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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 350 - G-AZNA

Photo of British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount G-AZNA c/n 350
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G-AZNA - British Air Ferries (BAF) - April 1990 to January 1991

Returned from Gambia Air Shuttle lease. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 12 May 1990 now with BAF titles applied to the ex Gambia Air Shuttle livery. It is still named 'Viscount Banjul'.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

Aircraft Summary

Photo of South African Airways (SAA) Viscount ZS-CDX
South African Airways (SAA)

This aircraft c/n 350, a V.813, was built for South African Airways (SAA) as ZS-CDX and first flew on Sunday, 7 December 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by British Midland Airways (BMA), Manx Airlines, British Aerospace (BAe), Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd, Hot Air, Ligacoes Aereas Regionais (LAR), Gambia Air Shuttle and British Air Ferries (BAF)

Its final owner/operator was N9 Dancing Kokoriko as G-AZNA.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by British Air Ferries (BAF) and stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England October 1990. Registered to Sean T Hulley (Sales) Ltd in January 1991. Sold to N9 Dancing Kokoriko 15 September 1992. Transferred by road to Waarschoot, Belgium on road N9 between Eeklo and Ghent and mounted with its undercarriage lowered, on three poles next to 'Kokoriko' discotheque / night club in an all white livery still with the name 'Viscount Banjul' on the nose. Fitted with poorly shaped dummy propellers. Reportedly now for sale in 2019.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 350 G-AZNA
British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Mike Stedman

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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