25 March 2019
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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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Our website contains over 20,000 pages of photos and information that can all be accessed from the menu at the top of every page. Here are a few to get you started.

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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 391 - N150RC

Photo of Viscount Air Service Inc Viscount N150RC c/n 391
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United States

N150RC - Viscount Air Service Inc - October 1987 to December 1991

Purchased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken at Los Angeles International Airport, California, USA in October 1989. Baggage is being unloaded from the rear cabin hold area.

Photo source - Linda Collucci Laidlaw

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Northeast Airlines Inc Viscount N6597C
Northeast Airlines Inc

This aircraft c/n 391, a V.798D, was built for Northeast Airlines Inc as N6597C and first flew on Sunday, 30 November 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, Irving Trust Company, Victor Comptometer Corporation, Super Valu Stores Inc, Trico Corporation, Ron Clark Enterprises, Air Rent Inc, Go Transportation Inc, Ronald J Clark, Viscount Air Service Inc, Aeroeslava, Lineas Ecuatoguineanas De Aviacion (LEA), Sankuru Air Service and Air Kasai

Its final owner/operator was General Numbi as 9Q-CUW.

Its fate:-

Noted stored in poor condition on a military ramp at Ndjili International Airport, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo 2 March 2008. No further sightings including Google Earth so presumed as scrapped. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

History and photos of Viscount c/n 391 N150RC
Viscount Air Service Inc Viscount fleet list and photos
United States issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Linda Collucci Laidlaw

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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