The world’s first turbo-prop airliner was the British made Vickers Viscount. The first flight took
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.

The first North American airline to use turboprop aircraft was Trans-Canada Airlines. The first
Viscount made its maiden flight in April 1955 between Montreal and Winnipeg. TCA would
eventually operate 51 Viscounts on its short-haul routes. Viscount CF-THS was V.757 series
c/n 279 and delivered to TCA February 1, 1958. TCA had 35 V.757 aircraft that were powered
by 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510 engines producing 1,600 hp (1,120 kW). The aircraft operated with
the airline until May 1971 and in 1984 was donated to the Western Canada Aviation Museum in
Winnipeg. In 1953, TCA became the first airline in the world to use a computer reservation
system with remote terminals. On January 1, 1965 TCA was renamed Air Canada following
government approval.


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)
HL3006
Vickers Viscount 700 Series
Air Canada Airlines  CF-THS
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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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