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Vickers Monoplane No.6 Vickers Monoplane No.6


Vickers Monoplane No.7

Vickers Monoplane No.7

Vickers Monoplane No.8 Vickers Monoplane No.8

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Vickers Monoplane No.1

1911

Vickers Monoplane No.1

Vickers Monoplane No.2 Vickers Monoplane No.2

1912


On 19 November 1912, Vickers received a contract from the Admiralty for an experimental fighting ...

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Vickers E.F.B.1

1913

Vickers E.F.B.1

Vickers E.F.B.2 Vickers E.F.B.2

1913

Following the loss of the E.F.B.1, Vickers undertook major redesign of its gun carrier while ...

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In December 1913, a third Vickers Experimental Fighting Biplane, the E.F.B.3, made its debut. The ...

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Vickers E.F.B.3

1913

Vickers E.F.B.3

Vickers F.B.5 Gunbus Vickers F.B.5 Gunbus

1914

Progressive changes introduced by successive E.F.B.3s led to the E.F.B.5 - the E.F.B.4 being a ...

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Vickers F.B.6

1914

Vickers F.B.6

Vickers F.B.9 Vickers F.B.9

1915

Dubbed unofficially the Streamline Gunbus, the F.B.9, which emerged towards the end of 1915, introduced ...

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On the outbreak of World War I, Vickers engaged R L Howard-Flanders to design a ...

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Vickers F.B.7

1915

Vickers F.B.7

Vickers E.S.1 Vickers E.S.1

1915

Early in 1915, Rex K Pierson was tasked with the redesign of the so-called Barnwell ...

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Although possessing a superficial resemblance to the F.B.7, the F.B.8, designed in the autumn of ...

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Vickers F.B.8

1915

Vickers F.B.8

Vickers F.B.14 Vickers F.B.14

1916

Tractor-engined biplane best suited for reconnaissance duties. Engines ranged on the small number of production ...

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Designed in 1916 by G H Challenger and flown for the first time in August ...

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Vickers F.B.19

1916

Vickers F.B.19

Vickers F.B.12 Vickers F.B.12

1916

A compact two-bay biplane of pusher type, the F.B.12 was designed for the 150hp Hart ...

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Conceived, like the F.B.12, to utilise the 150hp Hart engine, the F.B.16 was designed by ...

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Vickers F.B.16

1916

Vickers F.B.16

Vickers F.B.11 Vickers F.B.11

1916

Designed by Howard Flanders as an airship destroyer, for which purpose it had an elevated ...

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A two-seat fighter-reconnaissance aircraft, the F.B.24 was yet another Vickers aircraft originally designed for the ...

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Vickers F.B.24

1916

Vickers F.B.24

Vickers F.B.27 Vimy Vickers F.B.27 Vimy

1917

Design of the Vickers F.B.27 was initiated in 1917 to meet the requirement to provide ...

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Derived from the abortive F.B.23 design intended as a successor to the F.B.9, the F.B.25 ...

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Vickers F.B.25

1917

Vickers F.B.25

Vickers F.B.26 Vampire Vickers F.B.26 Vampire

1917

Curiously retrogressive in design when built in May 1917, the pusher fighter with boom-carried empennage ...

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Vickers Vimy Commercial

1919

Vickers Vimy Commercial

Vickers Viking Vickers Viking

1919


Vickers VIM

1919

Vickers VIM

Vickers Vernon Vickers Vernon

1921

Final derivative of the Vimy / Vimy Commercial was the Vickers Vernon bomber/transport used by ...

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Vickers Valentia

1921

Vickers Valentia

Vickers Victoria Vickers Victoria

1922

The Victoria 22-troop transport was built between the Vernon and Valentia. Production for the RAF ...

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Designed to meet the requirements of Air Ministry Specification 1/21, the Vickers Virginia proved to ...

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Vickers Virginia

1922

Vickers Virginia

Vickers 61 Vulcan Vickers 61 Vulcan

1922

In early 1921 design was initiated of the Vickers Vulcan transport, a biplane of 14.94m ...

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During 1918 Vickers designed a light amphibian with biplane wings and tail unit, its Consuta ...

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Vickers Vulture

1923

Vickers Vulture

Vickers Vixen Vickers Vixen

1923


Vickers Viget

1923

Vickers Viget

Vickers Vagabond Vickers Vagabond

1924


Vickers 94 Venture

1924

Vickers 94 Venture

Vickers Vespa Vickers Vespa

1925

The Vickers Type 113 Vespa Mk I first flown in September 1925 was built as a ...

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Vickers Vanellus

1925

Vickers Vanellus

Vickers Vendace Vickers Vendace

1926

Built to the requirements of Air Ministry Specification 5A/24 for a floatplane trainer, the single ...

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Following the establishment in the UK on 8 June 1925 of Wibault Patents Limited as ...

