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Vickers 806 Viscount

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Part of the Brooklands Museum Collection at Weybridge. Note part of the old banked track of the Brooklands racetrack just visible behind the tail.

Vickers 806 Viscount

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15th December 2005
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British Air Ferries

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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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