Vickers 163
1931
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Vickers 163

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

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Vickers 163A three-view drawing (800 x 714)


Specification 
 CREW4
 ENGINE4 x 480hp Rolls-Royce F.XIVS
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight11668 kg25724 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan27.43 m90 ft 0 in
    Length20.35 m67 ft 9 in
    Height6.81 m22 ft 4 in
    Wing area178.19 m21918.02 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed258 km/h160 mph
    Ceiling7681 m25200 ft
    Range1852 km1151 miles
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 12 x 110kg bombs

Comments
Terrence I. Murphy, 13.02.2012

The Vickers Type 163 was a prototype British biplane bomber design of the 1930s built by Vickers-Armstrong. It was based on the Vickers Vanox (Vickers "Type 150") scaled up to take four engines in paired mountings. It was submitted both as a bomber and as a troop carrier to Air Ministry specifications B.19/27 and C.16/28 respectively first flying on 12 January 1931. Only one was produced.

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