27 July 2021
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Viscount Survivors

59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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 'Live Magazine' is used by members and non-members to share their Viscount photos and stories with fellow enthusiasts located throughout the world in real time.

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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 90 - N7404

Photo of Capital Airlines (USA) Viscount N7404 c/n 90
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N7404 - Capital Airlines (USA) - July 1955 to March 1956

Leased from Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd with fleet number '323' pending the delivery of a large order of V.745 Viscounts. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 20 February 1956 after a heavy landing broke the fuselage open.

All the titles have been hurredly painted over, but it still looks like a Capital aircraft!

It has now been lifted onto a contracted boatyard low loader for transfer to a hangar for dismantling.

Two other tow trucks are supporting the outer engine nacelles.

Note that all the cabin windows have been removed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Capital Airlines (USA) Viscount N7404
Capital Airlines (USA)

This aircraft c/n 90, a V.744, was built for Capital Airlines (USA) as N7404 and first flew on Thursday, 14 July 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd

Its final owner/operator was Capital Airlines (USA) as N7404.

Its fate:-

Damaged during a heavy landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 20 February 1956.

The aircraft was dismantled into sections and returned by sea to Vickers-Armstrongs circa March 1956 and rebuilt as a V.757 C/N 301 for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-THJ.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 90 N7404
Capital Airlines (USA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United States issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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