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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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Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Aircraft operational records

Viscount c/n 435 had a long and varied career
Viscount c/n 435 had a
long and varied career

Records for 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 operational record 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 information that we have on file for that aircraft. However the history may be incomplete, so any help you can give in completing it will be appreciated.

Featured aircraft - c/n 148 - VH-TVJ

Photo of Queensland Air Museum (QAM) Viscount VH-TVJ c/n 148
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Australia


VH-TVJ - Queensland Air Museum (QAM) - October 1993 to current

Taken at Caloundra, Queensland, Australia in June 2005. This is a Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engine and the angled exhaust unit indicates that it was removed from the No.3 (starboard inner) position as both the No.2 (port inner) and the No.3 exhausts were angled away from the fuselage with the No.1 and No.4 postions going straight back.

Hopefully it will receive some attention in the future.

Photo source - Denys Coulter-Jones


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) Viscount VH-TVJ
Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)

This aircraft c/n 148, a V.756D, was built for Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) as VH-TVJ and first flew on Thursday, 14 June 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Nonferral Pty Ltd, Farm & Agricultural Dispsals, Jensen Metals, Jim Aspromourgus and the Gold Coast Military Museum

Its final owner/operator was Queensland Air Museum (QAM) as VH-TVJ.

Its fate:-

Last revenue flight to Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and withdrawn from use by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) and placed in open store 10 October 1968. Moved into a hangar at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 13 March 1970 and stripped of all useful parts and deletion of Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) markings. Registration cancelled as aircraft permanently withdrawn from use 13 May 1970.

Remains sold to Nonferral Pty Ltd 20 May 1970. Remains broken up for scrap except for the forward fuselage section which was saved. Forward fuselage section sold to Farm & Agricultural Disposals in June 1970. This was sold to Jensen Metals 1 January 1986 and to Jim Aspromourgus circa April 1989, Gold Coast Military Museum circa January 1990, and to QAM - Queensland Air Museum 9 October 1993 and put on display. Painted in TAA-Trans-Australia Airlines 'White Tail' livery in October 2010. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the museum closed to the general public 23 March 2020 but has since reopened.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 148 VH-TVJ
Queensland Air Museum (QAM) Viscount fleet list and photos
Australia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Denys Coulter-Jones


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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