29 November 2023
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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 97 - G-ANXV

Photo of Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd Viscount G-ANXV c/n 97
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G-ANXV - Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd - December 1954 to October 1955

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 28 September 1955 in full Butler Air Transport livery departing on a final test flight before it started the long journey to Australia.

Vickers Photo Ref 6365L

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd Viscount VH-BAT
Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd

This aircraft c/n 97, a V.747, was built for Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd as VH-BAT and first flew on Thursday, 15 September 1955 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by ANSETT-ANA and MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA)

Its final owner/operator was Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd as VH-RMO.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by ANSETT-ANA and stored at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in December 1968.

Painted in a blue and white version of the Ansett-ANA livery in April 1968 for a possible sale to Pan Indonesian. Registration cancelled 26 March 1970 as aircraft permanently withdrawn from use. Scrapping commenced in July 1972 with the hulk finally being taken away for reprocessing 25 October 1976.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 97 G-ANXV
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Richard Stanton collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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