25 May 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 225 - G-APNF

Photo of BKS Air Transport Ltd Viscount G-APNF c/n 225
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G-APNF - BKS Air Transport Ltd - February 1967 to September 1970

Leased from BOAC Associated Companies Ltd. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England circa October 1968 with full ' British Air Services' titles.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Capital Airlines (USA) Viscount N7463
Capital Airlines (USA)

This aircraft c/n 225, a V.745D, was built for Capital Airlines (USA) as N7463 and first flew on Tuesday, 26 February 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, Aer Lingus, British European Airways (BEA), British International Air Lines Ltd, Kuwait Oil Company, BOAC Associated Companies and Kuwait Airways

Its final owner/operator was BKS Air Transport Ltd as G-APNF.

Its fate:-

Converted to a V.776D for British International Airlines in 1958.

Last BKS Air Transport Ltd service to Leeds/Bradford Airport, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England in March 1970.

Ferried to Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England for storage 21 March 1970.

Registration cancelled as aircraft permanently withdrawn from use 23 April 1970.

Dismantling began to recover useable parts prior to scrapping 21 September 1970.

Aircraft accidentally destroyed by fire during the dismantling process 22 September 1970.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 225 G-APNF
BKS Air Transport Ltd Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Peter Upton collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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