Vickers 150 / 195 / 225 (B.19/27)
1929
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Vickers 150 / 195 / 225 (B.19/27)

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Specification 
 MODELType 150
 ENGINE2 x 480hp Rolls-Royce F.XIV
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight7341 kg16184 lb
    Empty weight4737 kg10443 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan23.32 m77 ft 6 in
    Length18.44 m61 ft 6 in
    Height5.87 m19 ft 3 in
    Wing area127.00 m21367.02 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed201 km/h125 mph
    Range1481 km920 miles
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 1000kg of bombs

Comments
Barry, 15.04.2016

Intended as a replacement for the Virginia, the Vanox went through a protracted development. After being designed to take the Bristol Jupiter it gained official backing under B19/27 and the engines were changed to Bristol Mercury. Vickers were allowed to change the engines to the Rolls Royce F XIV later to be become the Kestrel. Performance was still lacking and with various design changes to the wings and tail it was re-engined with Bristol Pegasus engines to become the Type 195 Vanox
Later wing was redesigned to three bays and hence we have the Type 225. By this time the R.A.F. had adopted the Fairey Hendon and the Handley Page Harrow, so the one and only Vanox was used in air refuelling trials before being broken up in 1938.

beifan, 18.06.2011

This may be the only record left of someone who actually flew in it and as such
is a very valuable record of its activities.

, 18.06.2011

Vickers 150 / 195 / 225 (B.19/27)
1929

Tony Porter, 13.02.2009

This photograph looks very much like a Vickers Vanox.

A very rare picture. Only one Vanox was ever made and handed to the RAF in 1932.

It spent most of its time in Malta (Raf Luqa) and Gozo on bombing trials and W/Ops training.

The aircraft did not perform well and was removed from service after 1 year having been superceded by the Handley Page Heyford.

This picture is very.very rare and information about it is hard to find.

I do own a W/Ops flying Log Book showing his flying operations in this aircraft in 1932/3. This may be the only record left of someone who actually flew in it and as such
is a very valuable record of its activities.

The Vanox did fly again very fleetingly in 1938 taking part
in Air Refuelling trials in the Mediterranean.

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