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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 12 - G-ARER

Photo of Maitland Drewery Aviation Ltd Viscount G-ARER c/n 12
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G-ARER - Maitland Drewery Aviation Ltd - September 1960 to May 1961

Purchased from Air France and re-registered from F-BGNM. Taken departing from Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England 1 October 1960 after an overhaul and repaint by Marshall's.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Air France Viscount F-BGNM
Air France

This aircraft c/n 12, a V.708, was built for Air France as F-BGNM and first flew on Friday, 3 July 1953 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Maitland Drewery Aviation Ltd, BKS Air Transport Ltd, Silver City Airways, British United Airways (BUA), Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and Duco Paints

Its final owner/operator was Concorde Supermarket as F-BOEA.

Its fate:-

Damaged beyond repair on take off from Aulnat Airport, Clermont Ferrand, France on 28 December 1971.

Dismantled fuselage transferred from Air Inter for used as an office by Duco Paints in 1972.

The fuselage was transferred from Duco Paints and put on display at the Concorde Supermarket (near N89) at Lempdes, near Clermont Ferrand Airport, France in 1985.

Noted still in existence in September 1997. No further sightings so presumed as scrapped. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


History and photos of Viscount c/n 12 G-ARER
Maitland Drewery Aviation Ltd Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth


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
Information@VickersViscount.net.


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This website has been designed, built and is maintained by Geoff Blampied, Norwich, Norfolk, England.