The Valentia was a development of the earlier Victoria troop-carrier, differing by having two 484kW Bristol Pegasus II.L3 or II.M3 engines (the latter for use in India) and an improved landing gear. Accommodation was for a crew of two and 22 troops; lockers were used for equipment and rifle-racks and stretcher supports were provided. Bomb racks could also be fitted if required. Twenty-eight were built as new and 54 Victorias were brought up to this standard.
|A three-view drawing (700 x 759)|
| ENGINE||2 x 464kW Bristol Pegasus radials,|
| Take-off weight||8845 kg||19500 lb|
| Empty weight||4964 kg||10944 lb|
| Wingspan||26.62 m||87 ft 4 in|
| Length||18.14 m||60 ft 6 in|
| Height||5.41 m||18 ft 9 in|
| Max. speed||193 km/h||120 mph|
| Ceiling||4955 m||16250 ft|
| Range||1287 km||800 miles|
| ARMAMENT||1000kg of bombs|
|George Begg, 20.03.2017|
My uncle, Squadron Leader James A Begg (who was killed flying a Whitley bomber in 1939) spent several years flying these planes in India during the NW Frontier Campaign and the Mohmand Campaign (in 1937). Have several photos of the Valentia (Reg No K 2340) he flew if anyone be interested.
|Ian wasse, 19.12.2015|
Vickers valentia. My father flew these as his workhorse in RAF India from august 1937 to November 1938. K 2340 and K4634 then K 4635
|Weldon Stacey, 19.12.2011|
I said that I flew the Ventura a/c in the middle east I meant to say the Valentia out of Habb ,I flew all three at different tmmes of course.from 1942 to 1944
It took 2 pilots to control the a/c in rough air.My bases were Heliopolis Habbaniya and Bagdad.
|Weldon Stacey, 19.06.2011|
I flew the ventura in the middle east and accumulated about 300 hours,mostly in Iraq ,Persia and Palestine with the R A F in 1942 1943 and 1944. It was a fun aircraft to fly at 80 to 90 mph. It took 2 pilots to control the a/c in rough air.My bases were Heliopolis Habbaniya and Bagdad.
hi i have a photo of an aircraft no j.7924 is it the saME one you show?
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?