Vickers F.B.11
1916
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Vickers F.B.11

Designed by Howard Flanders as an airship destroyer, for which purpose it had an elevated gunner's station, or "fighting top", mounted on the centre section of the upper wing, the F.B.11 flew in late November 1916. Carrying a crew of three, including two gunners each provided with a 7.7mm Lewis gun, the F.B.11 was powered by a 250hp Rolls-Royce Mk III 12-cylinder water-cooled engine - later to be named Eagle. The F.B.11 proved to be deficient in lateral control and the first prototype eventually crashed and was written off, a second example never being completed as, in the meantime, it had been realised that the entire concept of the large airship destroyer was fundamentally unsound.

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Vickers F.B.11A three-view drawing (800 x 310)


Specification 
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight2238 kg4934 lb
    Empty weight1515 kg3340 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan15.54 m51 ft 0 in
    Length13.10 m43 ft 0 in
    Height4.16 m14 ft 8 in
    Wing area78.50 m2844.97 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed154 km/h96 mph
    Ceiling3355 m11000 ft

Comments
MIchael Wuyek, 22.12.2014

Looking for quality photos of the Vickers FB.11. Currently building a model and doing an article or Windsock magazine. Thank you

beiguo, 20.06.2011

it had been realised that the entire concept of the large airship destroyer was fundamentally unsound.

, 20.06.2011

Vickers F.B.11
1916

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