Vickers Viking
1919
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Prototype Viking amphibian

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Terrence I. Murphy, 13.02.2012

The Vickers Viking was a British single-engine amphibious aircraft designed for military use shortly after the World War I. Later versions of the aircraft were known as the Vickers Vulture and Vickers Vanellus. They were produced from 1919 to 1923.

General characteristics
Crew: One: pilot
Capacity: 3 passengers
Length: 34 ft 2 in (10.42 m)
Wingspan: 50 ft 0 in (15.24 m)
Height: 14 ft 0 in (4.27 m)
Wing area: 635 ft (59.0 m)
Empty weight: 4,040 lb (1,836 kg)
Loaded weight: 5,790 lb (2,632 kg)
Powerplant: 1 Napier Lion 12-cylinder water-cooled broad arrow piston engine, 450 hp (336 kW)

Performance
Maximum speed: 113 mph (98 knots, 182 km/h)
Cruise speed: 91 mph (79 knots, 147 km/h)
Range: 925 mi (804 nmi, 1,489 km) (long range tanks)
Endurance: 4 hr 45 min
Wing loading: 9.12 lb/ft (44.6 kg/m)
Power/mass: 0.078 hp/lb (0.13 kW/kg)

Climb to 3,000 ft (915 m): 3.2 min[7]

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