The world’s first turbo-prop airliner was the British made Vickers Viscount. The first flight took
place in 1948 with a more powerful engined Type 700 taking flight on August 3 1950. A stretched
variant named Type 800 was 3 feet 10 inches longer with even more power and a new fuel about
70 airlines and 9 Militaries around the world. Production ended in 1964 with 445 aircraft of all
types produced.

G-ATDU was built as a Type V.739 c/n 87 with Rolls-Royce Dart 506 engines. Originally built for
Misair–Egyptian Airlines and registered as SU-AIE it first flew on January 12, 1956 and was
delivered January 1956. In August 1960 the aircraft was sold to British Eagle and registered as G-
ATDU. From March 1968 until September 1968 the aircraft was leased to Air France but kept its
UK registration. Air France was one of the largest users of the Viscount. In April 1969 British
Eagle scrapped the aircraft.


Specifications for the Vickers Viscount Type 700 and Type 800

Type of aircraft – Turbo prop airliner / freighter
Country of origin – United Kingdom
First flight – Type 700 April 19, 1950
Entered regular service – April 18, 1953

People onboard
Crew – Two or three flight members
Passenger configuration –
V.700 / 40 seated four abreast or 47 – 63 at five abreast.
V.800 / 65 seated five abreast.

Dimensions
Wingspan – 28.56 m   (93.7 ft )
Wing area – 89.5 m²   (963.4 ft2 )
Length  -
Type 700 – 24.94 m   (81.82 ft )
Type 800 – 26.11 m   (85.66 ft )
Height – 8.16 m   (26.77 ft )

Performance
Engines -
Type 700D – (4) Rolls-Royce Dart 510 turbo prop / 1,740 hp each with a 4 blade constant speed
propeller.
Type 810 – (4) Rolls-Royce Dart 525 turbo prop / 1,990 hp each with a 4 blade constant speed
propeller.

Speed -
Cruise
Type 700D – 521 Kph   (323.7 mph)
Type 810 – 565 Kph   (351.1 mph)
Maximum speed
Type 700D – 537 Kph   (333.7 mph)
Type 810 – 587 Kph   (364.7 mph)

Maximum range
Type 700D – 2,140 km   (1,330 miles) maximum payload no reserves.
Type 810 –
2,780 km   (1,727 miles)   (64 passengers)
2,832 km   (1,760 miles)   (with maximum fuel)

Weights
Empty –
Type 700D - 17,200 kg   (37,920 lb)
Type 810 - 19,959 kg   (44,000 lb)
Maximum T/O –
Type 700D - 29,257 kg   (64,500 lb)
Type 810 - 32,866 kg   (72,460 lb)

HL3004
Vickers Viscount 700 Series
Air France "G-ATDU"
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1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to discolor or flake.
Free-spinning propellers.
Rolling wheels.
Landing gear can be removed or added.
Model comes with a display stand.
A brief history of the aircraft type and the airline is supplied with each model.
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