Vickers 744 Viscount

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Vickers
Markings
Viscount Air Services Inc., Tucson, 1991
Designation
744
Registration
N22SN
Serial Number
40

Vickers 744 Viscount

The Vickers Viscount is the world’s first propeller-turbine (turbo-prop) 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.

Specifications
Wingspan 93 ft 8 in
Length 81 ft 2 in
Height 26 ft 9 in
Weight 60,000 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 316 mph
Service Ceiling 27,500 ft
Range 1,690 miles
Engines 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 505 turboprops
Crew 4