuselage section, which was transferred to the Wings of History Air Museum for open display. The museum had initially displayed the aircraft section as ex Ray Charles N220RC (C/N 201) which was incorrect (see the history section for full details).

History and photos of Viscount c/n 213 N7458
James Stanley Leasing Company Inc Viscount fleet list and photos
United States issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Clive Worboys

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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