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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 17 - G-AMOE

Photo of Cambrian Airways Viscount G-AMOE c/n 17
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G-AMOE - Cambrian Airways - January 1965 to January 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 15 July 1966 after being involved in a ground collision with Aer Lingus Viscount EI-AKO (C/N 421) and then the terminal building (Gate 2). Note the use of the oppositions steps!

Photo source - Ken Fielding

Aircraft Summary

Photo of British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount G-AMOE
British European Airways Corporation (BEA)

This aircraft c/n 17, a V.701, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AMOE and first flew on Friday, 26 June 1953 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Channel Airways, British Eagle International Airlines, Starways Ltd, Cambrian Airways, Northeast Airlines, BA - British Airways and Lambton Airways

Its final owner/operator was Saltwell Park as G-AMOE.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Northeast Airlines (UK) at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in 1973 and used for cabin crew training.

Preserved at Lampton Pleasure Park from April 1977 and at Saltwell Park from 1982.

Broken up for scrap in March 1993.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 17 G-AMOE
Cambrian Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Ken Fielding

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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