17 September 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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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 59 - CF-TGV

Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-TGV c/n 59
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CF-TGV - Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) - September 1955 to June 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '614'. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in early September 1955 attending the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show, prior to delivery. The tail on the right belongs to Avro Vulcan B.1 XA890 in the nuclear anti-flash white finish.

Photo source - Jennifer M Gradidge collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-TGV
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)

This aircraft c/n 59, a V.724, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-TGV and first flew on Wednesday, 31 August 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Air Canada

Its final owner/operator was Chisick Metals Ltd as CF-TGV.

Its fate:-

Flown to Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada and withdrawn from service by Air Canada and stored 28 May 1971.

Remains purchased by Chisick Metals Ltd for metal salvage.

Broken up for scrap circa July 1973. The actual date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

History and photos of Viscount c/n 59 CF-TGV
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount fleet list and photos
Canada issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Jennifer M Gradidge collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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