Vickers Vincent
1932
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Vickers Vincent

The Vincent was a three-seat general-purpose version of the Vildebeest, designed essentially for tropical service in the Middle East and therefore carrying comprehensive equipment. Fitted with a 484kW Bristol Pegasus IIM3 engine, it (like the Vildebeest) had sufficient fuel as standard for a 1000km flight while cruising at 195km/h; this range could be increased to 2000km by the use of an auxiliary fuel tank attached in the position normally occupied by the torpedo. A number of Vildebeests were converted into Vincents and, with new production aircraft, the RAF operated just under 200 from 1934. The last were withdrawn in 1941.

Vickers Vincent


Specification 
 CREW3
 ENGINE1 x 635hp Bristol Pegasus IIM.3
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight3677 kg8106 lb
    Empty weight1920 kg4233 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan14.94 m49 ft 0 in
    Length11.18 m37 ft 8 in
    Height5.41 m18 ft 9 in
    Wing area67.63 m2727.96 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed229 km/h142 mph
    Ceiling5791 m19000 ft
    Range1006 km625 miles
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 8 x 50kg + 8 x 9kg bombs

3-View 
Type 266 VincentA three-view drawing of Type 266 Vincent (680 x 602)

Comments
ANN POTTS, 09.06.2015

Think I did it wrong first time!
Just found a photo taken in Simal Iraq 1938/39 of "55" Squadron Vincents - was delighted as well as surprised to discover more about them here.

Ann Potts, 09.06.2015

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Barry, 19.09.2012

Now then is the coloured illustration above not a Vildebeest as it is so described elsewhere on this site? I think there is need for a proof reader!

zhonghua, 20.06.2011

Vildebeests were converted into Vincents and, with new production aircraft, the RAF operated just under 200 from 1934. The last were withdrawn in 1941.

, 20.06.2011

Vickers Vincent
1932

Laurence Garey, 13.02.2009

A couple of Vincents were still operated by 244 Sqd at Sharjah in 1942 (K6359, 6363) (see http://l.garey.googlepages.com/tonytubbenhauer)

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