VICKERS VISCOUNT MODEL 744

A picture of the Vickers Viscount Model 744

The Vickers Viscount is the world’s first propeller-turbine (turboprop) airliner.  Designed and built by Vickers-Armstrong Ltd. of Great Britain, the first prototype rolled off the assembly line in July 1948.  The first production aircraft entered commercial service with British European Airways on August 20, 1952.  A total of 445 were built with the last delivered to China in 1964.  The last known commercial Viscount flights occurred in Africa in 2008.

Wingspan

93 ft. 8 in.

Length

81 ft 2 in.

Height

26ft 9 in.

Weight

60,000 lb loaded

Cruising Speed

316 mph

Service Ceiling

27,500 ft

Range

1,690 miles

Engines

Four Rolls-Royce RDa.3 Dart 505 turbo-props with 1,345 horsepower each

Crew

3-4

Passengers

40-63

Manufacturer
Vickers

Markings
Viscount Air Services Inc., 1991

Designation
744

Registration
CF-TGI / N22SN

Serial Number
40

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