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Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

The Viscount 700 Series Specification


Version AL6 issued June 1954


Viscount c/n 3 G-AMAV

Vickers-Armstrongs Limited


This specification describes a basic aircraft in which an attempt has been made to anticipate the needs of the average operator, although the detailed requirements of individual operators will probably affect the weight sheet, Section 16. However, at an all-up weight of 58,500 lb. these variations will not affect the performance guarantees in Section 2, provided that these requirements do not cause any alteration in drag or available thrust.


1..... General

2..... Performance, Weights and Dimensions

3..... Structure

4..... Power Plant

5..... Fuel System

.......... Water Methanol System

6..... Equipment

6.4.. Radio and Radar

7..... Cabin Pressuration

8..... Cabin Air-Conditioning

9..... Airframe De-icing System

10.... Oxygen Equipment

11.... Fire Protection System

12.... Furnishing

13.... Ground Handling

14.... Interchangeability

14a.. Pneumatic System

15.... Inventory of 'Standard Equipment'

16.... Standard Weight Summary Sheet

17.... Optional Requirements

Viscount V.700 Series Drawing

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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