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Vickers Viscount 708

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Purchased from Janus Airways and stored at Ostend, Belgium after failing to start operations in Africa. In March 1989 the airframe was destroyed after being blown up using dynamite.

Vickers Viscount 708

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4th April 1987
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Aircraft Data

The British built Vickers Viscount was the first turbo-prop airliner in the world. It saw service throughout the world with many airliners and freight operators. G-ALWF is the oldest surviving Viscount and is now preserved at the IWM Duxford, England

Summary data for Vickers Viscount -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United Kingdom19484453232 - 75


4 x Rolls Royce Dart (2100 - 2320 shp) turboprop engines.

Rolls-Royce Dart RDa.7/1 Mk 525 turboprop (Type 800)


Dimensions for Vickers Viscount -
Length (Type 800)
Wing Span93 ft. 8 in. (Type 800)
Height26 ft. 8 in. (Type 800)
Empty Weight41,479 lbs. (Type 800)
Max Weight72,281 lbs. (Type 800)


Performance of Vickers Viscount -
Max Speed352 mph
Cruise Speed325 mph
Ceiling25,000 ft.
Normal Range1,500nm
Max Range1,735nm

Updated 22nd January 2009

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