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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 283 - ZK-BRF

Photo of Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc Viscount ZK-BRF c/n 283
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New Zealand


ZK-BRF - Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc - April 1975 to current

Donated by NAC - New Zealand National Airways Corporation. Taken at the Ferrymead Museum of Science and Technology, Christchurch, New Zealand 23 March 2007 during the 60th anniversary event of the formation of NAC – New Zealand National Airways Corporation. On the left is Annette Ambler who is talking to Merrilynn Bartram.

Photo source - Video Wings


Aircraft Summary

Photo of New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC) Viscount ZK-BRF
New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)

This aircraft c/n 283, a V.807, was built for New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC) as ZK-BRF and first flew on Tuesday, 24 February 1959 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

Its final owner/operator was Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc as ZK-BRF.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by New Zealand National Airways Corporation and stored at Christchurch, New Zealand 12 July 1974.

Donated to the Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc 10 April 1975 and preserved at the Ferrymead Museum of Science and Technology, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Transferred to Air New Zealand's facility at Harewood, New Zealand for further restoration 11 December 1993. Returned to Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc for continuation of the restoration 28 January 2000. Moved into the new museum building to continue the restoration under cover 3 March 2001. Earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 resulted in damage to the museum buildings. Structural repairs carried out in 2015 after insurnace claims were eventually settled. Building handed back to the museum in October 2015 and reopened in November 2015.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 283 ZK-BRF
Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc Viscount fleet list and photos
New Zealand issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Video Wings


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.