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.

On Saturday March 1, 1958 c/n 266 V.806 Viscount made its maiden flight as G-AYOR.
On April 11, 1958 the aircraft was delivered to BEA who had named it “R.M.A. Sir
Richard Arkwright”. On December 29, 1969 the aircraft was sold to BKS Air Transport.
BKS was renamed Northeast Airlines when it became part of BEA on October 31, 1970
with the transfer of G-AOYR taking place on November 1, 1970. On March 31, 1974
British Airways was created which dissolved BOAC, BEA, Cambrian and Northeast
Airlines that meant G-AOYR became part of BA. On March 31, 1982 the aircraft was
stored until March 27, 1984 when BAF (British Air Ferries) purchased it. BAF renamed
the aircraft “Viscount Aberdeen”. On March 31, 1985 G-AOYR was leased to BCAL
British Caledonian Airways who repainted the aircraft in their livery and renamed the
aircraft “Viscount Caledonian Sky”. Approximately in July of that year the aircraft was
repainted in the British Caledonian “Commuter” scheme. In May 1986 the aircraft was
returned to BAF who operated it until Aer Lingus leased for about two weeks on March
25, 1989. In 1993 BAF became known as British World Airways (BWA) so G-AOYR was
on the move again until April 20, 1994 when it was removed from service and stored. In
June 1996 it was broken up.



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)
HL3007
Vickers Viscount V.806
British Caledonian Airways  "G-AOYR"
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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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