Bob O’Brien profiles the history of the Vickers Viscount which first flew in 1948.


One of the very last of the big Rolls-Royce-powered propliners, the Viscount was a remarkable success for the British Aviation industry, and Vickers-Armstrong of Weybridge in particular. It sold in large numbers to many of the world’s leading airlines and offered passengers the luxury of flying above the weather and in comfort.


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