Aircraft Photo of VX217 | Vickers 663 Viscount | UK - Air Force | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VX217
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Viscount
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Viscount
Aircraft Version:Vickers 663 Viscount
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):2
Location
City / Airport:FarnboroughMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGLF   IATA: FAB   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:September 1950
Photo by:R.A.Scholefield
Photo ID: 7989
Photo Comment

This was the second Viscount prototype, fitted with short fuselage and two Rolls Royce Tay turbojets for test purposes. This appearance at the 1950 Farnborough SBAC show was its only public display. Latterly mainly used by Boulton Paul for control systems tests. Damaged beyond repair by fire in a wheel well during 1958 and scrapped at Seighford in 1960 with 110 total flying hours.

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