25 February 2017
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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 384 - C-FTID-X

Photo of Institut de Protection Contre les Incendies du Québec (IPIQ) Viscount C-FTID-X c/n 384
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C-FTID-X - Institut de Protection Contre les Incendies du Québec (IPIQ) - July 2011 to current

Transferred from FAQ - Fondation Aerovision Quebec. Taken at St Hubert Airfield, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 18 August 2011 during the dismantling process ready for the move to Laval. Note the grafitti 'clink' painted on the side of the fuselage. The faded false registration 'N6225C' was applied for a film.

Photo source - Pierre Gillard (www.pierregillard.zenfolio.com)

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 384, a V.757, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-TID and first flew on Wednesday, 25 February 1959 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Air Canada, The Sarcee Travel Club, United Aircraft of Canada, ENA - Ecole Nationale d'Aerotechnique and FAQ - Fondation Aerovision Quebec

Its final owner/operator was Institut de Protection Contre les Incendies du Québec (IPIQ) as C-FTID-X.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at St Hubert Airfield, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in October 1989. FAQ - Fondation Aerovision Quebec acquired the aircraft from ENA - Ecole Nationale d'Aerotechnique and used it for film work. Having sat outside since 1996 it has slowly deteriorated externally although the interior is still relatively good. Since 2008 the existence of this aircraft has been under threat. Transferred to IPIQ - Institut de Protection Contre les Incendies du Québec at Laval, Province of Quebec, Canada for fire fighting training use in September 2011. Still noted in existence in April 2015.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 384 C-FTID-X
Institut de Protection Contre les Incendies du Québec (IPIQ) Viscount fleet list and photos
Canada issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Pierre Gillard (www.pierregillard.zenfolio.com)

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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