The Vickers Viscount – Revolutionary Turboprop

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The British made Vickers Viscount made a major impact on modern short range air travel. The plane entered service in 1950 with over 400 being produced and sold world wide. The American market had the most of them for regional travel with the American Made Constellation as the popular choice for overseas flights. The turboprop design greatly reduced vibration over piston powered planes at the time, however everybody we know who traveled on a Viscount puked their guts out on every flight…

Author: Jerome Howard

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