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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 130 - CX-BHA

Photo of Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) Viscount CX-BHA c/n 130
Uruguay flag

Uruguay


CX-BHA - Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) - January 1968 to September 1978

Purchased from Alitalia, re-registered from CX-BHAF and named as 'Presidente Gestido'. Taken at an unknown location in May 1970. Note that the tail cone panel has been removed for maintenance access.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Capital Airlines (USA) Viscount N7432
Capital Airlines (USA)

This aircraft c/n 130, a V.745D, was built for Capital Airlines (USA) as N7432 and first flew on Monday, 16 July 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Alitalia

Its final owner/operator was Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) as CX-BHA.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay circa January 1977. Broken up for scrap in September 1978.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 130 CX-BHA
Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea (PLUNA) Viscount fleet list and photos
Uruguay issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Andrew Fraize collection


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
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