26 September 2022
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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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Our 'Live Magazine' is used by members and non-members to share their Viscount photos and stories with fellow enthusiasts located throughout the world in real time.

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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 263 - G-AOYN

Photo of British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount G-AOYN c/n 263
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G-AOYN - British Air Ferries (BAF) - April 1983 to January 1984

Returned from Polar Airways lease. Taken at an unknown location in September 1983, now with 'BAF' titles on the nose.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)


Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 263, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOYN and first flew on Friday, 7 March 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Cambrian Airways, British Airways (BA), British Air Ferries (BAF), Oasis Oil Company, Occidental of Libya Inc, Polar Airways, Panavia Air Cargo Ltd, Capital Airlines, British World Airlines (BWA), Hanningfield Metals and Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)

Its final owner/operator was Bournemouth Aviation Museum as G-OPAS.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by British World Airlines (BWA) and stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1996.

Broken up for scrap by Hanningfield Metals in February 1997 except for the forward fuselage which was initially stored outside at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England under the care of the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS).

Loaned to the Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Hurn Airport, Dorset, England and put on display 5 December 2006. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the museum closed to the general public until further notice 19 March 2020. It opened again in July 2020 with a temporary closure in November 2020. It re-opened again in December 2020 and is now operating normally.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 263 G-AOYN
British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)


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.