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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

The Viscount 700 Series Specification

SECOND EDITION SEPTEMBER 1952

Version AL6 issued June 1954


1. GENERAL

Viscount prototype c/n 3 G-AMAV

1. GENERAL

1. This specification covers the design and construction of a four-turbine propeller aircraft, with pressurised fuselage, to carry 40 passengers with a flight crew of three, (two pilots and a radio operator), and two hostesses plus baggage and freight on continental and inter-city routes. Alternative accommodation for 48 passengers can be installed. (Refer: Optional Equipment)

2. The aircraft is powered by four Rolls-Royce Dart R.Da3 Type 506 engines.

3. The aircraft and power plant are suitable for operation through a range of climatic conditions from tropical maximum to the tropical and temperature minima defined in Section Z.8 issue 1 of BCAR (Airworthiness Requirements only).

4. The aircraft will be delivered with a normal category British Certificate of Airworthiness valid for all sub-divisions in the normal category as stated in BCAR. Section A Chapter 1-1 dated 1st April 1952, and will comply with BCAR's current upon that date. The C of A will cover day and night flying and operation in icing conditions.

5. The aircraft complies with the requirements of the Air Navigation Order (1952), for International operation.

NOTE:- The British Civil Airworthiness Requirements, Issue 2, Section D represent the most up-to-date airworthiness code in existence, and the rationalised requirements therein are expected to be embodied in a new ICAO code in due course.




Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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