15 November 2018
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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 35 - F-BGNR

Photo of Midland Air Museum (MAM) Viscount F-BGNR c/n 35
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F-BGNR - Midland Air Museum (MAM) - July 2008 to current

Purchased from the Viscount 35 Association. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 8 October 2012 a month after the airframe was re-assembled. As a precaution the nose of the aircraft is currently supported on jacks.

Photo source - George Stringer


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Air France Viscount F-BGNR
Air France

This aircraft c/n 35, a V.708, was built for Air France as F-BGNR and first flew on Thursday, 6 May 1954 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Danish Air Charter, Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures), Airwork Ltd, Air Service Training (Perth) Ltd, Skysport Engineering and the Viscount 35 Association

Its final owner/operator was Midland Air Museum (MAM) as F-BGNR.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Air Inter in 1973 and delivered to Airwork Ltd from Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France to Scone Airport, Perth, Scotland 8 October 1973.

Used as a ground instructional airframe.

Transferred to Air Service Training (Perth) Ltd circa 1976.

Sold to Skysport Engineering in December 1996 and delivered by road to Thorncote Green, near Hatch, Bedfordshire, England 12 January 1998 where it was stored dismantled.

Sold to the Viscount 35 Association 12 January 2007.

Moved by road to the MAM - Midland Air Museum, Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 5 September 2007.

Ownership transferred to the MAM - Midland Air Museum 10 July 2008.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 35 F-BGNR
Midland Air Museum (MAM) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by George Stringer


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

The Vickers Viscount Network is always interested to hear from anyone who has information or photographs to help complete the story of the Viscount. If you can help please contact us at
Information@VickersViscount.net.


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This website has been designed, built and is maintained by Geoff Blampied, Norwich, Norfolk, England.