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Vickers 121 Wibault Scout

1926

Vickers 121 Wibault Scout

Vickers 123 Vickers 123

1926

Believing, at the end of 1925, that the time was right for the development of ...

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After re-engining of the Type 123 with the 510hp Rolls-Royce F.XI 12-cylinder Vee-type water-cooled engine ...

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Vickers 141

1927

Vickers 141

Vickers 131 Valiant Vickers 131 Valiant

1927


One prototype flown on 27 June 1927. No production.

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Vickers Vivid

1927

Vickers Vivid

Vickers Vildebeest Vickers Vildebeest

1928

The all-metal Vildebeest was adopted by the RAF as a standard torpedo-carrying and bombing biplane ...

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A one-off civil variant designated Type 72 Vanguard, accommodating 23 passengers and powered by two Napier ...

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Vickers Vanguard

1928

Vickers Vanguard

Vickers 125 Vireo Vickers 125 Vireo

1928

The Wibault system of metal airframe construction, with which Vickers had gained experience in building ...

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The Vickers Type 134 Vellore Mk I was a large equal-span biplane intended as a freight ...

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Vickers Vellore

1928

Vickers Vellore

Vickers 143 Vickers 143

1929

Evolved from the Type 141 to meet a Bolivian requirement which was to result, in ...

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Effectively the seventh Type 143 airframe, the Type 177 was intended as a single-seat shipboard ...

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Vickers 177

1929

Vickers 177

Vickers 150 / 195 / 225 (B.19/27) Vickers 150 / 195 / 225 (B.19/27)

1929


The first prototype flew on 1 October 1930 powered by 3 x 201kW Armstrong Siddeley ...

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Vickers Viastra

1930

Vickers Viastra

Vickers 151 Jockey Vickers 151 Jockey

1930

During the mid 'twenties, the Air Ministry accepted the philosophy that the primary concern of ...

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One prototype first flown on 12 January 1931. No production.

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Vickers 163

1931

Vickers 163

Vickers 161 Vickers 161

1931

In the mid 'twenties, the British Air Ministry found attractive the possibility of the 37mm ...

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The Vincent was a three-seat general-purpose version of the Vildebeest, designed essentially for tropical service ...

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Vickers Vincent

1932

Vickers Vincent

Vickers 207 (M.1/30) Vickers 207 (M.1/30)

1933

One prototype, first flown 11 January 1933. No production.

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The Valentia was a development of the earlier Victoria troop-carrier, differing by having two 484kW ...

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Vickers Valentia

1934

Vickers Valentia

Vickers G.4/31 Vickers G.4/31

1934

One prototype, first flown on 6 August 1934. No production.

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The only Type 212 Vellox flew on 23 January 1934 powered by two 447kW Bristol ...

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Vickers 212 Vellox

1934

Vickers 212 Vellox

Vickers Wellesley Vickers Wellesley

1935

The Wellesley evolved from Vickers' design for a general-purpose day and night bomber and coastal-defence ...

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The Wellington, which served Bomber Command so well in the early years of World War ...

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Vickers Wellington

1936

Vickers Wellington

Vickers 279 Venom Vickers 279 Venom

1936

Fundamentally a redesigned and improved Type 151 Jockey and, indeed, initially known as the Jockey ...

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The Warwick was a slightly enlarged version of the Wellington and employed the same geodetic ...

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Vickers 284 Warwick

1939

Vickers 284 Warwick

Vickers 432 Vickers 432

1942

The final attempt by Vickers to develop a fighter for the RAF began in 1939 ...

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The Barnes Wallis geodetic construction, introduced on the Vickers Wellesley and used later on the ...

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Vickers Windsor

1943

Vickers Windsor

Vickers Viking Vickers Viking

1945

The Viking was a twin-engined 24-27-seat transport and was the first completely new post-World War ...

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The Valetta was a military transport aircraft, the prototype of which flew for the first ...

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Vickers Valetta

1947

Vickers Valetta

Vickers Viscount Vickers Viscount

1948

During World War II the US had gained a considerable start in the design and ...

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While the first Nene-Lancastrian can be dubbed 'the world's first jet airliner' only in ...

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Vickers 618 Nene Viking

1948

Vickers 618 Nene Viking

Vickers Varsity Vickers Varsity

1949

The Varsity general-purpose aircrew trainer retained the general characteristics of the Valetta C.I, but had ...

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Last of the prototype and experimental jetliners built in Britain in the immediate postwar era, ...

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Vickers 663 Tay-Viscount

1950

Vickers 663 Tay-Viscount

Vickers Valiant Vickers Valiant

1951

As World War II came to an end, the strategic bombers which had served Britain ...

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The very considerable success of the Vickers Viscount in airline service was due to the ...

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Vickers Vanguard

1959

Vickers Vanguard

BAC (Vickers) VC-10 / Super VC-10 BAC (Vickers) VC-10 / Super VC-10

1962

The prototype of this airliner flew for the first time on 29 June 1962. The ...

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