Viscount histories told by photos
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 (*).
Enter the construction number
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 18 - F-BGNP
F-BGNP - Air France - December 1953 to May 1962
Delivered new to Air France. Taken arriving at Heathrow Airport, London, England in September 1957. The inboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.
Photo source - Tony Ward collection
This aircraft c/n 18, a V.708, was built for Air France as F-BGNP and first flew on Tuesday, 13 October 1953 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.
Its final owner/operator was Air Inter as F-BGNP.
Withdrawn from service by Air Inter and stored at Orly Airport, Paris, France in February 1974.
Broken up for scrap in April 1975
History and photos of Viscount c/n 18 F-BGNP
Air France Viscount fleet list and photos
France issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Tony Ward collection