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Vickers Vimy

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Vickers Vimy
Type Heavy bomber
Author(s) Emmanuel Baranger
--aircraft= vimy
Status Alpha

The Vickers Vimy was a British heavy bomber aircraft of the First World War and post-First World War era. It achieved success as both a military and civil aircraft, setting several notable records in long-distance flights in the interwar period, the most celebrated of which was the first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by Alcock and Brown in June 1919.


General characteristics

  • Length: 43 ft 7 in (13.28 m)
  • Wingspan: 68 ft 1 in (20.75 m)
  • Height: 15 ft 8 in (4.77 m)
  • Wing area: 1,330 ft² (123.56 m²)
  • Empty weight: 7,104 lb (3,222 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 10,884 lb (4,937 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2× Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII, 360 hp (268.45 kW) each


  • Maximum speed: 100 mph (161 km/h)
  • Range: 900 mi (1,448 km)
  • Service ceiling: 7,000 ft (2,134 m)
  • Power/mass: 0.07 hp/lb (0.11 kW/kg)


  • 1 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis Gun in Scarff ring in nose and 1 × in Scarff ring in mid-fuselage
  • 2,476 lb (1,123 kg) of bombs

Source: Wikipedia

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