29 May 2022
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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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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 403 - G-APNE

Photo of British Midland Airways (BMA) Viscount G-APNE c/n 403
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G-APNE - British Midland Airways (BMA) - April 1967 to October 1968

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa May 1967.

Photo source - Mark Turner

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Airwork Ltd Viscount G-APNE
Airwork Ltd

This aircraft c/n 403, a V.831, was built for Airwork Ltd as G-APNE and first flew on Monday, 9 March 1959 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by British United Airways (BUA), British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), Central African Airways (CAA), Alia - The Royal Jordanian Airlines, British Midland Airways (BMA), Ghana Airways, Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines, Go Transportation Inc, Pima Community College Aviation School and DMI Aviation (Dross Metals)

Its final owner/operator was Aircraft Restoration & Marketing (ARM) as 4X-AVE.

Its fate:-

Purchased by Go Transportation Inc for spares recovery and stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Remains donated to Pima Community College Aviation School in 1992 for instructional use, still in full Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines livery. Noted minus No.4 engine on the 23 September 1995.

Moved to K-Tech scrap yard, Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA on 19 October 1998. Broken up with the fuselage split into two sections and the tail removed circa 2000. Nose section noted at DMI Aviation scrap yard, Tucson, Arizona, USA still in Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines livery in April 2003. Rear fuselage section noted at Pima Community College still in Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines livery in April 2004. Forward fuselage section noted at the Aircraft Restoration & Marketing (ARM) yard, formerly used by DMI Aviation (Dross Metals) in August 2007. Still there in December 2018.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 403 G-APNE
British Midland Airways (BMA) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Mark Turner

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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