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 system and flew on July 27 1956. It could carry 71 passengers so it soon was
operating with about 70 airlines and 9 militaries around the world. Production ended in 1964
with 445 aircraft of all types produced.

MSN 247 was a Vickers Viscount V.779 built for Fred Olsen Flyselskap A/S and registered as
LN-FOM. The aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 510 engines first flew at Hurn, England on
Monday March 11, 1957 and was delivered to Fred Olsen on April 30, 1957. On January 1,
1958 the aircraft was leased to AUA – Austrian Airlines and was registered as OE-LAE. After 2
years and 4 months the aircraft was returned to Fred Olsen in April, 1960. BEA – British
European Airways was the next to lease the aircraft in June 1960 and registered it as G-ARBW.
BEA returned the aircraft in April 1961. From December 1961 until January 1962 (2 months)
SAS - Scandinavian Airlines System leased the aircraft as LN-FOM. Once again returned to
Fred Olsen the aircraft was sold to IAC - Indian Airlines Corp. on January 28, 1962. The new
registration was VT-DOD and given the name “Madras” and later renamed “Mysore”. MSN 247
was in operation as VT-DOD for 9 years before being withdrawn from service in July 1971. The
aircraft was stored for a while but eventually fell victim to the wrecker at Palam, Delhi, India.


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)

HL3005
Vickers Viscount 700 Series
Scandinavian Airlines System "LN-FOM"
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1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
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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