Talk:Vickers Vanguard

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There are a lot of speed claims in this article for a plane that is still slower than a Lockheed_L-188_Electra. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mattclare (talkcontribs) 01:51, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Oh Dear! Jealousy will get you no-where. I knew the test pilot and several of he crew who made the claims about flying on 1 engine and the flight recorder actually proved the claim. It still would out perform many modern turbo-prop aircraft. Of course it isn't a USA deigned aircraft so the claims must be false. Like Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in Glorious Glennis which was a British designed aircraft as the US had no experience of high speed flight at that time. The Geologist (talk) 15:47, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Both the Viscount and Vanguard would maintain height lightly-loaded on one engine, and fly quite well otherwise on two - BEA Viscount with two engines feathered here :[1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.24.205.73 (talk) 18:21, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
The Viscount was certificated to be able to maintain height at it's maximum gross weight on any two engines. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.148.220.123 (talk) 18:54, 3 June 2015 (UTC)


Although the Vanguards were all allocated names, none of them carried them in service as they were all delivered in BEA's new "red square" livery, with the advent of which BEA abandoned naming (all the Viscounts lost their names when they were repainted in the "red square" scheme).Ambak51 (talk) 12:25, 23 June 2015 (UTC)