27 February 2021
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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 176 - PH-VIE

Photo of Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) Viscount PH-VIE c/n 176
Netherlands flag

Netherlands


PH-VIE - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) - October 1957 to November 1965

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Jan Olieslagers'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1961.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) Viscount PH-VIE
Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)

This aircraft c/n 176, a V.803, was built for Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) as PH-VIE and first flew on Wednesday, 11 September 1957 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

Its final owner/operator was Aer Lingus as EI-AOF.

Its fate:-

Crashed at Ballymadun, two miles north of Ashbourne, County Meath, near Dublin, Ireland 22 June 1967 during a training flight, sadly killing all three flight crew.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 176 PH-VIE
Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) Viscount fleet list and photos
Netherlands issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Tony Ward collection


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.