24 May 2018
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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 5 - G-ALWF

Photo of Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) Viscount G-ALWF c/n 5
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G-ALWF - Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) - May 1976 to current

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in March 2007 inside the 'Super Hangar' surrounded by various military types.

Photo source - Paul Harrison

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 5, a V.701, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-ALWF and first flew on Wednesday, 3 December 1952 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Channel Airways, British Eagle International Airlines, Cambrian Airways and the Viscount Preservation Trust

Its final owner/operator was Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) as G-ALWF.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Cambrian Airways and stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, Wales 24 December 1971.

Saved by the Viscount Preservation Trust and now preserved by the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) within the Imperial War Museum facility at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in early British European Airways (BEA) livery.

The aircraft was initially loaned for a period of 99 years but on 26 November 2011 the title of the aircraft was officially handed over to the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) by Paul St John Turner and Romer Adams who had founded the Viscount Preservation Trust when they first purchased 'WF' in April 1972.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 5 G-ALWF
Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Paul Harrison

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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